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Classifications: C4135, 016.359
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Propagation of Sound in a Layered Laboratory Model( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The propagation of sound in a laboratory model consisting of a surface layer of water overlying a thick bottom layer of sand was experimentally investigated. The variations of pressure amplitude as a function of receiver depth, range, and transverse location were measured for the source at constant depth in the surface layer of water. Three frequencies for which only the lowest mode propagates were used in this investigation. The measurements of pressure amplitude as a function of depth and range were found in good agreement with normal mode theory, when absorption in the bottom was taken into consideration. Keywords include: Sound propagation, Shallow water, Normal modes, Shallow water facility, Theses
Recent Naval Postgraduate School publications by Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication contains a listing for each faculty member front each department indicating the conference presentations, contributions to books, published papers, and technical reports for the years 1983-1986. Information included in this publication pertain to: Administrative Sciences; Department of Aeronautics; Department of Computer Science; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department of Mathematics; Department of Mechanical Engineering; Department of Meteorology; Department of National Security Affairs; Oceanography; Department of Operations Research; Department of Physics; and Defense Resources Management
Compilation of Abstracts of Theses Submitted by Candidates for Degrees( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains the abstracts of theses submitted during the period 1 October 1986 - 30 September 1987 by candidates for Doctoral, Master's and Engineer's degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943. Subject areas include: Computers; Operations research; Navigation; Fluid dynamics; Naval aircraft computer programs; Communication systems; Mechanical engineering; Metallurgy; Weapon systems; Antimissile defense systems; Space systems; Combustion; Display systems; Logistics; Electronics; Optics; Antennas; Electrical engineering; Acoustics Information System; Systems management. (edc)
A summary of the Naval Postgraduate School research program by United States( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains 249 summaries on research projects which were carried out under funding to the Naval Postgraduate School Research Program. This research was carried out in the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, Administrative Sciences, Operations Research, National Security Affairs, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Meteorology, Aeronautics, Oceanography and Mechanical Engineering. The Table of Contents identifies the areas of research. (Author)
Building software tools for combat modeling and analysis by Yuanxin Chen( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this thesis is to use and leverage the strengths of dynamic computer program analysis methodologies in software engineering testing and debugging such as program behavior modeling and event grammars to automate the building and analysis of combat simulations. An original high level language METALS (Meta-Language for Combat Simulations) and its associated parser and C++ code generator were designed to reduce the amount of time and developmental efforts needed to build sophisticated real world combat simulations. A C++ simulation of the Navy's current mine avoidance problem in littoral waters was generated using high level METALS description in the thesis as a demonstration. The software tools that were developed will allow users to focus their attention and efforts in the problem domain while sparing them to a considerable extent the rigors of detailed implementation
The role of the ulama in Shiite social movements : Bahrain, Lebanon, and Iraq. by Brian P Maynard( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shiite "ulama" have become politically active in past decades, beginning in the 1960s-1970s with the articulation of the new ideology that empowered the Iranian Revolution. Though a significant portion of the ulama retained their quietist tradition, enough felt motivated by "wilayet e-faqih" to become a major force on the political landscape. The ulama were particularly well suited to lead a successful social movement. Shiite tradition and symbology, once released from the bonds of quietism, were perfectly suited to motivate a struggle for justice. Despite the ulama's successful leadership, they are most influential when they are part of an underground opposition movement. The three case studies presented in this thesis demonstrate that when movements reach a certain level of success, the ulama tend to retreat back to their studies. While many significant ulama continue to pay lip service to the wilayet e-faqih, many have also admitted that it is not practical in their country's particular circumstance. This is not to say that they are not influential, but that they prefer to let others perform daily political tasks. The scowling, turbaned 'alim is not necessarily the uncontrolled voice of radicalism bent upon founding an Islamic state
Compilation of Theses Abstracts( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was established to serve the advanced educational needs of the Navy. The broad responsibility of the school is reflected in its stated mission: Increase the combat effectiveness of U.S. and allied armed forces and enhance the security of the U.S.A. through advanced education and research programs focused on the technical, analytical, and managerial tools needed to confront defense related challenges of the future. To fulfill its mission, the Naval Postgraduate School strives to sustain excellence in the quality of its instructional programs, to be responsive to technological change and innovation in the Navy, and to prepare officers to introduce and utilize future technologies. The research program at NPS exists to support the primary mission of graduate education. Research at NPS: * maintains upper division course content and programs at cutting edge; * challenges students with creative problem solving experiences on DoD relevant issues; * advances DoN/DoD technology; * solves warfare problems; and attracts and retains quality faculty
Islamic revival in the Balkans by Velko Atanasov( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stance of the Balkans towards global Islamic extremism has been much discussed, but little subject to substantive comparative inquiry. In this thesis, I utilize social movement theory to analyze the relation between Islamic revivalism and the global Salafi jihad in the Balkans. Comparing Bosnia and Bulgaria, I not only demonstrate the various manifestations of these phenomena but also argue for a differentiated case-by-case approach when implementing the suggested analytical framework. I effectively show that the process of Islamic revivalism is mainly an imported phenomena maintained through the financial and ideological support from the Middle East. I also prove that there is no causal relationship between the Islamic revivalism and global Salafi jihad. Yet, the findings of the case studies caution against the possibility of structural and ideological convergence of the two phenomena that could effectively lead to the emergence of permissive environment for the spread of global Salafi jihad. I also argue that the current Islamic revival poses security threat to the region due to its potential of developing into viable Islamic movements on the ground. I conclude that to counter such security implications, the Balkan governments need to revisit their policies and adopt a proactive approach qualitatively different from the US Global War on Terror strategic framework
When Islamists Turn Violent by Daniel W Temple( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis attempts to show that there are patterns to the behavior of Islamist groups that eventually resort to separatist violence against the state. The goal of the thesis is to create a framework illustrating certain indicators, or signs, that may indicate if or when acts of violence against the state will take place. The primary audience for the framework are military regional affairs officers (RAO). Today, Islamic separatist violence is an ongoing phenomenon in several regions of the world and can have severe security and humanitarian implications that affect the entire region. RAOs are particularly concerned about the possible international repercussions: military and political involvement from nearby states, instigation of similar secessionist movements in neighboring states, or the creation of international refugees. This thesis reviews the popular literature on ethnic, separatist, and religious violence and draws on the potential indicators of violence described in the literature. The relevance of each indicator is validated through two case studies involving Islamic separatist movements: the Filipino Muslims in the Southern Philippines and the Malay Muslims in Southern Thailand
Evaluation of Calibration Methods for Hydrographic Electronic Positioning Systems by Kenneth Wingo Perrin( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accuracy requirement for hydrographic positioning systems and the types of systems used are identified. The nature of the position accuracy and sources of errors in the determination of a position are defined. The reasons for calibrating an electronic positioning system and the accuracy requirements for such a calibration are presented. An idealized calibration procedure for optimum results is defined. Actual methods used to calibrate electronic positioning systems are delineated and compared to derive the best application for a given set of survey requirements. The accuracy of each calibration method is tabulated. (Author)
National security imperatives and the neorealist state : Iran and realpolitik by Michael Grogan( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis argues that pragmatic, neorealist interests-reducing Iran's international isolation, opening avenues for economic cooperation and commercial exchange, restoring religious and cultural links, and safeguarding the mutually advantageous relationships with influential powers in the region-are the true foundations of Iranian national security and foreign policy decisionmaking. Iran's imperative has been-and still is-focused on the pragmatic national security interests of the nation-state model vice the ideological potential for spreading its brand of Islamic revolution abroad. The causes of these Islamic revolutionary groups, no matter how noble in the Iranian leaderships' eye, do not outweigh the more classic nation-state decisionmaking process that the Iranian government undergoes when it determines the best course of action on an issue of foreign policy and/or national security) realpolitik. It is the neorealist approach which always wins out in national security matters of a state. Presented are four case studies of Iranian relations with Azerbaijan, Turkey, Israel, and four Persian Gulf States (the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia). What each reveals is an Islamic Iran's whose policy decisions and actions compelled by the rational, state model of neorealism and not ideology
Asymmetric warfare and the will to win by Cary, A Herrera( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis explores the will to win in asymmetric war. Asymmetric war, in which one side has an overwhelming advantage over its opponent, will likely be the war of the future for the United States in the post-Cold War uni-polar world. To win an asymmetric war, the individual and then the masses must be motivated to fight and, ultimately, the will to win must be cultivated and sustained for victory. Religion is a highly effective motivator for both the individual and the masses. This motivation, when properly directed, can provide the will to win in the face of overwhelming odds. This thesis focuses on religion as the primary motivator in an asymmetric war. Religion is a strong motivator for the individual because of four factors: appropriateness, identity, rationality, and religion's strength as an internally consistent logic. With a highly motivated individual, an organization gains specific advantages by focusing on the religious aspects of the conflict. These advantages are: commitment, legitimacy, membership, and longevity. These are the measurable elements that create a strong will to win. Three case studies - Iran and Iraq, Hezbollah and Israel, and the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) and Algeria - are explored as examples of contemporary asymmetric conflict. These case studies are used to examine the asymmetries between the countries in conflict and test the validity of our theory about the significance of the will to win

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this thesis is to structure a model for an inventory system carrying items that are issued to fill customer demands, are repaired by the system after use, wearout, or failure and then are subsequently reissued. This system is called a repairable item inventory system. Since all used items are not economically repairable, new items must be procured from time to time to maintain the system. The deterministic model adopted treats the repair and procurement problems simultaneously and develops inventory decision rules for repairable items. (Author)
Compilation of abstracts of dissertations, theses and research papers submitted by candidates for degrees by United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains the abstracts of dissertations, theses and research papers submitted during the period 1 Oct 78 - 30 Sep 79 by candidates for Masters and Doctors degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. (Author)
Confidence intervals for the reliability correction factor by Paul R Milch( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whenever extensive test data collected under non-environmental conditions must be used to infer results valid under environmental conditions, the problem of estimation of a correction factor to transform non-environmental results into environmental ones will arise. The ratio of mean times under environmental and non-environmental conditions was termed the K-factor. This report presents a solution to the problem of building exact confidence intervals for the K-factor for the case when time is measured in cycles. This was the remaining open question in the problem of point and interval estimation of the K-factor
Superconducting Technology for Electric Propulsion( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis analyzes the superconducting technology for a shipboard electric propulsion system. Superconductor operational operational limits, and magnet design requirements were established. The magnetic field requirements for a large scale superconducting propulsion plant were analyzed from experimental information on copper and aluminum-stabilized NbTi superconductors. Experimental results were followed with a feasibility study in the conversion of a DD963 Spruance Class Destroyer from mechanical to superconducting electric drive. The results of the conversion are an increase in survivability, speed, usable deck area (4,954 ft(2), maintainability, propeller efficiency and endurance range (+71%) along with a decrease in displacement ( -2.83%) and self radiated noise without compromising existing mission capabilities. The estimated cost of the conversion is $118.8 million dollars. Theses. (FR)
A parallel channel shipboard direction finding system( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several parallel-channel receiver configurations are presented and analyzed. From this background a particular direction-finding system suitable for shipboard use is detailed. Use of three modes of operation of the defined system is shown to provide through 360 deg coarse and find indications of the bearings of each of several stations transmitting simultaneously. It is also shown that this system will provide measures of amplitude and, with some added circuitry, frequency of each of these received signals. It is shown that the gain characteristics of the antennas for each mode of operation are chosen in a manner which makes the parallel-channel receiving system immune to signals reflected from the ship and its rigging. Two different methods of obtaining independent measures of signal frequency and bearing are presented. A brief history of direction finding and an extensive bibliography are provided. (Author)
Ultraviolet Resonance Raman Enhancements in the Detection of Explosives( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raman-based spectroscopy is potentially militarily useful for standoff detection of high explosives. Normal (nonresonance) and resonance Raman spectroscopies are both light scattering techniques that use a laser to measure the vibrational spectrum of a sample. In resonance Raman, the laser is tuned to match the wavelength of a strong electronic absorbance in the molecule of interest, whereas, in normal Raman the laser is not tuned to any strong electronic absorbance bands. The selection of appropriate excitation wavelengths in resonance Raman can result in a dramatic increase in the Raman scattering efficiency of select band(s) associated with the electronic transition. Other than the excitation wavelength, resonance Raman is performed experimentally the same as normal Raman. In these studies, normal and resonance Raman spectral signatures of select solid high explosive (HE) samples and explosive precursors were collected at 785 nm, 244 nm and 229 nm. Solutions of PETN, TNT, and explosive precursors (DNT & PNT) in acetonitrile solvent as an internal Raman standard were quantitatively evaluated using ultraviolet resonance Raman (UVRR) microscopy and normal Raman spectroscopy as a function of power and select excitation wavelengths. Use of an internal standard allowed resonance enhancements to be estimated at 229 nm and 244 nm. Investigations demonstrated that UVRR provided ~2000-fold enhancement at 244 nm and ~800-fold improvement at 229 nm while PETN showed a maximum of ~25-fold at 244 nm and ~190-fold enhancement at 229 nm solely from resonance effects when compared to normal Raman measurements. In addition to the observed resonance enhancements, additional Raman signal enhancements are obtained with ultraviolet excitation (i.e., Raman scattering scales as v4 for measurements based on scattered photons). A model, based partly on the resonance Raman enhancement results for HE solutions, is presented for estimating Raman enhancements for solid HE samples
Simulation of the Coupled Atmospheric and Oceanic Boundary Layer Model during MILDEX( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coupled, oceanic-atmospheric boundary layer model which provides single-station prediction capability is evaluated relative to boundary layer observations. The model is initialized and verified using data obtained during the 1983 Mixed Layer Dynamics Experiment (MILDEX). Model prediction of inversion height, lifting condensation level, air and sea temperatures, specific humidity and mixed layer depth are compared with observations. A significant model shortcoming is the over-prediction of cloud thickness. Consequently, shortwave radiation at the ocean surface is too low and the predicted ocean mixed layer depths are not realistic. Oceanic predictions resulting from independent specification of surface radiation more closely resembled observed oceanic variations. Atmospheric boundary layer model reformulation is required to alleviate the cloud thickness/shortwave radiation problem. Keywords: Coupled boundary layer model; Atmospheric boundary layer; Air-sea interaction; Oceanic boundary layer; Theses
The impact of increased antiterrorism/force protection requirements on ships operations funding by Tim J Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the terrorist attack on USS COLE (DDG 67) and more recently the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, Antiterrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) requirements have increased dramatically throughout the Department of Defense (DOD). As these requirements escalate in scope and number, so do the costs of meeting them. In the Navy, ships are bearing a portion of these costs out of their operations funding. Type Commanders (TYCOMs) fund the operations of all ships and squadrons under their command. In order to have a firm grasp on how these new AT/FP requirements will affect them financially, they must be able to forecast the costs related to them and make appropriate adjustments to their existing ships operations funding model. Acquiring a better grasp on the fiscal impacts of these new requirements will allow Type Commanders to more effectively budget for them in the future. This thesis provides a shipboard AT/FP cost estimation model to aid in forecasting costs associated with these activities
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