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CIVINS (Civilian Institutions)
The Navy's fully-funded graduate education program supports 71 different subspecialties. Seventy-four different curricula are currently being taught at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. In addition, 33 other fields of study are possible from over 96 different civilian institutions nationwide. Each year approximately 22% of the graduate assignments for officers are slated to attend civilian institutions (CIVINS). The Civilian Institutions (CIVINS) Office executes the Navy's mission by supporting these selected active-duty Navy at full-time residency graduate degree programs at accredited institutions within the US.
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    Design of an AUV recharging system
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004-06) Gish, Lynn Andrew; Chryssostomidis, Chryssostomos; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Ocean Engineering; Marcus, Henry S.
    The utility of present Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) is limited by their on-board energy storage capability. Research indicates that rechargeable batteries will continue to be the AUV power source of choice for at least the near future. Thus, a need exists in both military and commercial markets for a universal, industry-standard underwater AUV recharge system. A novel solution using a linear coaxial wound transformer (LCWT) inductive coupling mounted on the AUV and a vertical docking cable is investigated. The docking cable may be deployed from either a fixed docking station or a mobile "tanker AUV". A numerical simulation of the simplified system hydrodynamics was created in MATLAB and used to evaluate the mechanical feasibility of the proposed system. The simulation tool calculated cable tension and AUV oscillation subsequent to the docking interaction. A prototype LCWT coupling was built and tested in saltwater to evaluate the power transfer efficiency of the system. The testing indicated that the surrounding medium has little effect on system performance. Finally, an economic analysis was conducted to determine the impact of the proposed system on the present military and commercial AUV markets. The recharge system creates substantial cost-savings, mainly by reducing support ship requirements. An effective AUV recharge system will be an important element of the Navy's net-centric warfare concept, as well as a valuable tool for commercial marine industries.
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    Gas turbine regenerators: a method for selecting the optimum plate-finned surface pair for minimum core volume
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1989-06) Campbell, Joseph Francis; Rohsenow, Warren M.; Carmichael, Douglas; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Mechanical Engineering
    Based on a power law curve fit for the Soland et al. [2] modification of the Kays-London [1] way to presenting heat exchanger performance, a closed-form solution for sizing counterflow regenerators is derived...
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    A guide to resolving disputes over defective specifications
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992) Wirsching, Steven M.; Thomas, M. Randolph; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Civil Engineering
    This thesis investigated the legal criteria involved in resolving defective specification disputes. Appellate case law was researched to discover the rules used by the court systems to decide cases involving defective specifications. These rules were organized in flowchart form to provide a guide for construction contract administrators. Separate flow charts were prepared for method and performance specifications, and the differences between the two types of specifications were discussed. Appellate court cases were used to illustrate how the courts have interpreted and applied the legal rules in construction contract disputes. The differences between defective specifications and differing site conditions were also investigated. A discussion of the significant differences was provided to assist construction professionals in distinguishing the two dispute situations.
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    Energy Resiliency: How DoD can become Energy Resilient and Still Meet its Renewable Energy Goals
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-08) Reintjes, Christopher; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions)
    The DoD has several new authorities it can use to help it prioritize renewable energy development by weighing the benefits unique to these sources, but it requires the DoD to create new energy resiliency metrics and installation resiliency plans; modify its traditional cost-benefit analysis to properly weigh the benefits of onsite production of energy and fuel savings associated with renewable energy; and make investments in new micro-grid technologies that can decouple the DoD from the aging commercial grid and that may encourage third-party energy partnerships.
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    Curriculum influence of the Navy Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-05-18) Lohmeyer, Terrie N.; Jacobs, Ron; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Education
    In its ongoing effort to produce well-rounded leaders, the United States Navy requires both its enlisted and officer members to attend leadership courses at specified career milestones. Officers, for example, attend the Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course (IOLTC) at the department head pr mid-career point. This course supports the Navy's mission to "be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained combat incident to operations at sea" by providing the leadership skills necessary to carry out this mission (Dalton, 1994). The course provides leadership training in the areas of values, leadership, communication, subordinate development,managing systems and processes, command development and mission execution. The course mission is to provide advanced education and training in the concepts, philosophies, elements, tools, and practices of effective leadership and management required to function as an intermediate level officer (Chief of Naval Educations and Training, 1997). Considering the manpower and financial resources expended, is this training effective? Do students use the information taught once they return to the work site? Did transfer of learning occur? These questions were explored in an ongoing study to determine what IOLTC curriculum topics had the greatest influence on modifying their leadership behavior. The study group consisted of IOLTC students at the Naval Leader Training Unit Coronado who were surveyed after completion of the course to determine if their leadership behaviors changed as a result of the IOLTC.
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    An overview of alternate dispute resolution use in the construction industry
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005) Tucker, Matthew P.; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Engineering
    This report provides an overview of alternate dispute resolution and its use in the construction industry. An overview of the U.S. legal system is provided as a basis for dispute resolution. Caseload and litigation trends in U.S. courts are discussed. An overview of the various types of alternate dispute resolution and use by Fortune 1000 companies and the U.S. government is provided. Specific considerations of alternate dispute resolution in the construction industry are discussed. The report concludes with case studies from an actual construction mediation and arbitration.
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    Reinforcing Hub-and-Spoke: Addressing People's Republic of China Influence within U.S. Indo-Pacific Alliances
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-06) Day, William; Norton, David; Therrien, Lisa; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions)
    The People's Republic of China under the Chinese Communist Party has come to view the United States' system of bilateral alliances in the Indo-Pacific region as a strategic threat to its interests. China has therefore developed a broad strategy of co-opting U.S. allies deeper into China's sphere of influence by pragmatically exploiting friction in the United States' bilateral relationships. Although China has utilized a coercive approach in the past with Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines, it has subsequently (and suddenly) switched to co-option in all three cases. Each transition coincides with the emergence of structural friction in each country's relationship with the United States, indicating that China is reacting to strategic opportunities to gain leverage. The friction in the United States' relationships with its bilateral alliance partners has emerged as a consequence of policy divergence, concerns over burden sharing, and as a result of the nature of the モHub-and-Spokeヤ alliance system. U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific lack institutions for security cooperation among themselves, with each instead relying upon its bilateral relationship with the United States. This system is inherently brittle, as it relies upon one nation as the sole linchpin. While a formal, institutionalized, multilateral alliance structure is not currently viable in the Indo-Pacific, the United States and the region can benefit from increased multilateral security cooperation. The development of this architecture among U.S. allies can strengthen the region's ability to resist negative Chinese influence, while also enabling the United States to eventually reduce its resource and manpower commitments
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    The impact of change orders on mechanical construction labor efficiency
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996) Vandenberg, Paul J.; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Civil and Environmental Engineering
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    Municipal wastewater privatization: an alternative with solutions for infrastructure development, environmental compliance, and improved efficiency
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998) Wakeman, Roger F.; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Municipalities with wastewater operations face increasing requirements to maximize efficiency, implement capital improvements, and ensure environmental compliance. Privatization is a relatively unused alternative offering benefits in the areas of cost-effective operation, flexible financing, technology access, and compliance assurance. Recent executive direction and tax code changes have opened new doors for mutually beneficial public-private partnerships. Wastewater privatization has historically consisted of short-term contract agreements for treatment operations, but looming infrastructure recapitalization and development requirements have catalyzed an exploration of non-traditional alternatives that include private sector financing, development, and operation of entire wastewater systems. The purpose of this paper is to show why privatization must be considered, evaluate the different levels available, and generate an analytical aid for communities taking their first look at privatization opportunities. Two case-studies are presented as ground-breaking examples of success in wastewater privatization.
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    An Investigation into Ground Effect for an Underwater Biologically Inspired Flapping Foil
    (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2014) Chierico, Paul Stephen; Licht, Stephen C.; Dahl, Jason M.; Jouaneh, Musa K.; Zawia, Nasser H.; CIVINS (Civilian Institutions); Ocean Engineering
    The purpose of this paper is to examine CII RT 362's proposed definition of collaborative scheduling, A comprehensive process that aligns and engages stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of the project in order to coordinate activities and resources on a project and achieve its goal. This will be achieved through a literature review of its key aspects of alignment, engagement, lifecycle, coordination, and goals to see if the definition is valid. Additionally, it will then be used to evaluate the scheduling methods of Critical Path Method, Line of Balance Method, Scrum, and Last Planner System for which is the most collaborative. Finally a review of available software support for each method is provided to inform readers of digital support for each method is provided to inform readers of digital support available in the hopes that it will further the collaborative process. According to the analysis performed, the methods, from most to least collaborative are the Last Planner System, Scrum, Line of Balance, and the Critical Path Method. The paper advances the field by scrutinizing a proposed definition, evevaluating existing methods within that term and then linking sofwware support to those systems.