Theses and Dissertations
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Construction of optimal-path maps for homogeneous-cost-region path-planning problems.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1989-09)
Fast path-planning algorithms are needed for autonomous vehicles and tactical terrain-analysis tools. We explore a new approach using "optimal-path maps", that give the best path to a goal point from any given start point ...
Design, implementation and test of an RS-232 compatible bi-directional, full duplex, fiber-optic interface with provision for hardware handshaking on a mimimum number of fiber-optic lines.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1989-06)
The objective of this thesis research was the design and implementation of an RS-232 compatible, bi-directional, full duplex, fiber optic interface with provision for hardware handshaking. Results show that active ...
Inexpensive global location and tracking systems using geostationary satellites.
Inexpensive Global Location and Tracking Systems are currently being designed to provide the civilian market low-cost radio position determination. This paper discusses two possible designs. The first design employs 3 ...
Modeling the behavior of the Linearly Tapered Slot Antenna
The Linearly Tapered Slot Antenna (LTSA) had been investigated and developed experimentally; its applications have primarily been based on empirical designs. An accurate theoretical model based on Moment Methods (MM) is ...
Use of high resolution simulations for training development
This thesis outlines the use of the Training- Modeling Integration TM-1 process for development of training information. High resolution simulations portray weapon system operations in sufficient detail for the training ...
Construction of Gallium Arsenide Solar Concentrator for space use
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1988-03)
A Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Solar Concentrator Array (SCA) was constructed using the recently developed fresnel lens technology. The parts used were a mixture of space qualified components and readily available off-the-shelf ...
Factors affecting the recruitment and retention of linguists in the U.S. Army
This study examined influences on the enlistment and reenlistment decisions for linguists in the US Army. Some of the potential factors considered were: previous language experience, ethnicity, age, gender, and education ...
Fault tree reliability analysis of the Naval Postgraduate School mini-satellite (ORION)
Fault tree analysis, which has proved to be a useful analytical tool for the reliability and safety analysis of complex systems, is applied to the Naval Postgraduate School Mini-Satellite (ORION). A general background ...
Sensitivity of aliveness adjustments.
Aliveness analysis is a computational technique which attempts to estimate the expected number of losses had real ordnance been used during a force-on-force experiment. This thesis carefully follows the development and ...
Destiny in the Pacific: implications for U.S. policy of rising Japanese nationalism and economic power.
The thesis of this paper is that rising Japanese economic power has been reinforced over the last decade by a traditional sense of nationalism and pride in Japan. This swell of sentiment has at its roots the same ...
Branch Of Service
Major, United States Army (33)