Theses and Dissertations
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A discrete vortex analysis of flow about stationary and transversely oscillating circular cylinders.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1978-12)
A comprehensive numerical model has been developed to investigate the characteristics of an impulsively-started, asymptotically-steady, uniform flow about a circular cylinder. The model is based on the rediscretization ...
New investigation of nitrogen laser induced fluorescence in formaldehyde: spectra and spectrally resolved lifetimes
(State University of New York, 1977-12)
Measurements were made of the fluorescence resulting from N_ laser excitation of H^CO vapor at pressures between one and 760 torr. Higher pressure spectral measurements show vibrationally relaxed emission, bands originating ...
Optimal Bayesian estimation of the state of a probabilistically mapped memory-conditional Markov process with application to manual Morse decoding
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1977-09)
This dissertation investigates the problem of automatic transcription of the hand-keyed' Morse signal. A unified model for this signal process transmitted over a noisy channel is shown to be a system in which the state of ...
A computer analysis for the determination of electrode voltage losses in magnetohydrodynamic-generator plasmas.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1975-12)
This work investigates the nature and extent of the voltage drops in the vicinity of MHD non-emitting electrodes, especially losses attributable to the sheath. The non-existence of a one-dimensional sheath solution is ...
Analysis of data describing Congressional responses to DOD budget requests
This thesis represents an attempt to characterize Congressional Appropriations for Defense procurement and research and development between 1953 and 1973. The approach used involves formulating alternative models of ...
Large angle scattering of lithium ions by helium atoms.
(Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1968-09)
An experiment using the focusing properties of a nonuniform axially symmetric magnetic field to study large angle (9 > 32°) scattering of ions from atoms and molecules is described.
Acoustic perturbation of a neon glow discharge
(Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1967-03)
Acoustic waves of finite extent were propagated into a dc glow discharge. It was found that compression phases of these waves reduced light emitted from the discharge, while rarefaction phases increased this light. In ...
An experimental study of Tonks-Dattner resonances in rare gas plasmas.
A quantitative experimental study of the dipole Tonks-Dattner resonance oscillations of a cylindrical plasma column has been made for neon, argon and xenon plasma columns. Discharges were operated in the range of a few ...
Filtering nonlinear measurements.
(Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1966-12)
An algorithm is developed for estimating the state of a linear dynamic system excited by a random sequence. The input data are noisy observations which are nonlinear functions of the state. The estimates are best in the ...
Photolytic ring cleavage of 1,2-diarylcyclopropanes with bromine in a non-polar solvent
(Monterey, California. U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1966-08)
This work studied further the well established analogy between cyclopropanes and olefins. A series of 1,2-diarylcyclopropanes were prepared and were characterized by their ultraviolet, infrared and NMR spectra. Some of ...
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Lieutenant, United States Navy (14)