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USW Thesis Related

All degrees earned in the USW curriculum require a graduate thesis. The thesis is based on a USW-relevant research topic and completed under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

Recent Award Winning Theses Include (CLICK to find them electronically in the NPS library)

•Applied Mathematics

–LT Chris Bernotavicius, 2009: “Modeling a 400 Hz Signal Transmission Through the South China Sea Basin” CNO USW Award

•Engineering Acoustics

–LT Eric Jautaikis – “Optimal and Adaptive Plane Wave Beamforming with Linear Array of Acoustic Vector Sensors”, 2007  Outstanding Thesis, The Submarine Force Award for Excellence in Undersea Warfare

–LT David Zinkhon – “Undersea Node Localization Using Node-to-Node Acoustic Ranges in a Distributed SeawebNetwork”, 2009  NUWC Newport DivAward for Excellence in Undersea Warfare Technology

–MAJ Whye Keong How – “Automated Detection of a Crossing Target Based on its Doppler Shift”, 2009 Outstanding Thesis

•Applied Physics

–LT Joseph Moore – MS Applied Physics – Weapons Track –   “Potential Effects of Asymmetric Shock Interaction and Hydro-Reaction During Hypervelocity Impact”, 2006 The Submarine Force Award for Excellence in Undersea Warfare

–LT Tim Shivok – MS Applied Physics – Sensors Track –  “MEMS- based Miniature Microphone for Directional Sound Sensing”, 2007  NUWC Division Newport Award for Excellence in USW Technology

–LT Paul Blodgett – MS Applied Physics – Sensors Track – “A Physics Review of Potential Submarine Laser Communication Systems"   CNO USW Award 

•Physical Oceanography

–LT Christopher Bryan, 2008: ``Use of environmental and oceanographic parameters to determine undersea analogous areas’’  Outstanding Thesis, NUWC Newport DivAward for Excellence in Undersea Warfare Technology

–LT David Hudson, 2008: ``Similarity analysis of littoral environments for mine warfare’’ Outstanding Thesis; NDIA Award

•Operations Research

–LT Adam Thomas, September 2008, “Tri-level Optimization for ASW Mission Planning”, MS in Operations Research”  Monterey Council Navy League Award for Highest Academic Achievement, CNO USW Award, CNO Award for Excellence in Ops Research, Outstanding Thesis

•Electrical and Computer Engineering

–LT Nevin McChesney, 2009: “Three-dimensional feature reconstruction with dual forward looking SONAR for unmanned underwater vehicle navigation”  Submarine Force Award for Excellence in Undersea Warfare

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