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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 Hrabosky, Bryan;Owen, Wayne Allen;Popp, Ronnald Gordon
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1980
Topic: Management
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by Honhart, David Crosby
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Topic: Oceanography
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by Hatzopoulos, Epaminondas A.
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This report develops a modern naval combat model. It deals with naval surface missile combat and models the attrition as a force-on-force process described in discrete time steps, or slaves. The degradation of each force is expressed in terms of remaining staying power and combat power in both opponents. It is based on Lt. Beall's model, but since it deals with missile warfare it incorporates several human factors that affect the outcome of a naval battle: specifically scouting effectiveness,...
Topics: Naval art and science, Mathematical models, Naval battles, Naval tactics, War, Maritime...
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
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Carbon nanotube field ionization technology has the potential to make ion propulsion feasible for use in micro and nano-satellites. To better understand the phenomenon and optimize the ion thruster design, it is useful to have an accurate model of the system. Numerical modeling of large-scale electron bombardment ion engines is a relatively mature field, but modeling of field-ionized ion engines is in its infancy. A simpler code may be appropriate for the early modeling stages of carbon...
Topics: Astronautics., Field ionization, CNT, numerical modeling, carbon nanotube
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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...
Since 1998, the European Union (EU) has begun to develop a Common European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP), which provides a stronger role in the security and defense areas in order to become a more important actor in these fields. Since that time, the member states of the European Union have been pursuing capabilities to conduct conflict prevention and crisis management operations, with no intention of overcoming NATO's role and capabilities in the field of collective defense, but with the...
Topics: European Union, European security and defense policy, Greece, NATO
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
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by Finne, Peter Charles.
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Topic: Computer science
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Thesis (MS)?Naval Postgraduate School, 1968
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by Tully, Frank Michael
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Topic: Computer science
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by Sadoun, Andrew A.
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This thesis explores how Military Information Support Operations (MISO) organizations can leverage social networks to influence foreign target audiences. The paper acknowledges that some organizations and industries external to the defense community, like non-state actors and large businesses, routinely use social networks to project influence within certain population segments. The thesis uses four case studies to examine how non-state actors and business marketers leverage social networks to...
Topics: MISO, PSYOP, social networks, social network analysis, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Coke, information...
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Topic: Aeronautics
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Thesis (M.S. in Operations Research)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1975
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by Steussy, James Michael.
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The purpose of this thesis was to implement a data collection method to measure and characterize the performance of a renewable hydrogen generation system and improve the system reliability for continuous operation. While the power consumption for the dehumidifiers was constant, the amount of water produced depended on the ambient condition. To produce enough water to meet electrolyzer demand, more dehumidifiers should be added. Water production using dehumidification accounted for the majority...
Topics: renewable energy, water, dehumidifier, electrolysis, electrolyzer, hydrogen, PEM fuel cell, fuel...
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Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1962
Topic: Meteorology
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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 Mariategui, Francisco J.;Hall, Ivan Nelson
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Historically, Nepal’s relations with China and India had their share of ups and downs. Nepal, given its imbalance in military strength, has less potential to use its military as a hard power to pursue its national interests. This study explores the dynamics of Nepalese military diplomacy in three separate time periods: from 1857 to 1949, during the Rana regime; from 1950 to 1990, after the fall of the Rana regime, the first democratic period in Nepal until the end of monarchical rule; and...
Topics: Nepal, military diplomacy, foreign policy, India, China
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by Johnson, William Lewis
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The cross sections for the elastic scattering of electrons from atomic oxygen are calculated in the energy range between 0 and 13.6 electron volts. Polarization of the atom is included by using a term in the potential function which has the correct asymptotic behavior and which vanishes at the origin. Previous theoretical and experimental results are discussed.
Topics: Nuclear physics, Scattering, Atomic scattering, Cross section, Electron scattering, Oxygen
This thesis discusses the modification of and additions to an existing Optimal Systems Control FORTRAN Program (OPTSYS) originally obtained from Professor Arthur E. Bryson of Stanford University. This program has been subsequently redesigned to run interactively on the IBM 3033 VM/CMS by lieutenant Commander John G. Hoden, and additions by Commander Harry A. Diel provide the user with a highly accurate graphic time response to a system designed using the OPTSYSX program. The addition of the...
Topics: Aeronautics, OPTSYSX, pole-zero, root-locus, bode, Nyquist, Nichols, transfer function, open loop,...
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by McRaven, William H.
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This thesis develops a theory that explains why special operations succeed. The theory is important because successful special operations defy conventional wisdom. Special operations forces are usually numerically inferior to the enemy and generally these forces are attacking fortified positions. According to Carl Von Clausewitz, both of these factors should spell defeat, and yet, time and again -- these missions succeed. This thesis presents eight historical cases and demonstrates how certain...
Topic: Special Operations
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by Machiela, Chad T.
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Ethnographic Intelligence (EI) is \"information about indigenous forms of association, local means of organization, or traditional methods of mobilization\" and the collection and processing of information regarding \"ties built through kinship connections, tribal relationships, religious education, and other forms of normal, everyday association.\" This thesis describes how the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) can employ an organization of ethnographic...
Topics: Cultural awareness, Intelligence service, United States
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by Delatorre, Anthony R.;Cooke, William K.
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Thesis advisors, Carlos F. Borges, Craig W. Rasmussen
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by Gates, Mark A.;Schwendtner, Thomas A.;Boger, Dan C.
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Thesis advisors, Thomas A. Schwendtner and Dan C. Boger
With the development and advancement in the technology of control and multi-robot systems, robot agents are likely to take over mine countermeasure (MCM) missions one day. The path planning coverage algorithm is an essential topic for research; the combination of an efficient algorithm and accurate sensors can save time and human lives. The objective of this work is to implement a path planning coverage algorithm for a multi-robot system in a two-dimensional, grid-based environment. We assess...
Topics: path planning, exact cellular decompositions, multi-robot coverage algorithm, mine countermeasure
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by Cochran, Phillip M.
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The need for U.S. involvement in European security affairs did not end with the Cold War. History provides evidence to support this. Periods in which the U.S. pursued neutralist or isolationist policies towards Europe resulted in instability on the continent. However, since 1949, the U.S. has pursued an alliance policy and Europe has experienced relative peace. with the end of the Cold War, the United States must reevaluate its interests in Europe. these interests include the future of Russia,...
Topics: European security, U.S. security interests, U.S. public opinion, European security institutions
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by Walker, Robert E.
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This thesis provides an overview of how the Russian Federation deploys strategic weapons of influence through social media with the intent to weaken the United States. The thesis asserts that these influence weapons are a direct threat to U.S. national security and have not been completely neutralized by present countermeasures. In an effort to improve the U.S. response to this threat, this thesis seeks to answer the following questions: (1) How effective has the U.S. government's response been...
Topics: propaganda, social media, information warfare, active measures, influence operations, democracy,...
Thesis advisors, Dan C. Boger and Gregory G. Hildebrandt
Topics: LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, GOAL PROGRAMMING
A theory is developed describing the process by which a signal induced at one point on a ferromagnetic toroidal core propagates to other locations about the core. Both qualitative and quantitative arguments are presented to support this description. An experiment is discussed which tests the proposed theory. A complete analysis of the results of this experiment is made and includes a quantitative comparison of the measured results with those predicted by the theory. In as much as this...
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...
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by Jimerfield, Craig Alexander;Davidson, Dennis M.
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Topic: Management
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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 Rambidis, Anastasios X.
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This thesis examines the security requirements of the software evolution model and identifies possible security mechanisms called \"control classes\" that are applicable to the model. Then, based on combinations of \"control lasses,\" proposes a suitable security level for each of the model's databases. Furthermore this thesis deals with the possibility of using Pretty Good Privacy as a method for protection of software data stored in databases. The software evolution model...
Topics: Database Security, Security Policies, Pretty Good Privacy
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by Chikovani, Lela.
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Keeping in mind limited resources available to weak states, and overwhelming misbalances of power, this study looks for an optimal strategy of a small and weak state that increases prospects of protracting the war, decreases the utility of the aggressor's military capabilities, and threatens to deny an aggressor his political objectives. This thesis concentrates on weak states deterrence strategy. Weak and small states with defensive national security goals but inadequate military strength have...
Topics: Strategy, Nationalism, States, Small, Armies
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Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1969
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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
Visualizing operations environments in three dimensions (3D) supports the warfighters' ability to make rapid, well-informed decisions by presenting complex systems in a naturalistic, integrated display format. Unfortunately, constructing these environments is a time-consuming task requiring specific expertise not typically available in the command center. The future use of 3D visualization in military operations depends on the ability of personnel with minimal graphics experience to create...
Topics: Modeling, Decision making, Virtual reality, Metadata
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by Curran, Donald Joseph
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, March 1981
Topic: Management
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The objective of this thesis was to contribute to the development of a second-order approximation to the steady and oscillatory lifting flow past low aspect ratio wings by establishing the validity of a NASA-Ames developed incompressible three-dimensional flow panel code named PMARC, which would subsequently be used to test the range of validity of this second-order theory. The steady state configurations modelled in the validation process include swept back, delta and rectangular wings, an F5...
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by Swarztrauber, Sayre Archie
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Topic: Political science
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by Molyneux, Harry F.;Biblarz, Oscar.
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Thesis advisor, Oscar Biblarz
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The energetics of two numerical models of the ocean circulation are studied by use of available potential energy. Available potential energy, calculated by an approximation equation using a temperature perturbation field, compares favorably with that obtained using the exact expression using a height perturbation field. A general circulation model of the ocean is employed to study large-scale energy transformations, and a mid-ocean dynamics experiment (mesoscale) model is employed to study...
Topics: Meteorology, Available Potential Energy, Numerical Ocean Circulation Models, MODS eddies
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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by Flaherty, Ryan Q.; Phillips, Andrew R.
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Military deception (MILDEC) operations have a long and illustrious place in America's battlefield history. To great effect, MILDEC has enabled countless victories in every U.S. conflict since the Revolutionary War. However, the United States has allowed its deception capability to atrophy. Possible explanations for our MILDEC divestiture range from structural insufficiencies to an ethical framework that emphasizes truth and transparency. Simultaneously, the onset of the Information Age has...
Topics: deception, MILDEC, influence, psychological operations, PSYOP, MISO, information operations, IO,...
Thesis (Degree of Ocean E. and M.S. in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
Topic: Naval architecture
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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by Bauer, William Malcolm.
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Part 1. A simple treatment of the transistor as a small-signal amplifier -- Part 2. Transistor parameters and performance equations
Topic: Transistor amplifiers
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Bibliography: l. 323
Topic: Computer science
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Thesis (M.S. in Engineering) Texas A&M University, Oct. 1997
Topics: COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, CASE STUDIES, FIRES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
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by Tvaryanas, Anthony P.
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This dissertation tackles, head on, two fundamental questions: What is human systems integration (HSI) and how should one think about HSI problems? The objective was to develop a coherent systems method to improve the integration of HSI domains to create sustainable systems while preserving system stakeholder preferences. This dissertation addresses these questions by accomplishing two things: 1) extracting the lessons learned from a historical analysis of the emergence of HSI both as a...
Topics: Psychology, Acquisition, Fatigue (Physiology), Human Factors Engineering, Human Systems...
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With an ongoing pivot toward great power competition, there may be a temptation to reduce counter-proliferation efforts against violent non-state actors (VNSA) to a peripheral mission for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). However, the current and emerging threats of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) acquisition and use by VNSA are increasing through the ubiquity of various technologies, materials, and internet access. This research analyzes the use of chemical weapons (CW) by VNSA and...
Topics: CP, CT, IO, IW, MATLAB, MISO, NP, R-Studio, SNA, SOF, WMD, agent based model, chemical,...
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Bibliography: l. 82-83
Topic: Oceanography
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Thesis advisor(s): Clough, M. W
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by McGuire, Michael Lee.
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Thesis (MBA)--George Washington University, 1972
Topic: Civil engineering
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by Mackey, Bruce Douglas
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Thesis advisor(s): Kamil T. Said
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Thesis advisor(s): Dan C. Boger
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by Loewen, Edward D; Lunn, Robert H.
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The objective of this thesis is to describe in detail the reasoning and development of an Intranet based decision support system. This thesis is intended to show how World Wide Web technologies can be used to develop a prototype Intranet that can provide access to information for faculty, students and staff members via a World Wide Web browser. It provides more open communication in the Department of Systems Management, quicker and more consistent information flows (service) to the faculty and...
Topic: Intranet for the Systems Management Department
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As the target radar cross section (RCS) continuously decreases, the need for high-resolution high-gain radar increases. One approach to high resolution is to use distributed subarray antennas (DSAs), because of limited surface available on many radar platforms. The concept of distributed subarray antennas is examined for both Multifunction Array Radar (MFAR) and Very High Frequency (VHF) applications. By combining distributed subarrays located on the available areas of a constrained platform,...
Topics: Antennas, Multifunction Array Radar (MFAR), Phased Array, Phased array antennas, Radar, Subarray,...
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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...
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by Gaver, Donald Paul.Jacobs, Patricia A.
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Topic: DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS.DEFENSE SYSTEMS.COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS.PACKET SWITCHING.