2008-2009

Author: Clifford Funnell

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628596

Category: Reference

Page: 656

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Helps track major technological and force developments, vital for assessing military capability and developing defensive systems. This work covers communications and sonar systems, escape and rescue systems and unmanned vehicles, available or under development, for evaluation and comparison.
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A Comparative Study

Author: James Goldrick,Jack McCaffrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809428

Category: History

Page: 302

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"... A comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of the Second World War." -- from p. [1].
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Author: Marco Lanzagorta

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 160845844X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 130

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Underwater vehicles and underwater moorings are increasing in tactical importance. As such, it is critical to have a robust and secure communication system connecting underwater vehicles on a long seaborne mission and a ground station. As a matter of fact, the deployment of efficient communication links with underwater vehicles is one of the greatest technological challenges presently confronted by the world's naval forces.To circumvent most of the limitations involved in the use of RF or acoustic channels for perfectly secure communications with underwater vehicles, it is worth considering the feasibility of an optical channel to facilitate a two-way satellite communication link secured via perfectly secure ciphers enabled by a quantum key distribution protocol.This book offers a concise review of underwater communications systems. Our approach is pedagogical, making a strong emphasis on the physics behind the attenuating properties of the oceanic environment and the propagation of electromagnetic signals in the ELF, VLF, and optical bands. We assume the reader is familiar with the basic principles of classical electrodynamics and optics.The system design, components, and noise analysis of an underwater optical communications device are discussed in detail. Furthermore, we offer simulations of the performance of the communication system for different types of ocean waters. Our final conclusion is that it appears to be feasible to design and build underwater communications using optical classical and quantum channels secured with quantum key distribution protocols.
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Author: Ken Harris

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628619

Category: Reference

Page: 1016

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Jane's World Railways covers the railway systems in nearly 140 countries and states worldwide. System details include: key personnel, political background, organisations, financial status, current operations, planned developments, and traction and rolling-stock data. There is also an extensive range of detailed maps and images, all regularly updated. Contact details are given for 2,000 manufacturers, suppliers and service companies, including descriptions of their services and equipment. Key contents include: organisational structures; traffic and revenue statistics; rollingstock fleet data; principal infrastructure details of networks; manufacturers of locomotives and passenger vehicles; diesel engines, transmission and fuelling systems; electric traction equipment; passenger coach equipment; freight vehicles and equipment; brakes and draw gear; bogies and suspension, wheels, axles and bearings; simulation and training systems; signalling and communication systems; passenger information systems; revenue collection systems and station equipment; electrification contractors and equipment suppliers; cables and cable equipment; permanent way components, equipment and services; freight yard and terminal equipment; vehicle maintenance equipment and services; turnkey systems contractors; information technology systems; rolling-stock leasing companies; consultancy services; railway associations and agencies.
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Author: Michael Ainslie

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540876625

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 707

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Sonar performance modelling (SPM) is concerned with the prediction of quantitative measures of sonar performance, such as probability of detection. It is a multi-disciplinary subject, requiring knowledge and expertise in the disparate fields of underwater acoustics, acoustical oceanography, sonar signal processing and statistical detection theory. No books have been published on this subject, however, since the 3rd edition of Urick’s classic work 25 years ago and so Dr Ainslie’s book will fill a much-needed gap in the market. Currently, up-to-date information can only be found, in different forms and often with conflicting information, in various journals, conference and textbook publications. Dr Michael Ainslie is eminently qualified to write this unique book. He has worked on sonar performance modeling problems since 1983. He has written many peer reviewed research articles and conference papers related to sonar performance modeling, making contributions in the fields of sound propagation and detection theory.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833046888

Category: History

Page: 189

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Which military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, alternatives, and cost? To answer this question, the authors assess risks associated with using UUVsfor advocated missions, identify non-UUV alternatives that may be more appropriate for such missions, and analyze potential costs associated with UUV development and use. They conclude that seven missions: mine countermeasures, deployment of leave-behindsurveillance sensors or sensor arrays, near-land and harbor monitoring, oceanography, monitoring undersea infrastructure, anti-submarine warfare tracking, and inspection/identification - appear most promising. Among other recommendations, the authors suggest that the U.S. Navy consolidate its unmanned system master plans and establish relevant priorities in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Increased emphasis on the use of surface platforms rather than submarines as host platformsis recommended.
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Author: Anthony Watts

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710627698

Category: History

Page: 731

View: 9334

Providing in-depth coverage of underwater weapons, equipment and related systems currently in service or offered on the market. Details on system components, specifications and manufactures. In addition to the latest strategic intelligence on force developments and equipment analysis you'll find a new section on Research and Development organisations worldwide, allowing you to track underwater research.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833046888

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 7953

Which military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, alternatives, and cost? To answer this question, the authors assess risks associated with using UUVsfor advocated missions, identify non-UUV alternatives that may be more appropriate for such missions, and analyze potential costs associated with UUV development and use. They conclude that seven missions: mine countermeasures, deployment of leave-behindsurveillance sensors or sensor arrays, near-land and harbor monitoring, oceanography, monitoring undersea infrastructure, anti-submarine warfare tracking, and inspection/identification - appear most promising. Among other recommendations, the authors suggest that the U.S. Navy consolidate its unmanned system master plans and establish relevant priorities in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Increased emphasis on the use of surface platforms rather than submarines as host platformsis recommended.
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Author: Desmond Ball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925022261

Category: Boundary disputes

Page: N.A

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Author: Kathleen H. Hicks,Andrew Metrick,Lisa Sawyer Samp,Kathleen Weinberger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144225968X

Category: Political Science

Page: 58

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In this report, the CSIS International Security Program analyzes Russian undersea intentions and capabilities in the near to mid-term and the ability of NATO and partner nations to respond effectively. The assessment identifies gaps in current Western organizations, capabilities, and posture and offers recommendations as to how NATO and partner nations can meet the Russian challenge in the undersea domain.
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Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Sam Daws

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192524658

Category: Political Science

Page: 816

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This Handbook provides in one volume an authoritative and independent treatment of the UN's seventy-year history, written by an international cast of more than 50 distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. It provides a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges and opportunities now facing the organization. It assesses the implications for the UN of rapid changes in the world - from technological innovation to shifting foreign policy priorities - and the UN's future place in a changing multilateral landscape. Citations and additional readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This key reference also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Author: Anthony John Watts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007183275

Category: Warships

Page: 384

View: 1965

A guide for naval and military enthusiasts to the world's warships. This book helps study warship types from around the globe, with composite diagrams at the front, technical data, and illustrations to help with horizon or sun backed views.
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Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles

Author: National Defense University (U S ),Institute for National Strategic Studies,Phillip C. Saunders,Christopher D. Yung,Michael Swaine,Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160897634

Category:

Page: 339

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Tells the story of the growing Chinese Navy - The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - and its expanding capabilities, evolving roles and military implications for the USA. Divided into four thematic sections, this special collection of essays surveys and analyzes the most important aspects of China's navel modernization.
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Author: Susan Hallam,Ian Cross,Michael Thaut

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191034452

Category: Psychology

Page: 960

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The 2nd edition of the Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology updates the original landmark text and provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in this fast growing area of research. Covering both experimental and theoretical perspectives, each of the 11 sections is edited by an internationally recognised authority in the area. The first ten parts present chapters that focus on specific areas of music psychology: the origins and functions of music; music perception, responses to music; music and the brain; musical development; learning musical skills; musical performance; composition and improvisation; the role of music in everyday life; and music therapy. In each part authors critically review the literature, highlight current issues and explore possibilities for the future. The final part examines how, in recent years, the study of music psychology has broadened to include a range of other disciplines. It considers the way that research has developed in relation to technological advances, and points the direction for further development in the field. With contributions from internationally recognised experts across 55 chapters, it is an essential resource for students and researchers in psychology and musicology.
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Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425269361

Category: Fiction

Page: 518

View: 7952

Both the Americans and the Soviets commence an intense naval search when a trusted and skilled Soviet naval officer defects—using the USSR's most valuable nuclear submarine as his escape vehicle. Reissue. A best-selling novel. 50,000 first printing.
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