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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

This publication contains a listing for each faculty member from each department indicating the conference presentations, contributions to books, journal publications and conference proceedings, technical reports and notes. (Author)
A summary of the Naval Postgraduate School research program by United States( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report contains 243 summaries of research projects which were carried out under funding to the Naval Postgraduate School Research Program. This research was conducted under the areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, Administrative Sciences, Operations Research, National Security Affairs, Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Meteorology, Aeronautics, Oceanography, and Mechanical Engineering. The table of contents identifies specific research topics
Compilation of Abstracts of Theses Submitted by Candidates for Degrees( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains the abstracts of theses submitted during the period of 1 October 1992 to 30 September 1993 by candidates for Doctoral, Master's and Engineer's degrees at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5000. (AN)
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)
Conducting Integrated Logistics Overhauls for Phased Maintenance Ships Homeported in the Western Pacific with Emphasis in the USS Sterett( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis addresses the problem of conducting highly compressed Integrated Logistics Overhauls (ILOs) during four month docking selected restricted availabilities for phased maintenance program ships homeported in the Western Pacific Ocean. Current ILO policies and procedures are discussed as well as the Western Pacific ILO site capabilities and plans for the USS Sterett ILO scheduled to commence in September 1985. The salient issues surrounding the ability of Western Pacific ILO sites to accomplish highly compressed ILOs are analyzed and evaluated. Specific recommendations are provided to improve the effectiveness of the USS Sterett ILO and the capabilities of the Western Pacific sites to provide ILOs to phased maintenance program ships. The importance of the ILO should not be underestimated in that it provides a complete validation of the shipboard equipment configuration records and corresponding repair parts, technical manuals, and preventative maintenance documentation support. The effectiveness of the ILO directly affects te ship's logistics readiness effectiveness for the subsequent five years
Development of a Mathematical Model that Simulates the Longitudinal, and Lateral-Directional Response of the F/A-18 for the Study of Flight Control Reconfiguration( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A linearized mathematical model is developed which simulates the dynamic response of the Navy F/A-18 for the study of flight control reconfiguration. The aircraft is modeled as a multi-input multi-output, sampled data, closed system, which couples the dynamics of the flight control system to the aircraft linearized small perturbation equations. The discrete time, state variable equations for the system are then formulated. A computer program is developed which will compose the model matricies and compute the response of the aircraft to stick and rudder inputs. To study flight control reconfiguration, the model allows individual actuation of either a left or right control surface. Aircraft response to the actuation loss of either the left or right stabilator is simulated in the program. The program is designed to implement the reconfigurable control mixer, currently under study for the Self-Repairing Digital Flight Control System. The computer simulation was written in VS FORTRAN. A copy of the program and simulation results are included in the appendices
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)
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
Confidence intervals for the reliability correction factor( 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
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)
A Merchant Ship Size Optimization Model by Ki-chʻŏl Chʻoe( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyzes how a shipowner or charterer may determine the specification of optimal ship size for a given route with respect to certain market requirements. The theory of optimal ship size, a methodology for estimating scale economics, and the various factors affecting ship size are examined using a typical conventional cargo ship and bulk cargo carriers based on shipowners' cost data. (Author)
A REPAIRABLE ITEM INVENTORY MODEL( Book )

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

This publication contains abstracts of theses and research papers submitted for Aeronautical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Master of Science degrees and Master of Arts degrees during the period 1 April 1978 - 30 September 1978
Analysis of Random Errors in Horizontal Sextant Angles( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three-point sextant fix has been used for the horizontal positioning of vessels in nearshore hydrographic surveys since 1775. However, this method has only recently been modeled mathematically. The accuracy of the three-point fix depends on the magnitude of the random and systematic errors in the angle measurements and the fix geometry. The random errors in horizontal sextant measurements were investigated by analyzing over 1400 angles, both at sea and on land. These random errors were found to vary with the clarity of the signals being observed, the stability of the vessel and the experience of the observer. The upper and lower bounds for one standard deviation were found to be about 2.7 and 0.6 minutes of arc respectively. In addition, angular differences due to the direction of rotation of the micrometer drum were examined as well as the variability in the determination of sextant index error. (Author)
Propagation of Sound in a Layered Laboratory Model( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 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
A Dictionary of Acquisition and Contracting Terms( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis is a continuation of research initiated by Lieutenant Commander Daniel F. Ryan, SC, USN to establish a basis for defining words and terms used in the field of contracting. Concurrent research in this area is being conducted by students at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA and the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. The twenty five terms selected were taken from a master list of contracting terms developed by previous researchers. A synthesized definition was developed for each term from various published sources. The synthesized definitions were then scrutinized by a select group of contracting professionals. Their comments were then used to develop a revised definition based upon consensus
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 2 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
The Effects of Globalization on State Control of Civil Society: The Catholic Church in Vietnam During Autarky and Interdependence( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis examines how globalization has affected Vietnam's view and treatment of religious institutions. In a larger context, it argues that the conditions of globalization foster increased liberalism and the latent development of civil society. The implications of globalization on religion in Vietnam are explored through a case study of the Catholic Church in Vietnam from 1975 to 2004. The Catholic Church is examined during two different periods: during autarky from 1975 to the Doi Moi reforms in 1986, and during international interdependence from 1987 to 2004. Isolated from international norms and pressures during its period of autarky, Vietnam suppressed, rigidly controlled, and severely restricted the Catholic Church. As Vietnam entered its present period of global integration and interdependency, Vietnam's view and treatment of the Catholic Church improved: suppression lessened, controls eased, and many restrictions lifted. The thesis concludes that in order to foster religious freedom and build civil society, policy makers should implement policies that engage rather than isolate. Engagement policies tend to increase a country's degree of global interdependency and integration with the world economy and community. As the level of interdependency increases, countries tend to become more subject to international norms and standards
Leveraging emerging technologies in Southern Thailand by Albert R Valentien( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2001, the Kingdom of Thailand has seen a resurgence of ethnic-religious (Malay-Muslim) violence that has killed approximately 800 people, causing obvious disruption within the nation and instability in the region. Thailand is one of the United States' staunchest allies in Southeast Asia. Because of the potential for this violence to intensify further, it behooves the U.S. Government to offer solutions to help mitigate or reduce the violence in southern Thailand. This thesis examines the history of southern Thailand, including the political factors behind the Malay-Muslim rebellions of the past, the roots of this rebellion back to the era of Patani Raya, and the "Siamization" of the south. The thesis also explores the various trends and actors and other antecedent conditions (external influences) that have affected recent episodes of violence, and provides information on the various separatist groups operating in the south along with an analysis of the porous Thai-Malay border and the role of the PAS. Lastly, the thesis examines an Naval Postgraduate School field experimentation program entitled "Coalition Operation Area Surveillance and Targeting System" (COASTS). COASTS provides tactical, actionable, information to remote and local decision-makers by integrating commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), lighter than air vehicles (LTA), unattended air and ground sensors, and wireless meshed networks. If deployed to problematic areas, systems like COASTS can assist the Royal Thai Government in reducing the violence in the south
Compilation of Theses Abstracts( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains restricted abstracts (classified or restricted distribution) of theses submitted for the degrees Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, and Master of Arts for the September 2003 graduation. Classified and restricted distribution abstracts are listed on the NPS SIPRnet. This compilation of abstracts of theses is published in order that those interested in the fields represented may have an opportunity to become acquainted with the nature and substance of the student research that has been undertaken. Programs of graduate studies at NPS are grouped as follows: Graduate School of Operational and Information Science, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, School of International Graduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Curricula
 
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