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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 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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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...
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
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Thesis advisor(s): Clough, M. W
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
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Bibliography: l. 246
Topic: Computer science
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by Mariategui, Francisco J.;Hall, Ivan Nelson
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Thesis (MS)?Naval Postgraduate School, 1968
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by Zavadil, John Leslie.
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The Russian annexation of Crimea stimulated the author's interest in researching the little green men (allegedly the Russian Spetsnaz) that appeared at a decisive point in the coup de main. The intent here is to understand the capabilities and limitations of the Russian special operations forces (SOF) and the level of threat they present to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and Russia's neighbors. This study uses Colin Gray's strategic utility theory to understand why Russian...
Topics: strategic utility, Spetsnaz, spetsialnogo naznacheniya, special forces, special operations, special...
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Thesis (M.S. in Operations Research)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1975
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by Cone, Henry Setszer
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Topic: Political science
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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 Finne, Peter Charles.
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Bibliography: l. 269
Topic: Computer science
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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
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by Story, William Ferguson
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by Eubanks, Gordon
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by Tully, Frank Michael
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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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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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In this thesis, the scalability issues of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) in optical network management are explored. It is important to understand the effect of varying the number of nodes, the request inter-arrival times and the polling interval on the performance of SNMP and number of nodes that can be effectively managed. The current study explored the effect of varying these parameters in a controlled test environment using the OPNET simulation package. In addition, traffic...
Topics: Computer networks, Data transmission systems, Electrical engineering, Packaging, Network management...
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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Thesis advisor(s): Brown, Gerald Gerard ; Wood, R. Kevin
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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Since VHDL is a DoD standard hardware description language, it is widely used in the design of logic circuits at different levels. VHDL can be used to do behavioral modeling which is desirable in top-down system design. A cost function calculation in a graph partition algorithm is used here as an example to test the VHDL design methodology. Subroutines or statements in the software can be implemented into hardware if the subroutines or the statements in that software are suitably grouped. While...
Topics: VHDL (Computer hardware description language), Computer-aided design, Computer programs, Logic...
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This thesis explores international and domestic factors that constitute continuities in U.S. foreign and security policy regarding trans-Atlantic relations. Since the founding of the Atlantic Alliance burden sharing has been one of the major sources of conflict between the United States and its European NATO allies. Despite the reluctance to spend more than minimal amounts on military capabilities in most European NATO countries the issue did not become a major concern in the U.S. Congress...
Topics: Alliances, Trans-Atlantic relations, Mansfield Amendment, U.S. troop reduction in Europe,...
Thesis (Degree of Ocean E. and M.S. in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
Topic: Naval architecture
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Topic: Oceanography
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Topics: Aeronautics, NA
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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,...
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by Pontes, Marcos Cesar.
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Thesis advisor(s): Alfred W. Cooper, David D. Cleary
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The unique combination of thin air, freezing temperatures, and mountainous terrain that forms the high altitude environment has resisted advances in military technology for centuries. The emergence of precision warfare has altered the nature of warfare on most of the world's surface, yet has not significantly changed the conduct of ground combat at high altitude. The tactics that lead to victory on the high altitude battlefield have remained constant over time. This thesis examines the impact...
Topics: Mountain warfare, Military art and science
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Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1970
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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Transnational crime, violent extremism, insecurity, and instability are common challenges that negatively impact U.S. interests in Africa, including democracy promotion, development, trade, peace, and security. Professional African militaries are one potential solution to these challenges. Toward this end, U.S. military training and professional education has increased in Africa since 2002. Building professional militaries can improve security but also presents a moral dilemma. African regimes...
Topics: civil-military relations, military training and professional education, security cooperation,...
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Thesis (Sci. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971
Topic: Oceanography
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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 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,...
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 advisor(s): Roman A. Laba
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by Stevens, John J., III
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Following the breakdown of the Soviet Union, one of the world's strongest oil producing industries was divided into a few major oil provinces. The Russian energy industry has been adversely affected by this process. The process of change to the former Soviet oil industry including: Russian efforts to maintain control of its former resources, NIS resource development, Western capital investment, and environmental issues in the major oil provinces of the former Soviet Union, is the main focus of...
Topics: Oil, Oil policy, Former Soviet Union oil resources, New independent states oil resources, European...
A general purpose satellite (ORION) has been designed which will launch from the Space Shuttle using a NASA Get-Away-Special (GAS) canister. The design is based on the use of a new extended GAS canister and a low profile launch mechanism. The satellite is also configured to launch as a dedicated payload on SCOUT or commercial expendable launch vehicles. The satellite is cylindrical, measuring 19 inches in diameter and 35 inches long. The maximum spacecraft mass is 250 pounds, of which 32 pounds...
Topic: Electrical and computer engineering
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Thesis advisors, Dan C. Boger and Gregory G. Hildebrandt
Topics: LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, GOAL PROGRAMMING
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Traditionally, the design and implementation of a conventional database system begins with the choice of a data model followed by the specification of a model-based data language. thus, the database system is restricted to a single data model and a specific data language. An alternative to this traditional approach to database-system development is the multi-lingual database system (MLDS). The alternative approach affords the user the ability to access and manage a large collection of databases...
Topics: Computer science, Multi-lingual Database System (MLDS), Multi-backend Database System (MBDS),...
The main emphasis of this study was a comparison of the results of the survey administered to the Chief Radiomen of the U.S. Navy to the results of the study given to the Civil Engineering Corps Officers. It was hypothesized that in terms of technology transfer, in general, Chief Radiomen are no different from any other general population.
Topics: Management, technology transfer, linker, stabilizer, cosmopoliteness, innovation methodology, t test
The thesis reviews the changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; analyzes their affect on Western security; and assesses the United States Department of Defense's possible options in terms of forces and the budget. The main findings are: (1) The Warsaw Pact threat to NATO and the United States has been significantly reduced. (2) The future of European security centers on the issue of Germany. (3) A new mission for NATO is needed which will reflect a greater emphasis on NATO's political...
Topics: Armed Forces, Appropriations and expenditures, National security, Perestroµika, Glasnost., NATO,...
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by Swanson, Frank Elmer.
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Thesis (MA)--Stanford University, 1947
Topic: Management
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by Curran, Donald Joseph
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, March 1981
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by Slater, Thomas Stafford.
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Thesis (MS)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1940
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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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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
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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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Topic: Computer science
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by Loveless, Jerry Michael.;
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Thesis (M.S. in E.E.)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1966
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Thesis (M.A. in Nav. Intel.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1975
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Thesis (M.S. in Comp. Sci.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1971
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