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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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Sep 22, 2022 Migletz, James J.
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Metadata is data that describes data. There are many computer forensic uses of metadata and being able to extract metadata automatically provides positive forensic implications. This thesis presents a new technique for batch processing disk images and automatically extracting metadata from files and file contents. The technique is embodied in a program called fiwalk that has a plug-in architecture allowing new metadata extractors to be readily incorporated. Output from fiwalk can be provided in...
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Advanced missile guidance laws may provide an air-to-air combat tactical advantage by increasing effective missile range. The current standard in missile guidance, proportional navigation (PN), is only optimal against a non-maneuvering target. Differential geometry (DG) guidance is optimized for a maneuvering target. Analysis of the DG guidance equation indicates noise degrades DG performance more than PN. This thesis evaluates the effect of Kalman filtered noise on PN and DG performance. A...
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Topics: Missile guidance, proportional navigation guidance law, differential geometry guidance law, Kalman...
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Nov 18, 2018 Love, Robert E.;Stebbins, Byron F.
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Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1983
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Oct 3, 2016 Thaler, George J. (George Julius), 1918-
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Topics: Servomechanisms, Automatic control, Feedback control systems
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Mar 13, 2015 Gray, Gary Kenneth.
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Nov 15, 2014 Tysver, Joseph Bryce, 1918-
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Topic: GEOMETRY.
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Dec 24, 2013 Openshaw, Mark F.
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"Summer 1992."
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Topics: Construction industry, Insurance, Surety and fidelity insurance, United States
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Jan 2, 2013 Moynihan, John Joseph
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Thesis (M.S.)--The American University, 1965
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Topics: Political science, genealogy
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Nov 28, 2012 Kirchner, Michael R.
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Bibliography: l. 89-98
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Jul 13, 2012 Kirkley, Owen Major.
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Thesis (Ph. D. in C.E.)--University of Illinois, 1973
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As Midlatitude Pacific storms migrate east, some develop moisture plumes that can stretch from the western United States to Hawaii. These events are commonly known as atmospheric rivers (ARs) and have been associated with some of worst flooding in the western United States. There is evidence that both extratropical ARs and low-level high-pressure systems form near the Hawaiian Islands, and the low-level high-pressure system aids moisture transport into the AR. Four AR events were analyzed, and...
Topics: atmospheric rivers, ARs, floods, California
This thesis describes a study of the in-flight energy consumption of the Aqua-Quad'a Naval Postgraduate School'developed small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The Aqua-Quad concept pairs small drones and solar power in an innovative quadrotor system that can be launched from water or land for persistent and autonomous Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. The primary in-flight energy consumption of the Aqua-Quad stems from the thrust required to balance weight and drag....
Topics: unmanned aerial system, aerodynamics, solar-powered, autonomous, hybrid air vehicle, VTOL, swarm
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Thermohaline intrusions are produced by lateral shear advection across thermal and haline fronts, self-driven via double-diffusion, and cause significant lateral fluxes. The primary goal of this thesis is to understand the mechanisms responsible for their development and equilibration. Previous theories (mean-field models) were limited by their reliance on the vertical flux laws, which still remain a great source of uncertainty and require modelers to assume that intrusion development is...
Topics: Heat flux, Ocean circulation, Oceanography
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The Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC), Wallops Island, Virginia is a combination of personnel, geography, airspace, and technology located on a barrier island off Virginia's Eastern Shore. First opened in 1985 as a US Navy, AEGIS Land-Based Test Site (LBTS), SCSC has grown to include the Ship Self Defense (SSD), and DD(X) combat system facilities to the site. SCSC is chartered to support computer program development, life cycle and in-service engineering, team training, and research,...
Topics: Proving grounds, Virginia, Wallops Island, Systems engineering, Computer programs, Guided missile...
Globally, only 23 countries recognize women as indispensable support in combat positions. American and Norwegian women are effectively utilized in Female Engagement Teams, and Israeli women are known to enhance combat effectiveness in infantry units. Nevertheless, gender gaps in equality still remain, particularly in Latin American militaries. In this thesis, Norway, Israel, and the United States illustrate the differing approaches and successes of female integration into combat positions. It...
Topics: Latin American region, women in combat, gender mainstreaming, gender equality, critical mass...
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- Tharrett, Dustin L.; Pittaluga, Anthony E.; Decker, Jon K.; Snelgrove, Joseph P.
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Rapidly changing technology and near-peer adversaries in the Great Power Competition are dramatically changing the battlefield of the future with artificial intelligence and autonomous systems emerging as major components in small unit maneuvers. The Hyper-Enabled Operator System (HEO) is designed to allow operators to interface with autonomous systems without increasing users' cognitive load in order to achieve successful manned-unmanned interactions that increase survivability and lethality...
Topics: cognitive loading, human systems integration, robotic autonomous systems, socio-technical system,...
Nigeria and Angola demonstrate a similar set of motive and permissive conditions for piracy based on the variables identified in the existing literature, yet the two countries have experienced very different levels of piracy. This thesis borrows from recent patrimonialism research that identifies the effect of rent management practices on developmental outcomes. In a similar fashion, this thesis engages in a qualitative, most-similar-systems comparative case study of Nigeria and Angola to...
Topics: Nigeria, Angola, piracy, maritime crime, hijacking, organized crime, oil theft, bunkering, state...
The theory of operation and description of a particle sizing device which indirectly determines the size of small particles from forward scattered light at two angles is presented. The device incorporates a fixed detector geometry and maintains a fixed intensity ratio at two photodiode detectors by adjusting the optical system focal length. Simple analogue signal processing is used with a servomotor to make continuous adjustments automatically. The optical device is used to investigate the...
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- Lynch, Peter James.;Miller, James H.;Ziomek, Lawrence J.
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Thesis advisors, James H. Miller and Lawrence J. Ziomek
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Topic: Aeronautics
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- McCrory, Seaborn Montgomery
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Thesis advisor(s): Janaswamy, Ramakrishna
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The rise of political Islam in the Muslim Middle East is a critical development certain to shape political and social change in the region for decades to come. Political Islam is bound to exert a particularly strong influence on civil-military relations due to the legacy of military dominance of state institutions. Drawing on the reform experiences in Iran, Turkey, and Egypt, this thesis argues that a distinct pattern of civil-military relations is beginning to emerge in which Islamist...
Topics: Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Civil-Military Relations, CMR, Islam, Islamist, Islamism, Arab Spring,...
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- Bowes, Joshua S.; Newdigate, Mark T.; Rosario, Pedro J.; Tindoll, Davis D.
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This capstone project analyses subterranean threats in the contemporary operational environment. It identifies the doctrinal gap in the U.S. military regarding operations within tunnels, urban and natural cavities, and other underground facilities, and outlines the changes necessary to prepare ground forces to operate in these complex environments. This paper reviews historical cases spanning back over half a millennium, proposes a new typological classification system, and investigates the...
Topics: Subterranean warfare, subterranean typology, deep underground facilities, rudimentary and...
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Topics: Management--Moral and ethical aspects, Race discriminatin--United States. Navy, Social conflict.
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- Lee, Jerry Kwok Song
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Since the end of the Cold War, Asia has faced many traditional and non-traditional security challenges. These challenges include increasing Chinese assertiveness, territorial disputes among multiple Asian states in the East and South China Seas, the buildup of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, the discovery of terrorist networks in Southeast Asia, and several major natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Each of these revealed an apparent lack of cooperation and coordination among countries...
Topics: ASEAN regional forum, ASEAN Defense Minister Meeting Plus, South China Sea, traditional security...
In recent years, Huawei Technologies Inc. has become one of the most powerful telecommunication companies in the world. While it has been very successful, it has been surrounded by controversy. The United States has presented multiple accusations against Huawei; however, the supporting evidence is often lacking. This thesis examines the U.S. strategic implications of Huaweis expansion into Latin America. First, the U.S. economic impact of this expansion is examined. Next, the security concerns...
Topics: Huawei, Latin America, U.S. Security
Topic: Aeronautics
Since September 11, 2001, U.S. counter-terror efforts to disrupt al Qaeda's finances have been imprecise at best; at worst, they have had profound negative effects. The question of why hawala poses such a great threat and why there is a need for strict regulation or elimination of hawala has been the subject of great deliberation among policy makers and financial scholars since al Qaeda's attack on New York and Washington, D.C. The purpose of this thesis is to understand the complexities of the...
Topic: Terrorism
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- Dahlquist, Paul William
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Topics: Communism, The Balkans, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, Nonalignment, Mediterranean Sea, Foreign...
The U.S. Navy offers funded graduate education to its officers in order to compete for talent and meet its current and future manpower needs. Opportunities exist both in military and civilian educational institutions to produce a well-educated and balanced group of men and women equipped to make sound decisions when facing unprecedented threats that affect the Navy’s mission. This thesis uses a multivariate analysis approach to examine retention and promotion rate differences for officers...
Topics: Navy-funded graduate education, military and civilian funded graduate degrees, officer retention,...
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The purpose of this project is to conduct an analysis of Unique Item Identification implementation for the Navy's Communications Security equipment. This project will review the existing inventory process and system. The team will utilize previous papers from Naval Postgraduate School to assist in the evaluation of Return on Investment and the Knowledge Value Added analysis of the implementation.
Topics: Command and control systems., Unique Item Identification, UID, Communications Security, COMSEC
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As aviation continues to be the fastest and most efficient form of global transportation, airports across the country continue to see exponential growth in size and population. This expansion means airports will remain a high-value target to crime and terrorism. The need to protect the airport environment against these threats is essential. The responsibility of policing the nation’s major airports is unique and full of challenges. Airport police must balance the requirements of providing...
Topics: airport, aerotropolis, aviation, police, policing, law enforcement, security, critical...
Mistakes during training are expected and usually welcomed for their teaching potential, but when realistic training subjects emergency responders to dangerous scenarios then there is still a high level of risk. Training is crucial for reducing risks associated with real-life operations, but how can real-life scenarios be practiced where it can be safe to learn from mistakes? This research will investigate the question, 'to what extent can Monterey Phoenix (MP) behavior modeling be used to...
Topics: emergency responder, training, injuries, fatalities, Monterey Phoenix, MP, variables, behavior...
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Thesis (M.S.)--Tulane University, 1965
Topic: Civil engineering
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Thesis (MS)--U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1961
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Thesis (MS)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1958
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 1977
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The amount of information to analyze in the decision-making process for command and control is increasing past human cognitive limits. The effects of augmenting human information processing with machine-processing capability are not fully understood. This research examined the interdependence between machine and human teammates and its impact on the current command and control structure. The experiment (2X4 repeated measures analysis) was conducted online utilizing Qualtrics and Amazon's...
Topics: command and control, human machine team, HMT, situational awareness, SA
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- Bostwick, Shawn; Buenviaje, Ben; Fotouhi, Ali; Perez-Luna, Carlos; Pilling, Keri; Umeres, Jose C.
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The objective of this project was to apply a systems engineering approach to explore concepts for augmenting naval capabilities in remote sea locations using a standard Systems Engineering methodology coupled with Design for Lean Six Sigma tools. Because of increased challenges related to complexity, cost, and timing, our engineering approach focused on finding failure modes early and implementing effective countermeasures. Following requirements analysis and identification of needed functions,...
Topics: Systems engineering, Maritime Domain Awareness, Piracy, Maritime security
ces. This report falls under Task 3 of the project by documenting and testing the basin-wide model constructed using WEAP software. The documentation of the model addresses all of the inputs for demands and supplies for the river. The model is also set up to include operating polices of the different countries and how they each allocate water to their demands. The supplies in the model include tributary inflows, as well as reservoir and groundwater storage. This report is the first of many...
Topics: Computer programs, Rivers, Hydraulics, Reservoirs
The thesis aims to assess the United States’ antiterrorism strategy in the Sahel to help the Sahel G5 (SG5) organization succeed in its goal of eradicating terrorism. Analyzing the successes and failures of the strategy, including its governance, security, economic development, and educational aspects, confirms the necessity of a comprehensive approach to effectively face the terrorism threat in that region. This thesis addresses critical issues in the framework of the international community...
Topics: terrorism, Sahel, Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Algeria, Nigeria, Sahel G5,...
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- Baughman, Fred Hubbard
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A computer simulation model was developed and a series of experimental runs was conducted to investigate the technique of navigational fixing through the use of bearing information alone. It was determined that system bearing accuracies on the order of ± 0.50 degree will give fixing accuracies of 15 to 30 yards at ranges of 2000 to 3500_ yards, less than 150 yards out to five miles (10,000 yards) and on the order of 200 to 250 yards out to ten miles, the maximum range considered. This is...
Topic: Aeronautics
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- Brown, Henry; Nucci, Owen
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The purpose of this MBA Project is to illustrate how adding an element of Performance Based Pay to the U. S. Marine Corps' compensation system would improve the Corps' overall productivity by rewarding individual performance and adding incentives for Marines who might not be working to their full potential. The goal of this project is to demonstrate how pay-for-performance schemes used in historical and current applications from both the private and public sectors can be successfully applied in...
Topics: Compensation, Performance Pay
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Topic: Naval architecture
Numerical ocean modeling usually composes various initial- and boundary-value problems. It integrates hydrodynamic and thermodynamic equations numerically with atmospheric forcing and boundary conditions (lateral and vertical) from initial states of temperature, salinity and velocity. Past observations, historical datasets and climatological datasets of the ocean have contributed greatly to the knowledge of the data fields of initial condition, atmospheric forcing and boundary conditions....
Topics: Boundary value problems, Initial conditions, wind forcing, lateral boundary transport, POM, JES
This thesis examines geographic bachelorhood among Marines assigned to various bases and the role of school quality on the decision to pursue geographic bachelorhood. In particular, it estimates the effect of having school-age children on the probability of geographic bachelorhood when Marines are assigned to Jacksonville, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia; Twentynine Palms, California; and Hawaii—areas perceived as having under-performing K-12 schools. The thesis further analyzes the effects...
Topics: K-12 schools, geographic bachelor, co-location, school district
In this thesis the generation of equivalent networks by means of congruent transformation using a variable transformation matrix applied to the admittance matrix of an n+l node, common datum, network is studied. The ranges of the values of the elements of the transformation matrix which yield passive RLC components for the equivalent network without mutual inductances are considered. When the transformation matrix is diagonal the solution involves a set of linear algebraic inequalities. In the...
Topics: Electronics, Congruent transformation, Equivalent networks, Continuously equivalent networks
Complex systems engineering problems require robust modeling early in the design process in order to analyze crucial design requirements and interactions. This thesis emphasizes the need for such modeling through multiple model-based systems engineering techniques as they apply to the execution of search and rescue. Through the development of a design reference mission, this thesis illustrates how a search and rescue architecture can undergo multiple levels of model-based analysis in order to...
Topics: model-based systems engineering, search and rescue, modeling, architecture, sequence diagram,...
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- Taylor, Randal H.; Bednash, Charles Francis
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The research for this thesis is concerned with the logistics of air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles. Specific emphasis is placed on the development of models to determine the optimal mix of air launched missiles (ALMs) to induct for repair each quarter at intermediate level maintenance facilities. The Navy operates three such repair facilities. A set of three models are described which are intended to assist in managing the missile repair process. These models allow for effective control of...
Topic: Management
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in combating terrorism. A comparative analysis in this thesisillustrates that education by itself does not prevent terrorism. Other causal factors must be considered when addressing individuals who do commit terrorist acts. This thesis will use the cases of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka and eleven profiles of educated individuals who were involved in terrorist acts as counterexamples to the education-only theory. It will also discuss present U.S. operations in...
Topics: Terrorism, Education
The purpose of this thesis is to determine the need for qualified Contracting Officers in the execution and administration of contracts formulated under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. This 15-year Program is mandated by Republic Act (RA) 7898, otherwise known as the AFP Modernization Act. This law is implemented through Department of National Defense Circular (DC) No. 1 dated 06 March 2000 (replacing DC 29 dated 19 May 1996). The Circular provided adequate...
Topic: Contract Administration
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Thesis advisor(s): Claude A. Buss
Topic: National Security Affairs
Thesis (Degree of Ocean E. and M.S. in M.E.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976
Topic: Mechanical engineering
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The LOCUST program is a scalable system of inexpensive swarming unmanned aerial vehicles to provide disruptive capability in contested environments against anti-area access denial defenses, enabling manned strike operations and localized landing site superiority with reduced cost, risk, and operator launch and workload. Our research and analysis will emphasize the challenges of moving from a U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) effort to a large program of record. Specific supply chain...
Topics: supply chain, LOCUST, UAV
This thesis applies systems engineering principles to improve project selection in portfolio-type research and development programs using the Naval Innovative Science and Engineering program as a case study. Qualitative and quantitative value modeling and integer linear programming optimization aided in the selection process. The resulting optimized portfolio increased the number of funded projects by 20 percent in comparison to the non-optimized portfolio. In addition, it has a 13.9 percent...
Topics: systems engineering, value model, optimization, stakeholder engagement, research and development...
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Topic: Operations research
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Topic: QUEUING THEORY.TELECOMMUNICATION--MATHEMATICAL MODELS.DIFFUSION PROCESSES.PROBABILITIES.
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- McKenzie, Charles J.;Pawlowski, Thomas Joseph.
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The corrections enterprise is wholly unprepared for mass casualty incidents (MCI). Prisons regularly experience incidents involving inmate violence; these events can quickly escalate into an MCI that overwhelms the prison’s ability to respond and overload local medical systems. Despite numerous prison-related disasters, the corrections enterprise remains disengaged from national emergency preparedness efforts. Further complicating the issue is the lack of corrections-specific emergency...
Topics: mass-casualty, prison, emergency management, planning framework
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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...