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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
The United States Navy owns four salvage ships and four towing ships that will reach the end of their 40-year life expectancy in 2019. The program manager for these vessels has a set of desirable performance requirements for a new ship class, T-ARS(X), which combines the capabilities from both the salvage and towing ship classes. The need to develop a recapitalization strategy based on either designing a new ship class based on these desirable requirements or purchasing commercial capabilities...
Topics: Naval architecture, Costs, Salvage, Decision making, Tugboats
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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 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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Thesis (MS)?Naval Postgraduate School, 1968
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by Ledesma, Alfred
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By using irregular sampling, an image may be digitized by concentrating sampling in areas of interest and reducing sampling in other areas- With this approach, storage required for the digital image is more efficiently used and is usually reduced. This thesis explores an interactive method for reconstructing a compressed image. An interactive method allows human intuition to be combined with the speed and versatility of a computer. The user is able to guide the reconstruction through difficult...
Topics: Electrical and computer engineering, image processing, data compression, image reconstruction
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The goal of this thesis is to analyze the effect of advanced education on the retention and promotion of Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWO). Multivariate probit models are used to estimate the effects of education, accession sources, demographic variables, and prior service status on retention and promotion. The data set used in this study is obtained from the online Navy Econometric Modeling System (NEMS). It was constructed from annual snapshots of SWO officers in the Navy between 2000 and...
Topics: Education, Advanced Education, Retention, Promotion, Effect of Advanced Education, Probit,...
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by Dettmann, Terry Robert
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The solutions of the phase equation for a potential with the asymptotic properties of an atomic polarization potential are studied with the intention of developing a computer program for direct integration of the phase equation for the s-wave phase shift of an arbitrary potential. Such a program is developed and its limitations are discussed. In addition, an appendix is devoted to the variational principles of Kohn and Schwinger for calculating phase shifts.
Topics: Physics, Phase Equation, Potential Scattering
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by Zavadil, John Leslie.
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This thesis investigates the use of current graphical interface techniques to build more effective computer-user interfaces to Operations Research (OR) schedule optimization models. The design is directed at the scheduling decision maker who possesses limited OR experience. The feasibility and validity of building an interface for this kind of user is demonstrated in the development of a prototype graphical user interface called TaskMaster. TaskMaster is designed as the Dialog component of a...
Topics: DSS, Scheduling, Scheduling., graphical user interface
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by Cai, Guan Yan
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Physical network maps are important to critical infrastructure defense and planning. Current state-of-the-art network infrastructure geolocation relies on Domain Name System (DNS) inferences. However, not only is using the DNS relatively in accurate for infrastructure geolocation, many router interfaces lack DNS name entries. We adapt the technique of Wang et al. to send trace route probes from distributed vantage points, and approximate a target’s location by finding the nearest landmark. To...
Topics: Internet, IP geolocation, IP infrastructure, routers, Domain Name System
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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),...
Thesis (M.S. in Management)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Topic: Management
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by Aitken, David M.
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This thesis examines the reliance on air power for fire support by light forces and whether other fire support assets could perform these missions better. By studying the historical evolution of fire support, air power and small wars doctrine, patterns emerge in how these developments interrelate. These patterns have led to a system that does not take advantage of some of the capabilities of other fire support assets, mainly artillery and mortars. The case of Operation Enduring Freedom, in...
Topics: Air power, Air warfare, Artillery
An evaluation of the performance of a SONET management system was conducted to better understand its management capabilities due to network disruptions in the presence of a traffic load. This study analyzed the Cisco Transport Manager (CTM) which manages a testbed of four Cisco ONS15454 optical systems. The network was injected with HTTP and FTP traffic generated by the Spirent Smartbits system installed with TeraMetrics Gigabit Ethernet modules and load calibration configured by the Spirent...
Topics: SONET (Data transmission), Queuing theory, Data transmission systems, Testing
This thesis explains Swiss accession to collective security organizations by analyzing key domestic and international factors relating to Switzerland's permanent neutrality. The study provides historical and theoretical background regarding the concepts of neutrality and collective security before examining the positive vote in the referendum for accession to the League of Nations in 1920, the consequent adoption of differential neutrality, and the return to traditional neutrality in 1938. The...
Topics: Neutrality, Security, International
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by Bledsoe, William Marvin.
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Thesis (MBA)--George Washington University, 1966
Topic: Organization
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The suspected impact of climate change on natural hazards, as identified by the Inter-governmental Panel for Climate Change, is expected to lead to a world where natural disasters are more frequent and severe in nature. This thesis investigates how climate change, in particular its effect on natural disasters, will impact the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to support stability worldwide through military Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR). To do that, it examines the question, why does the...
Topics: climate change, foreign disaster relief, foreign disaster, foreign humanitarian assistance, foreign...
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This research paper reviews our knowledge of power to date and places it into several conceptual categories by providing tentative answers to the following three -- questions: 1. Why are the dynamics of power necessarily an important part of managerial processes? 2. How do effective commanders acquire power? 3. How and for what purposes do effective commanders use power? The following are the key conclusions drawn from this literature review: 1. Commanders are dependent on subordinates and...
Topics: Management, Power Bases, Personal Power, Position Power, Power Motivation
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This thesis investigates the effect that acquisition reform has had on small business participation in the Federal contracting arena. As a result of the transformation of the Federal acquisition process through acquisition reform legislation and the reduction in the acquisition workforce, small business contractors are faced with new challenges to compete for and win Federal contracts. This paper concentrates on examining contract bundling, reverse auctions, electronic commerce and multiple...
Topics: Public contracts, United States, Electronic commerce, Small business, Legislation, Contracting,...
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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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The objective of this thesis is to test an interactive PC based software model that allows manpower planners to study the impact of policy decisions on future inventories. This force structure model called FORCE and based on a Markov chain theory, allows manpower planners to use current inventory data and various estimates of continuation rates, promotion rates as well as planned accessions to forecast futures inventories. This thesis attempts to demonstrate the flexibility of this force...
Topics: Computer programs, Manpower, Medical Service Corps, Markov, force structure, promotions, personnel...
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by Slater, Thomas Stafford.
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by Rau, Morton David
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An analysis was conducted of English and Spanish text. The statistical analysis determined the independent probability of letters and the joint probability of various letter combinations for large samples of each language. Various methods were tested in an attempt to utilize these characteristics to identify the language of a short sample text. By use of the joint probability of various vowel-consonant relationships and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Goodness of Fit Test an identification system was...
Topics: Management, Language Identification, Linguistic Analysis, Linguistics, Statistical Linguistics
The basic research question guiding this thesis is: \"How can Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) be defensibly applied to DoD Information Technology (IT) portfolio optimization problems?\" The research will demonstrate how to derive the appropriate raw performance, volatility data, required to remain consistent with MPT assumptions and methodology. This thesis accomplishes this research objective by establishing a notional IT beta to apply a MPT approach for asset allocation within the...
Topics: Information technology, Management
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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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by MacHardy, William R.
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Starting with a least squares formulation of the parameter estimation problem, both fixed data and data-adaptive iterative algorithms are developed. We apply two new techniques, namely diagonal perturbation and multiple partitioning, to existing finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) fixed data matrix splitting algorithms, resulting in improved performance. Also, we extend the fixed data algorithms to the data-adaptive case, and contrast them with FIR and IIR...
Topics: Algorithms, Convergence., Finite Impulse Response, Infinite Impulse Response, Matrix Splitting,...
The basic structure of the variability Of the large-scale circulations over the tropical western North Pacific is investigated with respect to its influence on tropical cyclone characteristics. A vector empirical orthogonal function analysis and a fuzzy c
Topics: Low-frequency variability, circulation regimes, cluster analysis, monsoons, tropical cyclone...
A high-performance aircraft simulator facility employing a two-axis air combat maneuvering simulation was used to investigate pilot response to an aircraft cockpit spin indicator system. The time required to correctly respond to departed flight, spin, and engine stall indications was measured using F-14 NATOPS procedures. Incorrect and inadequate responses were also recorded. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of sixteen data items was performed for eighteen test subjects during twenty-seven...
Topics: Aeronautics, spin, spin indicator, engine stall indicator, F-14 spin, spin training
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Thesis (Ph.D.)--Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Mass,1972
Topic: Political science
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Passive bistatic radars (PBR) and passive multistatic radars (PMR) use opportunistic transmitters to detect and locate targets. In this thesis, a maritime scenario was modeled with merchant vessels serving as multiple non-cooperative opportunistic transmitters while a frigate warship equipped with Electronic Warfare (EW) and Direction Finding (DF) receivers takes on the role of the receiver in a PBR/PMR configuration. The targets are assumed to be the generic Formidable-class frigate. A MATLAB...
Topics: back-scattering, bistatic, error ellipse, forward-scattering, hitchhiker radar, multistatic,...
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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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Topic: Computer science
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by Goncalve, Antonio Luiz Soares;De la Cuba Bravo, Javier Engrique
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Thesis (M.S. in Comp. Sci.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1978
Topic: Computer science
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by Kee, Stephen Glenn.
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Thesis (M.S. in A.E.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1983
Topic: Aeronautics
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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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Topics: UNITED STATES. NAVY--REORGANIZATION., MANPOWER., MATHEMATICAL MODELS., COST EFFECTIVENESS., LINEAR...
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This thesis studied the results attained by the six Navy Recruiting Areas in the recruitment of prior-service Navy veterans (NAVETS) for the years FY 1975- FY 1978. Data analyzed included age, marital status, level of education, entry paygrade, race and broad occupational category. Comparisons of total numbers of NAVETS recruited with total numbers of other service veterans (OSVETS) recruited were also made. Policy implications and recommendations for the recruitment of prior service Navy...
Topics: Management, Navy veterans, prior service, NAVETS, recruiting, reenlistments
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Illicit arms are responsible for high death rates in the Great Lakes region. The phenomenon of small arms and light weapons (SALW) proliferation owes to historical factors, porous borders, and the prevalence of regional armed conflicts that offer markets for illicit arms and is compounded by poor arms management and control measures within the region. The effects of SALW on the social, economic, and political arenas in Uganda and in other states in the region are enormous. Ad hoc measures and...
Topics: Uganda, small arms and light weapons proliferation, homegrown terrorism, anti-terrorism measures,...
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"September 1997."
Recent advances in information technology communications have brought about increases in bandwidth and processing speeds to encourage the growth of Internet Protocol Telephony (IPT), a method of transmitting voice conversations over data networks. Many organizations are replacing portions of their traditional phone systems to gain the benefits of cost savings and enhanced feature sets through the use of IPT. The Coast Guard has an interest in exploiting this technology, and has taken its first...
Topics: Coast Guard, IP telephony, Implementation guide, Internet protocol telephony, Internet telephony,...
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by Genta, Edgardo N.
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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...
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by Garrison, C. J. (Clarence Jimmy), 1934-
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Topics: STATISTICAL HYPOTHESIS TESTING., EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN.
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Thesis advisor, Neil C. Rowe
Topic: Computer science
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
Cover title: Order out of chaos: a case study of the ..
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Thesis advisor(s): Dolk, Daniel R. ; Filizetti, Julie
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Topic: Nuclear physics
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by Hekimoglu, M. Kadri.;Yang, Chyan.
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Thesis advisor, Chyan Yang
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by Graham, La-Hesh A.; Wallace, Alexander D.; Lewis, Scott J.
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The purpose of this project is to assess the maturity of Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Contract Management processes. NAVSEA is headquartered in Washington, DC. The analysis of NAVSEA will be conducted using the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM). The primary purpose of this research is to analyze NAVSEA's contracting processes utilizing the Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT), to identify key process area strengths and weaknesses, and to provide a road map for...
Topics: Organizational change., Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT), Naval Sea Systems...
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by Fiorino, Michael
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The role of vortex structure in tropical cyclone motion is studied using a moving-grid, nondivergent barotropic model on a b plane in a no-flow environment. Initial condition sensitivity tests reveal that the northwestward \"beta\" drift of the vortex is controlled by the symmetric circulation in the r = 3000 - 80 km \"critical\" annulus. Enhanced cyclonic or anticyclonic flow in the critical annulus leads to long-term cyclonic or anticyclonic turning motions. The dynamics...
Topics: Meteorology, Tropical cyclone motion, Barotropic model, Tropical cyclones, Circulation analysis,...
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by Schuetz, Laurence N.
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Topic: National security affairs
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This study examined the ability of three personality measures to predict midshipmen attrition at the United States Naval Academy. More specifically, the study examined the ability of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Personal History Questionnaire to replace the Career Interest Score of the Strong Interest Inventory in the Naval Academy admissions formula and to better predict overall, voluntary, academic, and performance/conduct attrition. The data used were from the Naval Academy...
Topics: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Personality tests, Dropout behavior, Prediction of, United States...
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Topics: Deception, Propaganda, Decision making, Psychological warfare, Common fallacies, Reflection...
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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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by Carro, Stephen J.;Knouse, Barry L.
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by Longino, James C.
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Thesis (Master of Intl. Affairs)--Columbia University, 1956
Topic: Political science
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Thesis advisor(s): Roman A. Laba
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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,...
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Thesis (M.A. in Asian Studies)--San Diego State University, 1974
Topic: Political science
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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...
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Real-time recursive parameter identification is applied to surface vessel modeling for maneuvering path prediction. An end-to end system is developed to simulate vessel motion, identify vessel parameters and estimate future path. Path prediction improves bridge team situational awareness by providing a real-time depiction of future motion over the ground on an electronic chart and display system (ECDIS). The extended least-squares (ELS) parameter identification approach allows the system to be...
Topics: Parameter estimation, Information display systems, Ships, Maneuverability
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Thesis Advisor(s): Hughes, Wayne P
Topic: Operations Research