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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 LaVielle, Michael S.
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Public works capital projects in the U.S. naval forces are not prioritized and funded in a way that best uses limited operations resources and maintenance dollars. This thesis develops a linear model for public works commands to effectively prioritize and fund capital projects. This model allows each command to set its own criteria and weightings which are then used to score and rank capital projects. Using objective criteria, it seamlessly integrates new projects with existing projects into a...
Topics: Public works, Prioritization, Capital projects, Annual Inspection Summary, Integrated priority...
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by Schrady, David A.;Smyth, Gordon K.;Vassian, Robert Bruce.
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Topics: SHIPS., FUEL CONSUMPTION.
Thesis advisor(s): Donald P. Gaver, Patricia A. Jacobs
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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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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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Bibliography: l. 246
Topic: Computer science
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Topics: Aeronautics, NA
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by Stolfi, Russel H. S.;Ratley, Lonnie O.;O'Neill, John F.
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Topic: Aeronautics
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by Graham, La-Hesh A.; Wallace, Alexander D.; Lewis, Scott J.
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The purpose of this project is to assess the maturity of Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Contract Management processes. NAVSEA is headquartered in Washington, DC. The analysis of NAVSEA will be conducted using the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM). The primary purpose of this research is to analyze NAVSEA's contracting processes utilizing the Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT), to identify key process area strengths and weaknesses, and to provide a road map for...
Topics: Organizational change., Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT), Naval Sea Systems...
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by Steussy, James Michael.
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by Troffer, Lawrence E.;Ohlson, John E.
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Topic: ELECTROLYTIC CORROSION.
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Researchers in the area of Decision Support Systems (DSS) have focused for years on development of a single methodology for the development of DSS. Recent literature in this area suggests there is no single accepted definition or set of characteristics for all DSS; decision features vary with every situation; and DSS development should be based on the salient characteristics of a decision situation and the environment in which it exists. This thesis proposes a broad approach, recognizing...
Topics: DSS Methodology, DSS development, DSS design process
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The Navy Supply Systems Command holds $21 billion of inventory across 430,000 repair part line items in support of ongoing naval operations. Selecting the correct reorder point for each of those line items requires a careful balance between tying up precious funding by holding too much inventory that may not be issued, and not holding enough inventory to meet customer demands in a timely fashion. This thesis compares three different methods for selecting the reorder point. The first method is a...
Topics: backorder, discrete event simulation, event graphs, fill-rate, reorder point, simulation, wholesale...
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by Hardy, Allan C.;Harker, Keith B.
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Bibliography: l. 124-127
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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Application of classical windows to time series data is a means of enhancing the performance of the periodgram. Use of these classical windows results in the broadening of the spectral mainlobe. A Kalman filter will smooth spectral data by dividing the periodgram of unwindowed time series data into piecewise constant segments, ideally into noise-only and signal-only segments. This allows for a more accurate representation of the mainlobe of the original periodgram. The Kalman filter was...
Topics: Signal processing, Kalman filter, Grey-tone displays, Periodgram, Spectral analysis
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by Calvano, Charles Natale;Alexander, Dwight Russell;Cottle, Dean J.;Kettell, Kent William.;Riedel, Jeffery Scott.
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Topics: NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT)., DESIGN CRITERIA.
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Thesis (M.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1989
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Topics: Sonobyoys, Signal Processing
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"September 1997."
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Available from National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va
Topic: Civil engineering
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Available from National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va
Topic: Aeronautics
Thesis (N.E. & M.S in N.A. and Marine E.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
Topic: Naval architecture
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Topic: ASYMPTOTIC EXPANSIONS.
Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1957
Topic: Aeronautics
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This thesis examined the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) in the acquisition of the Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV). RCM is referred to throughout various service and DoD wide references, but in the absence of specific guidance on how to apply RCM to an acquisition, the AAAV program provided a unique opportunity to analyze key decisions and results. The research included an examination of the RCM process to include RCM training provided on site at...
Topics: Marine Corps advanced amphibious assault vehicle program, AAAV, Major defense acquisition programs,...
This thesis reports on a simulation study of parametric and nonparametric procedures for obtaining confidence intervals for the logarithm of the probability a semi-markov process enters a particular state before a fixed time t. Three estimators and confidence interval procedures are proposed and compared. The different estimators use different amounts of information about the process. The maximum likelihood estimator and its normal confidence interval procedure uses the most; the estimator...
Topics: Operations research, parametric and non-parametric, confidence interval procedure (binomial,...
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by McCarthy, Julian Daniel
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Topic: INTERNATIONAL LAW
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Tools to count lines of code have not been standardized or automated in a flexible fashion. This lack of flexibility can lead to ambiguous interpretations of the size of software modules, especially when the person performing the measurement does not use the method or rules expected by the person requesting the measurement. The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) framework for Size Measurement provides a basis for flexible design of software measurements. The SEI framework describes...
Topics: Software Metrics, Source Lines of Code, Ada
This thesis documents the use of the SRC-6 Reconfigurable Computer for use in analyzing low probability of intercept (LPI) signals using the Choi-Williams distribution. The SRC-6 is a reconfigurable computer manufactured by SRC Computers, Inc. which allows the user to tailor both the software and the hardware to a specific task. This increases the speed at which the task can be accomplished making it useful for applications in electronic intelligence (ELINT). The Choi-Williams distribution is a...
Topics: Low probability of intercept radar, Signal processing
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Thesis advisor, Richard W. Adler
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by Ciandro, Melissa L.;Wittman, Paul A.;Bird, Arlene A.;Mooers, C. N. K.(Christopher N. K.).
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Topics: SEA WATER., OCEAN CURRENTS., EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS).
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Bibliography: l. 462-501
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Topic: Aeronautics
Thesis advisor(s): Smith, Kevin B
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This thesis provides a detailed-description of existing and projected C4I systems within a regiment as well as the Information Technology (IT) architectures necessary to inter-connect those assets. An overview of the Individual Training Standards (ITS) and their relationship to IT services and support is addressed in addition to the shortcomings of existing ITS for the 06XX and 40XX Military Occupational Specialties (MOS). The methodology used to identify task descriptions and performance steps...
Topics: Information Technology, Core Competencies
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by Griner, Michael S.
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At the epicenter of maintaining the finest, most professional, and most feared military in the world is the quality of its leaders. The United States Marine Corps’ Officer Corps is the standard bearer, with an accession pipeline more rigorous than any in the Department of Defense. As is the historical norm, however, the U.S. military undertakes ambitious increases to end strength in the wake of a prolonged conflict. As a conflict fades, the increased end strength is no longer warranted. The...
Topics: United States Marine Corps, fitness report, end strength, buildup, reduction in forces, performance...
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Bibliography: p. 104
Topic: Computer science
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by Hartman, James K.
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Topic: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING.COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.
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by Blakemore, Douglas Allen
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This study examines enlisted attrition behavior for the U.S. Coast Guard and develops a model that projects attrition figures. Survival analysis techniques are used to analyze the empirical attrition behaviors associated with an individuals sex, race, marital status, and military occupational skill (MOS). In this study males tend to have higher survival probabilities than females, non-caucasians higher than caucasians, and married persons higher than those not married. Aviation MOSs have the...
Topics: United States. Coast Guard, Attrition, Survival analysis, Weibull regression model, Binomial...
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...
This thesis analyzed the principles and concepts of Marine Aviation Logistics doctrine at the tactical level and the current Information Management Systems used to execute mission requirements. A web-enabled prototype for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadrons (MALS) was developed to optimize management and decision support for deliberate, time sensitive and crisis action planning of aviation support operations. The first iteration of the prototype was tested by two Operations (S-3) Officers...
Topics: Databases, Information technology, Management
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by Olsen, Edward A.
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Topics: MILITARY STRATEGY., NAVAL OPERATIONS.
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by Sheingold, Abraham.
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Topics: Transistors, Transistor circuits, Transistor amplifiers
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by Borrego, Antonio L.
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Culture is a human concept central to the existence of societies. Perceptions of an organization’s culture are based on individual thought coalescing into group consensus. Cultural disparities may have evolved between active units and the Marine Forces Reserve due to variances in law, practice, and involvement in the non-military world. This research sought to define the cultural perceptions that active component and reserve Marines have toward active forces and Marine Forces Reserve....
Topics: culture, competing values framework, organizational culture assessment instrument, OCAI, CVF, I-I,...
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by Thornton, Michael Albert
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Thesis (M.S. in Ocean Engineering) Texas A&M University, Dec. 2000
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This study examined the ability of three personality measures to predict midshipmen attrition at the United States Naval Academy. More specifically, the study examined the ability of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Personal History Questionnaire to replace the Career Interest Score of the Strong Interest Inventory in the Naval Academy admissions formula and to better predict overall, voluntary, academic, and performance/conduct attrition. The data used were from the Naval Academy...
Topics: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Personality tests, Dropout behavior, Prediction of, United States...
A software package was developed to provide the inputs for a passive single-sensor acoustic tracker. This required a computation of sound propagation velocity and resolving high- resolution frequency information from raw acoustic data. A selected frequency was then automatically tracked from an up-doppler to a down-doppler condition. This frequency information coupled with associated bearing information was then used to provide continuous tar gel fixes.
Topic: Physics
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by Eubanks, Gordon
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by Slater, Thomas Stafford.
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Topics: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS--NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS., OSCILLATIONS., TRANSFORMATIONS (MATHEMATICS)
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Bibliography: l. 82-85
Topic: Management
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Report for period April 1988 to June 1988.
Topics: NAVAL OPERATIONS., MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN)., NAVAL WARFARE.
"NPS-55-86-013"--Cover
Topics: Deception, Propaganda, Decision making, Psychological warfare, Common fallacies, Reflection...
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by Emmons, Nelson L
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Thesis advisor, Maurice D. Weir
Topics: COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
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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 Lanni, M. J.
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This thesis presents a research study of configurations for installation of graphical user interface and software applications on a local area network. Requirements for a graphical user interface on a local area network are discussed, specifically the Systems Management Department laboratories at Naval Postgraduate School. Compatibility and interoperability of network operating system, PC operating system and network hardware are considered. The research includes a review of graphical user...
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Combat models often involve target detection times which may vary with different observers due to characteristics of personnel, or detection systems. They may also be affected by different environmental factors such as visual levels, sea states, terrains, etc. There is often interest in quantifying the effects of different observer characteristics and environmental factors on detection times. A hierarchical gammaWeibull regression model is considered which can incorporate observer...
Topics: Regression analysis, Discrimination, Random variables., Maximum Likelihood Estimate, Gamma/Weibull...
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by Harris, Stephen A.
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Topic: National security affairs
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The United States (U.S.) and Mexico are more than neighbors sharing a common border. Since 1994, their economies have become more interdependent than ever by the entry into force of the North Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which made Mexico the United States' third-largest trading partner. In spite of growing economic and social interdependence, the reality is that bilateral military cooperation remains limited, with the armed forces of both countries rarely interacting with each other. Why are...
Topics: National security, Civil rights, Treaties, International relations
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by Bertsche, Mark Steven
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Since the introduction of the S-3A Viking aircraft into the U.S. Navy in the early 1970 's, the number of pilots within the S-3A community has steadily decreased. Two policies were implemented to reduce the number of S-3A pilots. The intent of these policies was to improve morale and mission effectiveness. With the decrease of the number of S-3A pilots, an increase in the utilization of the naval flight officer was effected. The focus of this study is to measure the perceptions of the impact of...
Topics: Management, S-3A Viking, Perception of morale mission effectiveness, Pilot reduction policy, S-3A...
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by Chace, Alden Buffington
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Thesis advisor(s): E.R. Wood
Thesis advisor, Robert W. Ashton
Topics: POWER DISTRIBUTION, STABILIZED PLATFORMS
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by Molyneux, Harry F.;Biblarz, Oscar.
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Thesis advisor, Oscar Biblarz
The purpose of this research is to capture valuable corporate knowledge from the senior leaders responsible for contingency contracting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for two primary reasons. The first reason is to document the history and evolution of CENTCOM Joint Theater Support Contracting Command (CJTSCC); and the second, to use the consolidated lessons learned to shape recommendations to improve future contingency contracting operations. In this study, we focused on senior-level...
Topics: contingency contracting, operational contract support, joint contingency contracting command,...
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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
The purpose of this study was to drive a planar shock wave into a layer of sand for use in armor effectiveness studies. We proposed to use an explosively-driven flyer plate to impact the sand layer and launch a shock wave. In detail, our concept is to use a slanted flyer plate, with an explosive layer underneath it, and accelerate the flyer plate by detonating the explosive. As the resulting detonation wave runs through the explosive layer, it pushes the flyer plate. If all the geometry is...
Topics: Armor, Testing, Explosives, Safety measures, Detonation waves, Experiments