Theses and Dissertations
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Unscented sampling techniques for evolutionary computation with applications to astrodynamic optimization
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09)
This dissertation investigates several innovative approaches to evolutionary optimization that are relevant to numerous applications in astronautical engineering. The challenges and shortfalls associated with evolutionary ...
Wireless source localization and signal collection from an airborne symmetric line array sensor network
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-09)
Wireless communication technology has become a critical aspect in many civilian and military applications. With regard to remote sensing, search and rescue, disaster relief operations and signals intelligence, there exists ...
Cooperative control of multiple space manipulators
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1993-09)
This research concerns the development of cooperative control of two spacecraft mounted two-link manipulators as they reposition a common payload. Lagrangian formulation is used to determine the system equations of motion. ...
Orbital parameter estimation using an extended Kalman filter
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1992-12)
The problem of orbital parameter estimation using angles only observations is examined. Direction cosine measurements, obtained from satellite passage of an earth-based stationary planar radar beam, are assimilated by an ...
Reusable software component retrieval via normalized algebraic specifications
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1991-12)
Efforts in the software engineering community to reuse code are hampered by a lack of tools. Reusability is particularly beneficial in a rapid prototyping environment. Rapid prototyping with automated reusable software ...
Interactions between synoptic and planetary scales of motion
The effects of synoptic waves on the dynamics of planetary waves are investigated using normal mode analysis. Initialized analyses of the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) for 19 days between ...
An investigation of self-generated magnetic fields and electron emission in laser-produced plasmas
An experimental study of magnetic signals from laserproduced plasmas has been performed. From 2 to 30 joules of laser energy impinged upon metallic and hydrocarbon targets in pulse lengths of from 4 to 80 nanoseconds, ...
An investigation of the self-generated magnetic fields associated with a laser-produced plasma.
A plasma was produced by irradiating a 5 mil thick Mylar (C(10)H(8)O(4)) foil with a 300 MW, 25 nsec Nd laser pulse. Magnetic fields were observed to spontaneously arise when the laser-produced plasma was formed. The ...
Cosmological models with weakly turbulent fluctuations of the metric superimposed on a homogeneous and isotropic background metric
(Monterey, Calif. : Naval Postgraduate School, 1972)
Uniform and isotropic mathematical models of the expanding universe usually predict an initial singularity of infinite mass density and space curvature. To study possible mechanisms which would avoid the occurance of ...
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Captain, United States Air Force (9)