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Regional employment growth and defense spending
The purpose of this thesis is to study how a state's growth or decline in employment is related to Department of Defense expenditures in that state. This analysis looks not only at the impact of total DOD expenditures ...
Effects of charge distribution within a particle beam on the sub-Cerenkov radiation
(Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1987-12)
The charge distribution of periodic electron beam pulses generates patterns of sub-Cerenkov radiation distinctive of the distribution of charge with in a bunch. Mapping the radiation pattern from different charge shapes ...
A computer simulation study of an expert system for walking machine motion planning
(Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1987-12); NPS-52-87-049
A basic algorithm for motion planning of an autonomous robotic vehicle is developed and presented in this study. The algorithm is implemented using simple rules in an expert system shell. This algorithm will allow ...
Vibration response of constrained viscoelastically damped plates: analyses and experiments.
The frequency response analysis of several constrained viscoelastically damped plates were performed with modifications to account for the frequency dependent properties of viscoelastic materials (loss factors and ...
An analysis of effectiveness measurement in the Marine Corps pay system.
This thesis is an analysis of the methods used by top-level Marine Corps financial management to measure the effectiveness of the active duty military pay system. Specific characteristics of measurement quality, ...
A three dimensional non-singular modelling of rigid manipulators
There are several common approaches used to obtain the kinematic and dynamic equations which describe the motion of robot manipulators. However, a problem arises when these conventional body oriented robot arm kinematic ...
Unsteady flow field measurements using LDV.
The primary goal of this thesis was the development of an experimental technique, and supporting software, for the acquisition and analysis of unsteady velocity data generated by an oscillating airfoil. This research was ...
Thermal imaging with AGA Thermovision 780.
Thermal images of a ship target were recorded with an AGA Thermovision 780 thermal imaging system on 6-13 May 1987. These images were used to produce temperature distributions of the ship. The temperatures predicted ...
Editfont an interactive font editing system.
The major goal of this work has been the development and implementation of an interactive bit mapped font editor that enables the graphics programmer to create different fonts and icons for use in application programs. ...
United States Marine Corps provisioning measures of effectiveness
This thesis investigates measures of effectiveness (MOE) and defines the data elements for an automated USMC repair parts initial provisioning evaluation system. Twenty-three specific MOEs , applicable to any new weapon ...
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