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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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Techniques are developed for the design of a monitor of a real-time multi-computer system that is under heavy loading. The first portion relates to the requirements of partitioning to aid in fault recognition and diagnostic routines. The dynamic reallocation of system time to the system tasks and fault monitoring in developed secondly. System reconfiguration of the partitioned subsystems restores the system to operation at a degraded level until faults are corrected. the paper discusses a Ship...
Topics: Computer science, Fault monitoring, Diagnostic routines, Real-time computer, Dynamic time...
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by Soto, Alberto A.
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Thesis advisor(s): Washburn, Alan R
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
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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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by Landau, Harry Edward
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The Department of Defense (DoD) is facing a shortage of qualified instructors for its advanced technical weapons training facilities. This shortage is because of the current downsizing trend, without a similar trend in the development of weapons and computer systems. To maintain a force of highly trained, technical personnel, DoD must investigate other methods for training and maintaining a highly technical force. The advanced capabilities of modem computer systems with the use of Intelligent...
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by Hartman, James K.
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Topic: SOFTWARE ENGINEERING.COMPUTER PROGRAMMING.
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This thesis analyzes the impact that reforms in civil-military relations can have on a military's effectiveness. Specifically, why did reforms undermine military effectiveness in Argentina but not in Chile? To answer this question, this thesis looks at both countries since democratization and parses out both the civil-military reforms carried out as well as changes in effectiveness in an attempt to find linkages between the two. To allow for trend analysis, each country is broken into three...
Topics: civil-military relations, Argentina, Chile, military effectiveness, democratic civilian control,...
Cover title: Order out of chaos: a case study of the ..
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by Kinney, G. F.
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This report describes a practical risk analysis system which can be used for the quantitative characterization of risks and for the evaluation of proposed risk reduction procedures. The system uses numerical values for comparison purposes and provides des
Topic: *SAFETY, *RISK ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ACCIDENTS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, EXPOSURE (PHYSIOLOGY),...
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by Morris, Michael Andrew
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This thesis presents the design and layout of a Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM array of eight four-bit words including refresh circuitry. In the last several years, there has been significant research investigating the possibilities of producing much faster, lower power and high density DRAM using GaAs. Thus far, this research has yielded success on a limited basis using special materials and fabrication techniques. This design, tested and simulated using HSPICE,...
Topics: DCFL, DRAM, GaAs layout, GaAs logic circuits, Gallium arsenide DRAM, HSPICE, MAGIC, RAM, SBFL,...
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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
This thesis uses an agent-based simulation model named EINSTein to perform an exploratory study on the feasibility of using Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) to augment or replace the current defenses of Expeditionary Strike Groups (ESG). Specifically, LCS's ability to help defend an ESGs in an anti-access scenario against a high-density small boat attack is simulated. Numbers of CRUDES (CRUiser, DEStroyer, Frigate) ships are removed and LCSs are added to the ESG force structure in varying amounts...
Topics: Warships, United States, Amphibious assault ships, Einstein, LCS, Littoral Combat Ship, ESG,...
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by Rosenthal, Richard E.Choypeng, Paiboon.Puakpong, Pojana.
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Topic: THAILAND.
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Thesis advisor(s): Roman A. Laba
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This thesis reports on the results to date in supporting managerial decisions concerning training as a part of organizational learning. Training is one of the most important factors in sustaining and expanding the organization's comparative advantage by reinforcing knowledge flow among its members. On the other hand, training is downgraded when it jeopardizes personal incentives like bonus, production goal achievement, and financial accomplishment in the private sector. In a similar way, nearly...
Topics: Training, Organizational learning, Tacit knowledge
Thesis (M.S. in E.S.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1983
Topic: Aeronautics
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by Wiederholt, Michael L.
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Operational planners strive to find ways to load missiles on Vertical Launch System (VLS) ships to meet mission requirements in their Area of Responsibility (AOR). Requirements are variable: there are missions requiring specific types of missiles; each ship may have distinct capability or capacity to meet every mission; each ship may have a set number of missiles in inventory; and each mission will have a different priority. As a result, the missile-to-ship assignment is labor intensive....
Topics: Vertical Launch System, missiles, ships, threats, missions deployment cycle, optimization, war...
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by Swarztrauber, Sayre Archie
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Bibliography: l. 492-564
Topic: Political science
Detailed measurements were made at M=0.25 and Re sub c = 700000 of the flow through a linear compressor cascade of controlled diffusion (CD) blading using a two-component argon-ion laser doppler velocimeter system. The measurements included mapping of the inviscid flow in the passage between two adjacent blades, boundary layer surveys, and wake surveys. Viscous flow phenomena such as a laminar separation region with reattachment on the suction surface, and laminar to turbulent transition on the...
Topics: Aeronautics, laser Doppler velocimeter measurements, viscous cascade flow, controlled diffusion...
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by Butler, Richard D.
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This thesis investigates the roots and evolution of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the circumstances that have shaped Australian maritime policy since WWII. Its primary purpose is to provide present day policy experts with historical insights useful to the planning of future relationships with Australia and her Royal Navy. In essence, this topic's intent is to assist in the formulation of United States maritime policies that will achieve optimal global results through the thoughtful...
Topic: Navies
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by Lovaszy, Steven Andrew.
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Thesis advisor(s): Bard K. Mansager, R.R. Read
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by Swiszcz, Chester
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Some government agencies have moved to electronic contract files, while others retain paper-based contract files. Policy promoting electronic contract files exists; however, regulation has not been enacted to mandate its use. The primary research objective is to determine why agencies are hesitant to adopt paperless contract files. The secondary research objectives are to determine what can be learned about contract files from various contracting activities and whether the Department of Defense...
Topics: contract files, electronic contract files, digital contract files, paper contract files, Department...
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EtherNet/IP is an industrial protocol that is built on top of the TCP/IP protocol suite. Though extending TCP/IP connectivity to industrial control systems (ICS) has enabled operators to implement more agile practices, it also has made ICSs more readily accessible to the outside world. Embedded control systems on Navy afloat and ashore platforms utilize EtherNet/IP, making those platforms prime targets for cyber attack. Fuzzing technology can analyze the message structure of ICS protocols like...
Topics: security testing, industrial control system, fuzzing, EtherNet/IP, MicroLogix
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by McCarthy, Julian Daniel
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Topic: INTERNATIONAL LAW
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"September 1997."
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Thesis advisor(s): B. N. Agrawal
In today's world, the United States is the dominant naval power. World powers are trading naval dominance in favor of naval defense, creating fleets of smaller ships to protect their littoral waters. As a result, the United States Navy will be called upon to engage enemy naval forces to ensure access against asymmetrical threats close to enemy coastlines. The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a networked, focused-mission platform, designed to be swift, agile, stealthy, and capable of defeating...
Topics: Littoral combat ships, United States, Destroyers (Warships), Warships, Unified operations (Military...
Thesis advisors, Dan C. Boger and Gregory G. Hildebrandt
Topics: LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, GOAL PROGRAMMING
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by Lemon, Andrea L.
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The Chinese oil industry was relatively unknown to most westerners, veiled behind the bamboo curtain, until the early 1990's when nationalized Chinese petroleum companies started selling off stock in their companies to international investors. In December of 2001 China joined the World Trade Organization. Since then there has been an explosion of investment in all areas of trade, and the petroleum markets are no exception. China's once hidden and largely undeveloped Petroleum Industry is...
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by Ellis, Frank King.
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Thesis (MS)?Naval Postgraduate School, 1967
"NPS-55-86-013"--Cover
Topics: Deception, Propaganda, Decision making, Psychological warfare, Common fallacies, Reflection...
Topic: Political science
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by Schaeffer, George H.
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Bibliography: l. 64-65
Topic: Oceanography
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Thesis (D. Phil.)--Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1969
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The conceptual template laid out in Joint Vision 2010 called for leveraging technological opportunities to achieve new and higher levels of effectiveness in a joint operating environment. Born out of this concept the U.S. Joint Forces Command developed a concept - the Common Relevant Operational Picture, or CROP. It is a presentation of timely, fused, accurate, assured and relevant information. The CROP concept addresses battlespace awareness, information transport and processing, combat...
Topics: Unified operations (Military science), Military planning, United States, Information superiority,...
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Topic: Oceanography
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by Gatje, Peter H.;Pizinger, Donald D.
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by Bledsoe, William Marvin.
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Thesis (MBA)--George Washington University, 1966
Topic: Organization
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by Calvano, Charles Natale.;Berner, J. M.;Bradley, J. M.;Torsiello, Kevin A.;Hooker, Donald T.;Merrill, Craig F.
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Topic: NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT)
Thesis advisor, Douglas J. Fouts
Topics: MICROELECTRONICS, MICROCIRCUITS
Thesis (M.S. in A.E.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1984
Topic: Aeronautics
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by Pettersson, Göran Sven Erik.
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Thesis advisor(s): Danny Farley
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Custom built products do not always meet the new Department of Defense (DoD) requirements. Their high cost and lengthy development cycle does not suit the Information Age where communication information and technology develop rapidly. To adapt to this new environment, Commercial off The Shelf (COTS) software products have become the core for Military systems. This is the only way to approach the readiness requirements for armed forces. Like any other products, COTS software brings a lot of...
Topics: Computer programs, National security, Space shuttles, Systems engineering
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"December 1997."
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by Schrady, David A.;Smyth, Gordon K.;Vassian, Robert Bruce.
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Topics: SHIPS., FUEL CONSUMPTION.
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The Longbow HELLFIRE Hardware in the Loop Lot Acceptance Plan is one of the first attempts by the U.S. Army to defray the costs associated with formal lot acceptance testing by utilizing a non-destructive Hardware in the Loop computer simulation. Because this type of lot acceptance testing is relatively new to the Army, determining the best approach and methodology to use will be critical not only to Longbow HELLFIRE, but to all follow-on systems that could potentially utilize this form of...
Topic: Management
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This report details the development and provides the documentation for custom computer software applications that evaluate antenna parameters. The applications are written in Mathcad 3.1 for the following antenna types: linear, planar, and circular arrays; folded dipole; caged dipole; parabolic reflectors with helical and spiral feeds. Inputs to the applications are limited to the antenna's physical dimensions. In some cases, ground parameters are required. The chapters are structured to...
Topics: Radiation Pattern, Radiated Power, Directivity, Gain, Polarization, Efficiency, Effective...
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by Bub, Frank Lee.
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Bibliography: l. 56-57
Topic: Oceanography
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by Picciulo, Jonathan Charles.
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Pakistan and Turkey are located in natural disaster-prone regions. The frequency of occurrence is high with varying magnitudes. These natural disasters often lead to a multitude of losses. The overall impact of natural disasters on these countries is significant, and for specific disaster-hit areas, it becomes enormous. The Van earthquake in Turkey in 2011 and the floods of Pakistan in 2010 are two exemplary cases, showing all the catastrophic effects of a large-scale natural disaster. Systems...
Topics: Disaster Management System, U.S., Turkey, Pakistan, Hurricane Irene, Floods of 2010, Van Earthquake...
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by Pfeiffer, John Francis;Bourke, Robert H.
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by Gottschalk, Glenn Fredric
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This paper contains a description of a game playing program which plays the game of GO. The paper discusses the strategy and approach used by the program. The primary objective of the project was to develop a game playing program that would generate moves which would be considered intelligent if made by a human being. A brief description of previous approaches to game playing is given with a comparison between these approaches and those used by the program.
Topics: Computer science, Game playing
Bibliography: l. 83
Topic: Oceanography
Dissertation supervisor: Parker, S.R
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by Mackey, Bruce Douglas
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Thesis advisor(s): Kamil T. Said
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Although well-established indicators make it possible to predict hostile conventional military actions, few such indicators exist to help defense planners anticipate the onset of subversive activities by foreign adversaries. In the 21st century, however, Western societies have often been targeted by adversaries who exploit environmental aspects of the gray zone to subvert the democratic process and influence decision making. The use of non-state actors and social mobilization as well as...
Topics: gray zone, Russia, subversion, social movement theory, non-state actor, early indicators, proxy...
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This thesis investigates the performance of various configurations of tactical High Frequency (HF) field deployable antennas in the presence of lossy earth. Antennas investigated include horizontal dipoles, short sloping wires, inverted vees, and monopoles with buried and elevated radials. Numerical models of the antennas are exercised via the Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC) for radiation pattern performance. Antennas are analyzed for applicability to (1) short-range Near Vertical Incident...
Topics: Computer simulation., Computer Simulation, Numerical Electromagnetics Code (NEC), Tactical HF Field...
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Bibliography: leaves 68-69
Topic: Oceanography
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by Zavadil, John Leslie.
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This thesis studied Automated Data Processing/Federal Information Processing (ADP/FIP) protest issues brought before the General Sen ices Administration Board of Contract Appeals (GSBCA) over a two-year period. The ADP/FIP acquisition environment and process is presented. Also, the forums for ADP/FIP protests are explored with an understanding of each forum's decision-making criteria developed. The objective of this study was to identify the issues for protest most often faced by Contracting...
Topics: Bid Protest, GSBCA, Board of Contracts Appeals, Protest Forums, ADPE, ADP, FIP, Remedies
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is at a decisional crossroads regarding body-worn camera implementation. Although the technology has gained widespread acceptance in the law enforcement community, there is a tremendous amount of conflicting information surrounding its efficacy. Neither the academic, nor civil liberty, nor law enforcement communities have examined the effectiveness of body-worn cameras in isolation or attempted to determine whether other police reforms accomplish the...
Topics: body-worn cameras, complaints, Customs and Border Protection, law enforcement, police, police...
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by Tvaryanas, Anthony P.
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This dissertation tackles, head on, two fundamental questions: What is human systems integration (HSI) and how should one think about HSI problems? The objective was to develop a coherent systems method to improve the integration of HSI domains to create sustainable systems while preserving system stakeholder preferences. This dissertation addresses these questions by accomplishing two things: 1) extracting the lessons learned from a historical analysis of the emergence of HSI both as a...
Topics: Psychology, Acquisition, Fatigue (Physiology), Human Factors Engineering, Human Systems...
Thesis (M.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1989
This thesis analyzes the military performance of Naval officers who graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) and subsequently received a commission through the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Using a sample from the Navy Personnel Research and Development Center's USNA longitudinal Officer Data Base, two measures of performance were examined for officers commissioned between 1980 and 1985. Retention was first analyzed by creating a binary criterion to designate whether an...
Topics: Naval Academy Preparatory School, NAPS, Naval Academy, USNA, Officer performance, Officer...
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by Russell, Gary P.
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Decline of the Military
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The use of satellites to support military operations has grown dramatically in recent years, which has increased the exposure of military satellite systems to targeting. To combat this risk to its space systems, the Department of Defense has prescribed increased military space cooperation with the United States’ closest friends and allies. This thesis investigates the United States’ history of partnering with three of its closest allies—France, Australia, and Japan—since the dawn of the...
Topics: France, Australia, Japan, national, security, space, strategy, international, cooperation,...
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