nicholas tufillaro: papers





Application of the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean to Phytoplankton Ecology Studies in Monterey Bay, CA, USA, Remote Sensing, doi:10.3390/rs6021007, 2014.

Remotely sensing the complexity of rivers and estuaries, SPIE Newsroom article , 22 July 2013.

The shape of ocean color, chapter in the book “From Laser Dynamics to Topology of Chaos,” R. Gilmore and C. Letellier eds., World Scientific, 2013.

A framework for estimating potential fluid flow from digital imagery, Chaos 23 (3), 033134, 2013.

High resolution fiber optic temperature sensing: A new tool to study the 2-D structure of atmospheric surface layer flow, Boundary Layer Meteorol., DOI 10.1007/s10546-011-9672-7, 2011.1.

Feasibility of soil moisture monitoring with heated fiber optics, Water Resources Research 46, W06201, 5 June 2010.

Supplementary material to  "Taking the Temperature of Ecological Systems with Fiber Optics," EOS Trans. AGU, 89 (20) 187, 13 May 2008.

Measuring stream dynamics with fiber optics, Agilent Measurement Journal, Issue 3, September 2007.


Model-based test for analog integrated circuits, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, 1-3 May 2007.

A Behavioral Modeling Approach to Nonlinear Model-Order Reduction for RF/Microwave ICs and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 52, No. 9, 2274-2284, September 2004,.

New Techniques for Non-linear Behavioral Modeling Modeling of Microwave/RFIC's from Simulation and and Nonlinear Microwave Measurements, Proceedings of the 40th Design Automation Conference, DAC 2003, Anaheim, CA, USA, June 2003.

Systematic Behavioral Modeling of Nonlinear Microwave/RF Circuits in the Time Domain Using Techniques from Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Proceedings of 2002 IEEE International Workshop on Behavioral Modeling and Simulation, Santa Rosa, California, October 2002.

Construction of behavioral models for microwave devices from time-domain large-signal to speed-up high-level design simulations, International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-aided engineering 13 (1): 54-61, Jan 2003.

Calibration of Hubble Space Telescope Focal-Length Variations Using the Embedding Technique, 2001 Flight Mechanics Symposium (NASA), Edited by John P. Lynch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, June 19-21 2001.

Automatically controlled coverage of the voltage plane of quasi-unilateral devices, Proc. Automatic RF Techniques Group Conference (ARFTC), USA pp. 86-90, 24-25 May 2001.

The construction and evaluation of behavioral models for microwave devices based on time-domain large-signal measurements, 2000 IEDM Technical Program (International Electron Devices Meeting), San Francisco, CA, 13 December 2000.

Development of time-domain behavioral models for microwave devices and ICs from vectorial large-signal measurements and simulations, GAAS 2000, Paris, France. 30th European Microwave Conference, GAAS Wireless Technologies 2000. Proc. European GaAs and related III-V compounds applications symposium, 1-6 October 2000.

Behavioral models of microwave circuits with fading memory, 56th ARFTG Conference Procedings Boulder, Colorado, 30 November 2000.

Radial basis models for feedback systems with fading memory, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 48 no. 9 pages 1147-1151, September 2001.

Measurement driven models of nonlinear electronic components, 55th ARFTG Conference Digest, Boston, MA, 15-16 June 2000.

Phase-space reconstruction and approximating relative degree from input-output time series data,  HPL-1999-75.

Reconstructing the Dynamics of FET Oscillators Using Radial Basis Functions,  HPL-1999-74.

Nonlinear Modeling of a Bi-Polar Junction Transistor,  HPL-1999-73.

Phase Space Reconstruction using Input-Output Time Series Data,  Physical Review E. 60 (4), 4008-4013, October 1999.

Constructing transportable behavioral models for nonlinear electronic devices, Physics Letts. A. (255) 4-6 (1999).

A dynamical systems approach to behavioral modeling, HPL-1999-22.


Generating a fractal using a capacitor, American Journal of Physics, page 721, June 2001.


Evaluation of Laminar Mixing in Stirred Tanks Using a Discrete Time Particle Mapping Procedure, Chemical Engineering Science 55 (2000).


Book Review: The Topology of Chaos by Gilmore and Lefranc, The American Journal of Physics, Vol. 71 (5), May 2003.

Nonlinear Dynamics Resource Letter I, The American Journal of Physics, September 1997.

Introduction to measures of complexity and chaos, in NATO ASI Series B: Proceedings of the international workshop on Quantitative Measures of Dynamical Complexity in Nonlinear Systems, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA June 22-24, 1989.

Definitions of chaos and measuring its characteristics, in SPIE Proceedings on Optical Chaos, 667, 2 (1986).


An experimental investigation into the dynamics of a string, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 72 No 9, 2004.

Topological time series analysis of a string experiment and its synchronized model, Physical Review E 51 (1), (1995).

Torus doubling and chaotic string vibrations: experimental results, The Journal of Sound and Vibration 137 (2), 327 (1990).

Torsional parametric oscillations in wires, European Journal of Physics 11, 122 (1990).

Nonlinear and chaotic string vibrations, American Journal of Physics 57 (5), 408 (1989).


A chaotic lock-in amplifier, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 76 (3), pages 213-217.  Supplementary material at: EPAPS Document No. E-AJPIAS-76-017803, March 2008.

The effects of additive noise and drift in the dynamics of the driving on chaotic synchronization, Physics Letters 162A, 201-205 (1994).

Synchronization of chaotic systems: the effects of additive noise and drift in the dynamics and driving, Physical Review E 50 (6), 4488-4508 (1994).


Symbolic dynamics in mathematics, physics, and engineering, HPL-1999-28.

Topological time series analysis of a string experiment and its synchronized model, Physical Review E 51 (1), 164-174 (1995).

Braid analysis of a bouncing ball, Physical Review E 50 (6), 4509-4522 (1994).

Braid analysis of (low dimensional) chaos, (unpublished).

Topological organization of (low-dimensional) chaos, in NATO-ASI proceedings, From statistical physics to statistical inference and back, Kluwer Academic Publishers (1994).

Template analysis for a chaotic NMR-laser, Physical Review A 44 (8), R4786 (1991).

Templates and framed braids, Physical Review A 44 (6), R3416 (1991).

Classification of strange attractors by integers, Physical Review Letters 64 (20), 2350 (1990).

Relative rotation rates: fingerprints for strange attractors, Physical Review A vol. 41 (10), pages 5717-5720, 15 May 1990.


Discrete dynamical models showing pattern formation in subaqueous bed-forms, International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos 3 (3), 779-784 (1993).

Worlds within worlds -- an introduction to cellular automata, The Physics Teacher, February, 88 (1990).

Cellular automata program, in Who Got Einstein's Office? by Ed Regis (Addison Wesley, New York, 1987).


Order-disorder transition in capillary ripples, Physical Review Letters 62 (4), 422 (1989).

Notes on defect driven chaos in capillary ripples (unpublished, 1988).


Braid analysis of a bouncing ball, Physical Review E 50 (6), 4509-4522 (1994).

Comment on "Bouncing ball with finite restitution: Cluttering, locking and chaos, (unpublished).

Suppression of period doubling in the dynamics of a bouncing ball, Physica 26D, 321 (1987).

Strange attractors of a bouncing ball, American Journal of Physics 55 (4), 316 (1987).

Period doubling boundaries of a bouncing ball, Journal de Physique 47, 1477 (1986).

Chaotic dynamics of a bouncing ball, American Journal of Physics 54 (10), 939 (1986).


Periodic orbits of the integrable swinging Atwood's machine, American Journal of Physics 63 (2), 121-126 (1995).

Teardrop and heart orbits of a swinging Atwood’s machine, The American Journal of Physics 62 (3), 231-233 (1994).

Swinging Atwood's machine: integrability and dynamics, Journal de Physique 51, 1693 (1990).

Infinity manifold of a swinging Atwood's machine, European Journal of Physics 10 (10), 173 (1989).

Unbounded orbits of a swinging Atwood's machine, American Journal of Physics 56 (12), 1117 (1988).

Integrable motion of a swinging Atwood's machine, American Journal of Physics 54 (2), 142 (1986).

Motions of a swinging Atwood's machine, Journal de Physique 46, 1495 (1985).

Collision orbits of a swinging Atwood's machine, Journal de Physique 46, 2053 (1985).

Swinging Atwood's Machine, American Journal of Physics 52 (10), 895 (1984).

Smiles and Teardrops, Senior Thesis, Reed College Physics, 1982.


Ode -- A program for the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, Bell Laboratories Technical Memorandum 83-52321-39 (1983).

Photoluminescence characterization of channeled substrate laser wafers, Bell Laboratories Technical Memorandum 83-52321-40 (1983).


Guest comment: A generation lost?, American Journal of Physics (September, 1994).


Chaos Experiment Quadratic Map Lab Manual (unpublished, 28 September 1986)

Chaos Experiment Bouncing Ball Lab Manual (unpublished, 25 September 1986)