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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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The Free Electron Laser (FEL) can provide the naval surface combatant with a directed energy weapon that can be used against a large target set. Due to space constraints in a shipboard installation, an exploration is conducted to show the feasibility of short Rayleigh length FELs using a FEL simulation. Low atmosphere engagements are discussed through the modeling of a turbulence module for laser propagation in cruise missile defense applications. In particular, this thesis explores the...
Topics: Free electron lasers, Turbulence, Ballistic missile defenses
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by Dewey, Roger S.
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A semi-empirical method for modelling the loss of electron fluxes in the earth's magnetosphere was developed. An equation for the integral-energy omnidirectional electron flux as a function of time and magnetic field strength was derived from pitch-angle diffusion theory. This flux equation was the basis for a computer data-fitting program written at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory (AFWL) to fit the AFWL Trapped Electron Daoa Base. The program utilised a least-squares fit and incorporated...
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This thesis addresses the level of civilian control over a once politically dominant Thai military. The thesis starts by presenting a history of the evolving political role of the Thai military from the overthrow of the absolute monarchy in 1932 to the events of Black May in 1992. After discussing the events from 1992 until the present, the thesis focuses on the three main enablers for greater civilian control of the military; economic development, political parties, and the Monarchy. Next the...
Topics: Civil-military relations, Thailand
During the 1970s and 1980s, there existed a gap between the strategic mobility requirement and the nation's cargo assets to meet this requirement. Consequently, the Military Airlift Command developed and implemented the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Enhancement Program (CEP) to bridge this gap. Civilian airlines were given monetary and other incentives to modify their existing wide- body passenger aircraft enabling them to carry military-sized cargo in the event of military necessity. This study...
Topics: Civil Reserve Air Fleet, CRAF, CRAF enhancement program, Strategic mobility, Defense transportation
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This thesis examines the current policy and procedures used to manage naval aviation configuration control. It recommends that the Navy consult with SABRE Decision Technologies, or a company with a similar background, to re- engineer the process for approving configuration changes and create an information technology system to manage the process. During this study, I have identified two major challenges to naval aviation configuration policy. They are: (1) the process used to review and approve...
Topic: AIRCRAFT
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by Gebhardt, Heidi L
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The military drawdown and budget cutbacks have created a greater emphasis on shorter, faster, and cheaper ways to do the mission. Modulation simulators have become a critical component in the evaluation and testing, and integration of new network, communications, and comrnand and control technologies and applications. This thesis evaluates five current commercial off the shelf products: OPNET Modeler by MIL 3 Inc.; COMNET 'I designed by CACI products Company ; Extend by Imagine That Inc.;...
Topics: SIMULATORS, COMNET III, OPNET Modeler, Workbench, Extend, G2
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Thesis advisor, R.W. Adler
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by Francis, Robert M.;Jenn, David C.
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Thesis advisor, David C. Jenn
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Topic: Management
This thesis was directed toward understanding the problem of navy career enlisted retention. The thesis develops a statistical model to explain past Navy career retention rates, and to predict future career retention rates in the Navy. The statistical model utilizes economic variables as predictors. The model developed has a high correlation with Navy career retention rates. The problem of Navy career retention has not been adequately studies, and this thesis provides an initial examination of...
Topics: Management, Career retention, Statistical model of retention, Navy career retention, Economic...
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The development of a multi-channel interior communication system utilizing a single wire as a transmission line was undertaken in this paper. The principle of time multiplexing was used incorporating the Pulse Amplitude scheme of modulation. Synchronization was accomplished by continuously transmitting a synchronization pulse from one \"Master\" station to all other \"Slave\" stations. This system permits mutually exclusive conversations between any stations concurrently. A...
Topics: Time division multiplexing, Synchronization (digital), Pulse amplitude modulation, Multivibrators,...
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by Eller, Jeffrey M.; Moore, Robert T., III
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On 1 October 1980 the wholesale support function of the Naval Air Station, North Island (NASNI) was consolidated with that of the Naval Supply Center, San Diego (NSCSD) according to the DOD Material Distribution Study and the Shore Establishment Realignment Program (SER V). If the consolidation is to be judged as a success, NSCSD must offer improved post-consolidation support to its local customers, especially the Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at NASNI. This thesis offers a general...
Topics: Management, NSC San Diego, local delivery, physical distribution, material distribution, local...
Power loss in spacecraft solar cells due to radiation damage was investigated. The mechanisms behind the degradation and based on deep-level defects in the crystalline lattice structure of the solar cell. Through a process known as Deep Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS), a correlation can be made between damage/recovery and trap energy of the cell. Gallium (GaAs/Ge) and Indium Phosphide (InP) solar cells were subjected to 1 MeV electron irradiation, to fluences of 1E16 electrons/sq cm. Attempts at...
Topics: Radiation damage in solar cells, DLTS, Annealing, Heterojunction, Gallium arsenide, Indium phosphide
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by Ergene, Yigit
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The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the current and potential applications of unmanned systems in military logistics. In seeking to evaluate uses of unmanned systems, initially, we aimed to define current and proposed unmanned applications in civilian-sector logistics and current military logistics challenges. Then, justifying uses of unmanned systems in the commercial sector and military, we analyzed the potential advantages and risks of these systems by using archival analysis and case...
Topics: unmanned systems, robotics, UAVs, UGVs, USVs, UUVs, military logistics, civilian sector logistics,...
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by Davis, Bradford A.; Robeson, Michael B.; Thomson, Neal S.
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Defense acquisition programs are instructed to maintain robust processes for documenting and sharing lessons and best practices knowledge for improvement of program management; however, these important efforts are sometimes overlooked and under-practiced within the community. Knowledge sharing (KS) is a key activity in the discipline of knowledge management (KM) and is useful for facilitating greater learning among individuals and organizations. This study analyzed the current level of effort...
Topics: knowledge sharing, knowledge management, lessons learned, best practices, case studies, Program...
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Topic: Naval architecture
Proper management of Coast Guard Enlisted Dining Facilities is important to the operation of the Coast Guard Supply Fund and impacts upon the overall compensation of Coast Guard enlisted personnel. A comparison of the Coast Guard Enlisted Dining Facility accounting and reporting system with the General Accounting Office (GAO) objectives and model for Federal accounting and reporting systems is presented. In comparing the Coast Guard system to the GAO model, the author concludes that the Coast...
Topics: Management, Coast Guard, enlisted dining facilities, food service systems, accounting, GAO, federal...
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This thesis discusses the design and implementation of an intelligent computer-aided instruction system for Naval ship recognition. The system uses artificial-intelligence techniques to provide an interactive tutoring environment. The student's abilities for ship recognition are tested using randomly selected side-view photos. The student's response is compared to the correct ship in an expert module. If the response is incorrect the features of the correct ship are compared with those of the...
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Topic: Naval architecture
Topic: Naval architecture
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by Zmuida, Paul Theodore
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Master's Thesis which discusses nature of allocation problems. Danskin Algorithm for solution of a convex function to be minimized over a closed convex set is developed An example of application involving solution of a 3600 variable allocation problem using a computer is provided. Paper includes analysis of solution and discussion of problems encountered in computer application.
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This thesis reports a factor analysis of the U. S. Navy Enlisted Separation Questionnaire, using respondent data from the second quarter (January-March) of fiscal year 1980. The objectives and uses of this questionnaire \"by the Navy are discussed and the factor analysis methodology is developed. The questionnaire data are then analyzed, constrained originally to the initial categories used by the Navy, and then unconstrained as to a specific number of factors. The relationship of the...
Topics: Management, attrition, separation, retention, job dissatisfaction
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This research evaluates the issues associated with a new property management concept for the use of DoD/Federal agencies to exchange serviceable, non-excess, used equipment for new equipment through a commercial exchange program that utilizes internet auctioning to assess fair market value for such property and provide credit at internet stores for future agency needs. The concept will enable agencies and Program Offices to recycle past appropriated funds back into their programs where Congress...
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This study discusses briefly the history of technical figure illustration in the Computer Science Department of the Naval Postgraduate School. The single system experiencing the most usage is the fully automated interactive graphics figure illustrator- OZDRAW. During its short and active life, the need for perfective maintenance to include generalized documentation has been recognized. The result is a technical graphics figure illustrator with an improved user interface titled NPSDRAW and...
Topics: Computer science, Computer graphics, Interactive graphics figure illustrator, Graphics, Software...
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by Youngren, Mark A.
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by Selman, Gary J.; Healey, J. Val
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Topics: Aeronautics, NA
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by Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Academic year catalog.
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by Browne, Cheree M.; Mentes, Osman
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Over the past ten years, the demand for UN Information Operations (IO) has grown, with the UN initiating or strengthening seventeen peacekeeping operations and increasing the number of deployed UN personnel. Given the growing demand for UN peacekeeping, we will examine, assess, and make recommendations for increasing UN Information operations during peacekeeping (IODP) effectiveness. This thesis will focus on UN information operations from a tactical methodology of peacekeeping operations...
Topics: Case Studies, Ethopia, Information Operations during Peacekeeping, Kosovo, Liberia, United Nations
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by Cushman, Townsend H.;More, David C.
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Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1953
Topic: Civil engineering
Within the NPS Small Satellite Lab, research and development of emerging technologies and their implementation as CubeSat payloads has continued to be a focus of hands-on, lab-based academics. Testing of these student-built CubeSats in real-world environmental conditions began with the high-altitude balloon project in which large Nomex weather balloons were used to carry student-built CubeSat payloads to near-space altitudes. Since the inaugural flight in 2011, the high-altitude balloon project...
Topics: amateur high-powered rocketry, National Association of Rocketry, Tripoli Rocketry Association, NPS...
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by Elsasser, Theodore E.
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Executive development and success are analyzed from two different vantage points. Executive effectiveness is considered first from the traditional view of management which is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the future of the organization by filling key positions with competent executives. Executive effectiveness then is reconsidered through the eyes of an individual who wants to rise through the hierarchy and attain executive success for himself. This effort is an attempt to answer...
Topics: Management, executive development, executive success, career strategy, leadership, outward vision,...
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by Clickener, John Ross
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This thesis examines the methods proposed and employed to recognize the effects of inflation in financial reporting. A brief discussion of the development of valuation theory is presented and the principal alternatives to the present historic cost based method are described. The development of specific inflation accounting proposals and methods is described. The proposals for general price-level adjusted financial statements by the accounting profession are identified, and emphasis is given to...
Topics: Management, Replacement cost, Current cost, Valuation, Accounting, Price changes, Inflation
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by Wojcik, Dennis Michael.
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by Walker, Glenn Ronald.
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Thesis advisor(s): Claude A. Buss
Topic: National Security Affairs
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Technical report for period March 1992 - June 1992.
Topics: EIGENVALUES., ITERATIONS.
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Topic: Management
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Topics: REFRIGERANTS., OIL CONTAMINATION., PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS.
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by Oswald, Louis J.
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Bibliography: l. 210-213
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by Oswald, Louis J.
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by Ellis, Colleen Laverna; Kraus, Allan D.
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Military electronics are frequently operated in excessively confined spaces aboard ships and aircraft. This limited space impacts significantly on the space available for cooling equipment. The optimal solution is the development of one universal, modular rack for shipboard or aviation use. with a modular design, upgrades to equipment could also be accompanied by an upgrade to the cooling rack itself with very little additional cost or difficulty. A water cooled avionics rack can provide...
Topics: Avionics, Cooling rack, Water cooled avionics
A simple theoretical relation between a one- dimensional surface wave and the amplitude fluctuations of an acoustic standing wave in a cavity with idealized boundaries is presented. An experiment was designed to investigate the applicability of the theory to a more complicated configuration. A 237 cm x 117 cm x 9 cm water-filled cavity with pressure-release walls was excited in a normal mode by a source placed in one corner. The resulting acoustic signal was monitored at various locations...
Topics: Physics, propagation, normal mode, irregular boundary, amplitude fluctuation, surface waves
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This thesis comparatively analyzes the level of political party institutionalization in Panama, and its impact on democracy in that country. In addition, the thesis examines the role that the United States has played in shaping Panama's transition to democracy. The thesis concludes that the initial signs and indicators of a healthy political party system are evident in Panama. Panama's political party institutionalization has moved from an inchoate category (1969 to 1989), to an advancing...
Topics: POLITICAL PARTIES, DEMOCRACY, NA
Thesis (M.A.)--Duke University, 1964
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by O'Connor, Michael M.
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Thesis advisors, Jeffery Warmington and David V. Lamm
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Topic: ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS.UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS.
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"March 1987"
Available from National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va
Topic: Management
Thesis (MS)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1952
Topic: Electronics
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Topic: Physics
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Bibliography: l. 137-164
Topic: Political science
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Topics: Mechanical engineering, Naval architecture
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by Anderson, Robert A.
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The results of coherence measurements of three free precession proton magnetometers are discussed,, The measuring and data proces= sing instrumentation is described* The noise associated \"with the instrumentation has been measured and presented in statistical form. The results of measurements with elementary local perturbations are included to illustrate the target detection problem* The limitations of the instrument for target detection are discussed and ir.iporvements suggested. The...
Topic: Electronics
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by MacDermott, John Theodore.
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Thesis (M.S.C.E.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
Topic: Civil engineering
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Bibliography: l. 98-99
Topic: Management
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Of primary importance in a study of this nature is the establishment of the various limitations within which analysis of the middle management spectrum is measurable. The scope of this study, to achieve a meaningful focus, must necessarily exclude analysis of specific computer technology and systems programming. Under consideration is the \"why\" of the subject, not the \"how,\" which is presently a well-established discipline. Also, notice is invited to the accent on...
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by Hansen, Michael John.;Euske, Kenneth J.
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Thesis advisor, K.J. Euske
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by Montgomery, Howard H.;Whitaker, Malcom W.
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Thesis (MS)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947
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by Hickman, Donald Eugene.
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Thesis (MBA)--George Washington University, 1972
Topic: Management
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Thesis (M.S. in Comp. Sci.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1978
Topic: Computer science
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Topic: Meteorology
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Thesis advisor(s): Sarpkaya, Turgut
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by Chafid, Achmad.;Adler, Richard William.;Breakall, James K.
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"NPS-62-89-017."
Topics: Antennas (Electronics), Radio, Antennas
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by Bacon, Jerry Craig.
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The NEPRF spectral baroclinic primitive equation with six layers was numerically integrated over time to examine the effects that vertical wind profiles have on the development of lee cyclogenesis. In addition, the model was run in both linear and nonlinear modes to isolate their effects on the tests. The objective was to simulate a cold front moving over a high mountain ridge, similar to the Alps or Rockies, by implementing a wind reversal profile to determine if this was conducive to lee...
Topics: Meteorology, Cyclogenesis, Mountain Effects, Numerical Weather Prediction
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Thesis advisor, Russell L. Elsberry
Topic: Oceanography
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Thesis advisor(s): R. W. Garwood ; R.L. Haney
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by Otth, Edward John; Wood, Peter W.
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Topic: Naval architecture
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by Anderson, William B.
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Thesis advisor(s): Frew, Barry A
Topic: Management
Thesis (M.A.)--American University, 1963
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by Bouquet, Timothy Alan
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