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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 230 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 and Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Meteorology, Aeronautics, Oceanography, Mechanical Engineering, and additional projects
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, published papers and technical reports and notes for the years 1979 - 1982. (Author)
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)
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
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
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)
An Inexpensive Real-Time Interactive Three Dimensional Flight Simulation System by Douglas B Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prototype flight simulator for the Fiber-Optically Guided Missile (FOG-M) is presented. This prototype demonstrates the practicability and feasibility of using low-cost graphics hardware to produce acceptable simulation of flight over terrain generated from Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) digital elevation data. The flight simulator displays a dynamic, three-dimensional, out-the-window view fo the terrain in real-time while responding to operator control inputs. The total system cost (software and hardware) of the simulator is an order of magnitude less than most flight simulation systems in current use
Generalized Helicopter Rotor Performance Predictions( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Generalized Rotor Performance (GRP) program is a computer program designed for calculating forward flight performance of a helicopter rotor system at a specific flight condition. It can be used to evaluate either an articulated or a hingeless single rotor system in forward flight or in a wind-tunnel test. The program was originally designed by the Sikorsky Aircraft Company and purchased by the United States Navy. The goals of this thesis were: (1) to reinvestigate the theory and logic used in the program, (2) to add selected desirable features to the program, (3) to produce a much needed Users' Manual, and (4) to run an analysis comparing the program's calculated results against manufacturer's data. These goals were accomplished and the results of the analysis indicated that the program produces highly accurate results within the normal cruise range of a modern helicopter
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)
An Automatic Control Design for the Mariner Class Ships( Book )

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

The increase in fuel prices has initiated considerable interest by ship operators in new ship autopilots which minimize the propulsion losses due to steering. This research presents the results of work on a steering design for the Mariner class ship based on a computer simulation. A model of the Mariner class ship was coupled to a function minimization subroutine to minimize the added resistance caused by rudder activity and hull drag of inertial origins caused by periodic yawing of ship in seaway. The Mariner class ship computer model was tested in calm water and in seaway. The optimal controller parameters are shown in look up tables as functions of ship speed, sea state, encounter angle and encounter frequency. This technique can be used as an adaptive controller. Originator-supplied keywords: Function minimization, The Cost Function, The Mariner Class ship's equation of motions, Nomoto equations
The Rand Strategy Assessment System at the Naval Postgraduate School by James John Tritten( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report describes the RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS) installation at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The RSAS attempts to combine the best features of political-military gaming and analytic modeling. THe RSAS can be run in a near automatic mode with essentially two expert systems playing against each other or as an interactive game with human players. In between these extremes, the RSAS can be used as an analytic tool to support research and instruction. RSAS models are not yet completely developed to the satisfaction of Navy users. The Navy should continue to encourage development of maritime models and continued in-house expertise in the use of the system. When fully operational, the RSAS will be a unique system that will aid Navy analysts and decision-makers who, for the first time, will have models that can represent every level and location of the political and military dimensions of warfare simultaneously. Keywords: Wargaming, Simulations, Rand Strategy Assessment SYstem, Strategy

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)
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 part of a joint research project between students of the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, CA and the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH. The purpose of the research is to establish working definitions for commonly used contracting and acquisition terms and phrases. Twenty five terms were selected from a master list compiled by previous researchers. contracting literature and regulations were researched to identify published definitions. The published definitions were used to develop a synthesized definition for each of the twenty five terms. The synthesized definitions were submitted by contracting professionals for examination. The acceptability of proposed definitions was based upon consensus and the input from respondents was used to develop a refined definition
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
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
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
Islamic insurgency and transnational terrorism in Thailand : analysis and recommended solution strategy by Jeremiah C Lumbaca( )

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

The Kingdom of Thailand currently faces internal and transnational Islamic insurgent threats that have the potential to disrupt Southeast Asian regional stability. As a Major Non-NATO Ally and the signatory of several bilateral and multilateral security arrangements with the United States, Thailand has solidified itself as a security alliance partner whose stability and influence in Southeast Asia has become increasingly more important to the United States and its War on Terror. The primary purpose of this thesis is to provide a history and analysis of the Islamic insurgency and transnational terrorist operations that exist in Thailand today. Secondly, the thesis will highlight current Thai, U.S., and regional security initiatives and underscore policy deficiencies. Finally, the thesis will recommend a solution strategy necessary for the purging of radical Islamic insurgency and transnational terrorism from Thailand. By accepting current policy deficiencies and implementing the courses of action recommended in this thesis, the United States and Thailand will both contribute to a greater Southeast Asian security
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