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Included here are  Masters' Theses, Doctoral Dissertations and other degree-earning works by students of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, as well as some NPS faculty-authored Technical Reports.  This content has been shared from the NPS Archive: Calhoun.



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by Prebula, Albert J., III
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The Department of the Navy is dealing with shrinking budgets and increased training requirements for the production of Naval Aviators for 4th and 5th generation Navy aircraft. Lean and Six Sigma strategies are routinely used in todays manufacturing processes. The U.S. military is saving billions of dollars by implementing quality improvement methods such as Lean Six Sigma, and these savings could grow even faster as the Department of Defense takes steps to expand these initiatives throughout...
Topics: Lean, CNATRA, Naval Aviation Enterprise, NAPP, Naval Aviation Training, Naval Aviators, Navy Aircrew
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A dramatic increase in the past three years in the Indonesian defense budget, from approximately US $800 million (FY2002$) in 2002 to approximately US $2.4 billion (FY2005$) in 2005, has created the need for the Indonesian Department of Defense (DOD) and National Armed Forces (TNI) to enhance performance and accountability for effective and efficient use of state funding. It is imperative that DOD and TNI move to better inform the public and high level government officials by increasing...
Topics: Program budgeting, Indonesia
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by Mosley, Vincent A.; Ng, Soon Hee Samuel
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The Naval Postgraduate School Information Sciences Department is executing a multi-year campaign of integrated thesis research to explore issues, and develop ideas and concepts of operations (CONOPS), related to formalizing unclassified maritime domain awareness (MDA). This is the third thesis in this campaign. The first thesis in 2016 developed the CONOPS to leverage unclassified, sharable commercial satellite imagery in support of the United States’ Southeast Asia Maritime Security...
Topics: Gray MDA network, maritime domain awareness
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Monitoring weapons proliferation requires detecting and tracking weapons transfers. Many public sources of weapons-transfer data come from incomplete and manually collected and maintained government and commercial records. We propose a technique to gather weapons-transfer information by mining publicly available Web pages for features, which we categorize as arms, actions, actors, or money. We design a retrieval system and parser, and develop techniques for extracting currency values from text,...
Topics: Data mining, crawler, natural language processing, weapons
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by Mann, Katherine Y.
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The open ocean and coastal environments provide an abundant amount of unharvested energy. It would be powerful if the U.S. Navy could harness more of the ocean’s tidal movements, wave oscillations, and vibrations to power its ports and vehicles. A linear sliding contact-mode triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) consisting of two interdigitative copper electrodes and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) adhesive tape was constructed on 3D printed material. To improve the TENG’s performance in low...
Topics: triboelectric nanogenerator, TENG, ocean energy harvesting, energy production and storage, U.S....
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This research explores the use of Twitter to determine if the personality characteristics of well-performing Navy personnel can be identified based on their Twitter use. Well-performing Navy personnel are identified by using the publicly-available Navy promotion lists and then those names were used to query Twitter in order to identify possible accounts belonging to these Sailors. Data from those Twitter accounts that could be positively identified as belonging to Navy personnel were then fed...
Topics: Twitter, personality, Five Factor Model, graph database, textual analysis, LIWC
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Polybenzoxazole fibers (PBO, commercially trademarked as Zylon) were once used as an alternative to ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers in body armor systems. PBO fibers exhibit a high Young’s modulus, excellent thermal stability, and tensile strength (nearly twice that of Kevlar), but the physical properties severely degrade when exposed to water. Hydrophobic polymer coatings were applied to PBO fibers and studied for moisture resistance, coating durability, and...
Topics: composite materials, stress strain relations, molecular weight, ballistics, fibers, polyethylenes,...
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by Alfredson, Leonard Eric.
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
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The basic structure of the variability Of the large-scale circulations over the tropical western North Pacific is investigated with respect to its influence on tropical cyclone characteristics. A vector empirical orthogonal function analysis and a fuzzy c
Topics: Low-frequency variability, circulation regimes, cluster analysis, monsoons, tropical cyclone...
Due-Process, Convening Authority, Ortiz, Uniform Code of Military Justice, UCMJ
Topic: Due-Process, Convening Authority, Ortiz, Uniform Code of Military Justice, UCMJ
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by Hrabosky, Bryan;Owen, Wayne Allen;Popp, Ronnald Gordon
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1980
Topic: Management
The goal of this thesis is to analyze the effect of advanced education on the retention and promotion of Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWO). Multivariate probit models are used to estimate the effects of education, accession sources, demographic variables, and prior service status on retention and promotion. The data set used in this study is obtained from the online Navy Econometric Modeling System (NEMS). It was constructed from annual snapshots of SWO officers in the Navy between 2000 and...
Topics: Education, Advanced Education, Retention, Promotion, Effect of Advanced Education, Probit,...
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In modern society, the number and popularity of autonomous systems are increasing, and it seems certain that their importance will grow in the future. As early as 2017, Amazon was already working with more than 100,000 warehouse robots, and many companies have begun shipping with drones or autonomous vehicles around the world. In the future, autonomous systems are likely to play a major role not only in the public sector but also in the defense sector. In fact, the Republic of Korea Army...
Topics: Fisher information, epi-spline, maximum likelihood estimation, robust PDF
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by Zavadil, John Leslie.
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Topic: Oceanography
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Thesis (M.S. in Ocean.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1981
Topic: Oceanography
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Topic: Mechanical engineering
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This thesis investigates the challenges faced by Navy contracting organizations as they attempt to comply with OFPP Policy Letter 92-4 (Procurement of Environmentally-Sound and Energy-Efficient Products and Services) which mandates that all Federal agencies give special attention to energy and environmental factors in all phases of agency operations, including procurement. The primary impact of the Policy Letter will be on contracting officers': review of specifications and source selection...
Topics: Environment, Policy letter, Contracting
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Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1962
Topic: Meteorology
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Barriers to women’s service in the U.S. military have been greatly reduced over the past two decades. Policies preventing women from serving on ships, submarines, and in attack aircraft were removed in 1994. More recently, in January 2013, the Department of Defense overturned the 1994 Exclusion Policy on women serving in direct ground combat units. Implementing this change presents a significant challenge. The decision to do so has reignited a long-standing debate over women’s rights and...
Topics: combat ban on women lifted, integrating women into combat units, rescinding the 1994 Exclusion...
Isentropic potential vorticity (IPV) fields calculated from the Na\\7 Operational Regional Atmospheric Prediction System are analyzed to determine their usefulness as an aid to tropical cyclone recurvature forecasts. The IPV fields associated with Typhoon Nelson are calculated on a 80 km grid for the period 0000 UTC 4 October to 0000 UTC 7 October 19S8. In this preliminar>- study, IPV advection fields and the horizontal and vertical structure of the bogus vortex are examined to determine...
Topics: Isentropic Potential Vorlicity, Bogus Vortex Structure
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by Kelly, John F.
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The author evaluates a Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) system known as LeatherNet to determine its abilities in fulfilling the long term Modeling and Simulation (M&S) goals of the United States Marine Corps. LeatherNet is a DIS compatible, virtual simulation system that is being developed to demonstrate the capabilities of today's simulation technology for military applications. The author developed an evaluation methodolgy that evaluates LeatherNet's ability to enhance traditional...
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by Tully, Frank Michael
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This thesis studied the results attained by the six Navy Recruiting Areas in the recruitment of prior-service Navy veterans (NAVETS) for the years FY 1975- FY 1978. Data analyzed included age, marital status, level of education, entry paygrade, race and broad occupational category. Comparisons of total numbers of NAVETS recruited with total numbers of other service veterans (OSVETS) recruited were also made. Policy implications and recommendations for the recruitment of prior service Navy...
Topics: Management, Navy veterans, prior service, NAVETS, recruiting, reenlistments
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An expanding interest at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, in research work on aircraft side-arm control sticks has necessitated the determination of the previous and ongoing projects involved with the development of side-arm control sticks. This paper presents a survey of the English language literature dealing with aircraft control sticks over the period of 1936 to 1971. The result of the survey is an abstracted bibliography of significant literature related to the design...
Topics: Aeronautics, flight control, aircraft control stick, side-arm control stick
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by Broughton, Hubert Lee
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The United States Navy's forces afloat do not have a single source document that addresses anti-terrorism and counterterrorism. The increase in terrorism world-wide has stimulated the concern that vulnerable maritime vessels will become terorist targets. U. S. Navy ships in a restricted maneuvering situation, at anchor in a harbor, or moored pierside may offer an attractive target to a terrorist group. To deal with this potential terrorist threat, personnel manning U. S. Navyships must be...
Topics: National security affairs, Terrorism, Anti -terrorism, Counterterrorism
This thesis examines self-identified gang members and extremists incarcerated in Navy and Marine Corps brigs and disciplinary barracks. Information was gathered from interviews conducted with inmates. The interviews focused on several key issues, including reasons for enlisting in the Navy and Marine Corps; truthfulness with recruiters concerning certain illegal activities prior to enlistment, including juvenile arrests and convictions; the nature and severity of crimes for which members were...
Topics: Gangs, Extremism, Accessions, Recruiting, Prison inmates
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
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by Cai, Guan Yan
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Physical network maps are important to critical infrastructure defense and planning. Current state-of-the-art network infrastructure geolocation relies on Domain Name System (DNS) inferences. However, not only is using the DNS relatively in accurate for infrastructure geolocation, many router interfaces lack DNS name entries. We adapt the technique of Wang et al. to send trace route probes from distributed vantage points, and approximate a target’s location by finding the nearest landmark. To...
Topics: Internet, IP geolocation, IP infrastructure, routers, Domain Name System
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As part of procurement planning, government acquisition teams must select a method by which proposals will be evaluated. The two most common methodologies are lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) and tradeoff. There is a commonly held anecdotal belief that an LPTA approach results in a shorter procurement administration lead time (PALT) but also tends to provide the government with an inferior product or level of service. Conversely, it is believed that a tradeoff approach will yield a...
Topics: LPTA, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable, tradeoff, best value, source selection
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This thesis provides background information on the once canceled V-22 program and acquisition reform and then examines the impact of the latter on the former. It analyzes the V-22 program using DoD's ten guiding principles of acquisition reform as a standard and concludes that acquisition reform is having mixed results on this Major Defense Acquisition Program. Much is being accomplished with acquisition reform in the V-22 program. A transformation of the business process from the top down is...
Topics: V-22 Osprey, Acquisition Reform
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by Hederra, Francisco J.
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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) course schedulers use a time-consuming manual process to assign courses, students, and professors to classrooms. The 1994 NPS Winter Quarter had approximately 535 courses, 953 student-groups, and 230 faculty members assigned to approximately 100 classrooms. This thesis formulates the NPS course timetabling problem as a mixed integer linear problem and develops a Lagrangean relaxation based heuristic to assist the schedulers. The heuristic requires...
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Thesis advisor, Neil C. Rowe
Topic: Computer science
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by Kinney, G. F.
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This report describes a practical risk analysis system which can be used for the quantitative characterization of risks and for the evaluation of proposed risk reduction procedures. The system uses numerical values for comparison purposes and provides des
Topic: *SAFETY, *RISK ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ACCIDENTS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, EXPOSURE (PHYSIOLOGY),...
There is a need for a standard, accurate test bench for inertia-based orientation sensors. Static accuracy testing of these sensors is straightforward but dynamic accuracy testing is more difficult. A test bench system is developed with encoders and a PC104 computer under the QNX Neutrino real-time operating system. A MicroStrain 3DMGX1 inertial sensor was used as the sensor to be tested. The dynamic error of this sensor was accurately recorded and found to be a function of the sensor velocity...
Topics: Electrical engineering, Neutrinos, Errors
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Topic: Computer science
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by Jimerfield, Craig Alexander;Davidson, Dennis M.
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Topic: Management
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System designers are often faced with the task of assigning symbolic representations to user actions, e.g., icons to choices in graphical interfaces. When a confusion matrix—on discriminability of the symbols—is available, it is used to guide the selection of the set of symbols to be implemented. While trial and error methods or clustering approaches have been used to analyze this problem, it was only recently that a true optimization approach was offered. Theise (1989) formulated the...
Topics: information, information theory, transmitted information, confusion, recognition, discriminability,...
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The Military Satellite Communications Decision Support System (MDSS) project for U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) is intended to provide decision makers an integrated information tool to effectively manage military satellite communication (MILSATCOM) resources while satisfying communications requirements. An important aspect of MDSS is the information provided by the MILSATCOM Requirements Database (MRDB). The objective of this thesis is twofold. First, it develops a new conceptual schema for...
Topics: MILSATCOM, MRDB, Database design, Normalization, Database performance
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Thesis (M.S. in Operations Research)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1975
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by Nasi, Jamie O.; Sweatland, Jacob
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Rumors can be a perfect tool to subvert, deceive, or suggest what truth is to a population. However, despite the demonstrated ability of rumors to influence a population, current U.S. military doctrine does not address how to recognize, craft, or effectively counter them. The purpose of this study is to analyze the principles and concepts governing the spread of rumors for their future integration into Psychological Operations forces (PSYOP) doctrine and training. Specifically, this study draws...
Topics: PSYOP, doctrine, influence, rumors
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by Cahill, Maureen M.;Crawford, Alice M.;Eitelberg, Mark J.
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Thesis advisors, Alice M. Crawford and Mark J. Eitelberg
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by Allen, Richard Dale
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This thesis explains the basic operations of a Federal credit union, describes the role of internal auditing, reviews the internal audit function of cooperatives, and explores the potential benefits of a \"single audit\" program for credit unions. An auditing model is developed with subprograms to review fiscal administration, property management, procurement, personnel, and the operational activities of a Federal credit union. The model contains preferred practices of the National...
Topics: Management, Federal credit unions, Audits, Single Audit Model, Internal Review, Supervisory...
Thesis (M.S. in Meteorology and Ocean.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1980
Topic: Oceanography
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by Cone, Henry Setszer
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Topic: Political science
This thesis examines the importance of international actors’ influence on reaching an effective peace agreement and in enabling its implementation. Specifically, this study seeks to explain why, despite international attention, the situation in Mali has not improved in the past five years, either in terms of defeating the rebels in the country’s northern areas or preventing terrorist attacks. To arrive at an explanation, the thesis examines the significant issues that have challenged the...
Topics: mediation, Sahara, Sahel, adaptation, conflicts, implementation, international actors,...
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by Smith, Lloyd H., 1924-;Nunn, R. H. (Robert H.)
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Topic: MULTIPLE INTEGRALS.
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The inner continental shelf is generally defined as the region from the edge of depth-limited wave breaking to water depths of tens of meters. It is an important region because it is the connection between the coastal ocean and the surf zone. During the summer of 2015 and 2017, two major field experiments were conducted to study water temperature and currents along the central California inner shelf. A headland-and-bay topography characterizes the field site with stretches of sandy or rocky...
Topics: inner shelf, cross-shore heat flux, temperature variability, nearshore, internal tide bores,...
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Topic: Civil engineering
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by Corner, Howard Max
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Thesis (M.S. in Engineering Electronics)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1951
Topic: Electronics
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by Farber, Frederick Albert.
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The effect of a sixty million electron volt beam, produced by a linear accelerator and focused on standard explosives varying in weight from three to twenty-five milligrams, has been studied. Doses in the range from 1 x 10(9) rads to 3.2 x 10(10) rads completely desensitized lead azide but had no effect on the explosive behavior of lead styphnate. The desensitization tests on explosives consisted of both heat and impact test methods.
Topics: Physics, Explosives, Radiation effects on explosives, Electron radiation of explosives,...
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by Griffin, Charles Donald.
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by Koerschner, Luke E.
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Most satellites rely on a ground control station to command their payloads and through which they download data from their payloads. The Naval Postgraduate School?s satellite (NPSAT1) is no exception. The spacecraft?s payloads, which include the Coherent Electromagnetic Radio Tomography (CERTO), Langmuir probe, Configurable Fault Tolerant Processor (CFTP), as well as the Visible Wavelength Imager (VISIM), all generate data that require collection on the ground through a radio frequency...
Topic: Radio frequency
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The objective of this thesis is to test an interactive PC based software model that allows manpower planners to study the impact of policy decisions on future inventories. This force structure model called FORCE and based on a Markov chain theory, allows manpower planners to use current inventory data and various estimates of continuation rates, promotion rates as well as planned accessions to forecast futures inventories. This thesis attempts to demonstrate the flexibility of this force...
Topics: Computer programs, Manpower, Medical Service Corps, Markov, force structure, promotions, personnel...
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"September 1997."
-edge technology while testing performance capabilities of virtualized systems. The information gathering and research phase of this thesis directly applies elements of information systems analysis.
Topics: Cloud computing, Computer networks, Disaster relief
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by Stevenson, Connelly D.
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This thesis investigates the use of current graphical interface techniques to build more effective computer-user interfaces to Operations Research (OR) schedule optimization models. The design is directed at the scheduling decision maker who possesses limited OR experience. The feasibility and validity of building an interface for this kind of user is demonstrated in the development of a prototype graphical user interface called TaskMaster. TaskMaster is designed as the Dialog component of a...
Topics: DSS, Scheduling, Scheduling., graphical user interface
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by Goodwin, Thomas David.;Euske, Kenneth J.
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Thesis advisor, K.J. Euske
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by McAuley, John A., Jr.; White, Bradley T.
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The Congress of the United States, in an attempt to reduce Department of Defense (DOD) spending, has recommended an interservice consolid1tion of Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training (UHPT). DOD, in the FY77 budget proposal, indicated its intention to consolidate UHPT at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The proposal bases its cost savings, to a large degree, on the elimination of the fixed-wing phase of Navy helicopter pilot training and the \"release\" of an unidentified Navy training base....
Topics: Management, Pilot, Pilot training, Helicopter, Cost, Cost effectiveness, Training
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Passive bistatic radars (PBR) and passive multistatic radars (PMR) use opportunistic transmitters to detect and locate targets. In this thesis, a maritime scenario was modeled with merchant vessels serving as multiple non-cooperative opportunistic transmitters while a frigate warship equipped with Electronic Warfare (EW) and Direction Finding (DF) receivers takes on the role of the receiver in a PBR/PMR configuration. The targets are assumed to be the generic Formidable-class frigate. A MATLAB...
Topics: back-scattering, bistatic, error ellipse, forward-scattering, hitchhiker radar, multistatic,...
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by Funk, Kennerly Wendell;Loraine, Richard
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Topic: Management
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by Finne, Peter Charles.
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Topic: Computer science
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