Kyle E. Conroy

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Underwater inductive coupling is used to recharge a lithium-ion battery pack for an underwater mooring profiler operating on a cabled deep-ocean mooring sensor network. The mooring profiler is a motor driven autonomous underwater vehicle that is attached to a vertical mooring cable suspended between the seafloor at 900 m and subsurface float structure at a(More)
We report the discovery of a repeating photometric signal from a low-mass member of the Praesepe open cluster that we interpret as a Neptune-sized transiting planet. The star is JS 183 (HSHJ 163, EPIC 211916756), with Teff=3325±100 K, M*=0.44±0.04Me, R*=0.44±0.03 Re, and g log 4.82 0.06 * =  . The planet has an orbital period of 10.134588 days(More)
The Kepler space mission is devoted to finding Earth-size planets orbiting other stars in their habitable zones. Its large, 105 deg2 field of view features over 156,000 stars that are observed continuously to detect and characterize planet transits. Yet, this high-precision instrument holds great promise for other types of objects as well. Here we present a(More)
We present the discovery in Kepler’s K2 mission observations and our follow-up radial velocity (RV) observations from Keck/HIRES for four eclipsing binary (EB) star systems in the young benchmark Pleiades and Hyades clusters. Based on our modeling results, we announce two new low mass ( < M 0.6 tot  M ) EBs among Pleiades members (HCG 76 and MHO 9) and we(More)
Over 2500 eclipsing binaries were identified and characterized from the ultraprecise photometric data provided by the Kepler space telescope. Kepler is now beginning its second mission, K2, which is proving to again provide ultraprecise photometry for a large sample of eclipsing binary stars. In the 1951 light curves covering 12 days in the K2 engineering(More)
We present TYC 2505-672-1 as a newly discovered and remarkable eclipsing system comprising an M-type red giant that undergoes a ∼3.45 year long, near-total eclipse (depth of ∼4.5 mag) with a very long period of ∼69.1 years. TYC 2505-672-1 is now the longest-period eclipsing binary system yet discovered, more than twice as long as that of the currently(More)
The star HII 2407 is a member of the relatively young Pleiades star cluster and was previously discovered to be a single-lined spectroscopic binary. It is newly identified here within Kepler/K2 photometric time series data as an eclipsing binary system. Mutual fitting of the radial velocity and photometric data leads to an orbital solution and constraints(More)
The star HII 2407 is a member of the relatively young Pleiades star cluster and was previously discovered to be a single-lined spectroscopic binary. It is newly identified here within Kepler/K2 photometric time series data as an eclipsing binary system. Mutual fitting of the radial velocity and photometric data leads to an orbital solution and constraints(More)
Summary form only given. A, pulsed hot dense compact plasma torus (CT) in a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC), of few keV temperature, density (10<sup>23</sup>-10<sup>24</sup>) m<sup>-3</sup>, and a life time of several microseconds is of great interest for fusion research as an alternative to already canonical inertial, magnetic stationary approaches and(More)
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