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NAVY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AFLOAT, DATA SECURITY ANALYSIS

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Authors
Muncy, Edward C.
Subjects
additive manufacturing
AM
3D printing
integrity
authentication
security
vulnerabilities
toolchain
data
schematic
file
Navy
ships
USN
system
Advisors
Van Bossuyt, Douglas L.
Hale, Britta
Date of Issue
2023-12
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The integrity of additive manufacturing (AM) schematics is currently an open question for AM systems installed onboard U.S. Navy ships. Additionally, there are several possible entry points that exist in the AM toolchain that provide hackers with numerous opportunities to corrupt valuable data. This research focuses on understanding how AM systems function, especially in schematic (aka 3D printer diagram) transfers to and from ships; identifies existing weak points in current AM security practices; and develops a smooth process for integrity protection of AM schematics. The recommended implementation spans both user and application system aspects to ensure comprehensive protection. To achieve these results, this thesis meticulously compiles and analyzes various additive manufacturing policies across the Department of Defense to scrutinize alternative architectures, from manpower based to blockchain, and conducts cross-comparisons against prevailing guidelines.
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Thesis
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Includes Supplementary Material
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Computer Science (CS)
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Approved for public release. Distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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