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Items in Military or Naval Science that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Long-term outcomes of military service : the health and well-being of aging veterans / edited by Avron Spiro III, Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Carolyn M. Aldwin
    U22.3

  • Buckling and ultimate strength of ship and ship-like floating structures / Tetsuya Yao, Masahiko Fujikubo
    VM162

    Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Ship and Ship-like Floating Structures provides an integrated state-of-the-art evaluation of ship structure mechanics including buckling, plastic failure, ultimate strength, and ultimate bending moments. For the design of any industrial product, it is necessary to understand the fundamentals in the failure behavior of structures under extreme loads. Significant developments have been made in understanding the analysis method of plastic collapse and behavior and strength of structures accompanied by buckling.

    Written by two of the foremost experts in international ship design and ocean engineering, this book introduces fundamental theories and methods as well as new content on the behavior of buckling/plastic collapse that help explain analysis like the initial imperfections produced by welding and the ultimate strength of plates, double bottom structures of bulk carriers, and ship and FPSO hull girders in longitudinal bending.

    Rounding out with additional coverage on floating structures such as oil and gas platforms and LNG/FLNG structural characteristics, Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Ship and Ship-like Floating Structures is a must-have resource for naval architects and other marine engineering professionals seeking to gain an in-depth understanding of the technological developments in this area.

    Explains how the initial imperfections produced by welding, residual stress, and initial deflection in panels influence the collapse behavior and the compressive ultimate strength of rectangular plates Evaluates the ultimate strength of plate girders under bending and shearing as well as combined bend/shear loads Provides fundamental theories, simple formulas, and analytical methods such as Finite Element Method or Smith's Method to simulate and evaluate buckling/plastic collapse behavior and strength of plates under various conditions Authored by two of the foremost experts in international ship design and ocean engineering Includes additional coverage on floating structures such as oil and gas platforms

  • Weapons of choice : the development of precision guided munitions / Paul G. Gillespie
    UF 510 G555 2006eb

  • Spies in uniform : British military and naval intelligence on the eve of the first World War / Matthew S. Seligmann
    UB 251 G7 S455 2006eb

  • Doom Towns : The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing : A Graphic History / Andrew G. Kirk
    U 264 K59 2017
    The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, big science, and complex global politics. Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing explains critical technological developments and the policies that drove weapons innovation within the context of thespecific environments and communities where testing actually took place. The book emphasizes the people who participated, protested, or were affected by atomic testing and explains the decision-making process that resulted in these people and places becoming the only locations and groups to actuallyexperience nuclear warfare during the Cold War. The graphic history presents various viewpoints directly linked to primary sources that reveal the complexity and uncertainty of this history to readers, while also providing evidence and access to archives to help them explore this controversial topic further and to reach their own informedconclusions about this history.

  • Strategic Challenges in the Baltic Sea Region : Russia, Deterrence, and Reassurance / Ann-Sofie Dahl, editor
    UA 646.53 S77 2018eb

  • Cashing In on Cyberpower : How Interdependent Actors Seek Economic Outcomes in a Digital World / Mark T. Peters II
    U 167.5 C92 P47 2018eb
    As the world has become increasingly digitally interconnected, military leaders and other actors are ditching symmetric power strategies in favor of cyberstrategies. Cyberpower enables actors to change actual economic outcomes without the massive resource investment required for military force deployments.

    Cashing In on Cyberpower addresses the question, Why and to what end are state and nonstate actors using cybertools to influence economic outcomes? The most devastating uses of cyberpower can include intellectual property theft, espionage to uncover carefully planned trade strategies, and outright market manipulation through resource and currency values.

    Offering eight hypotheses to address this central question, Mark T. Peters II considers every major cyberattack (almost two hundred) over the past ten years, providing both a quick reference and a comparative analysis. He also develops new case studies depicting the 2010 intellectual property theft of a gold-detector design from the Australian Codan corporation, the 2012 trade negotiation espionage in the Japanese Trans-Pacific Partnership preparations, and the 2015 cyberattacks on Ukrainian SCADA systems. All these hypotheses combine to identify new data and provide a concrete baseline of how leaders use cybermeans to achieve economic outcomes.

  • NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World / Joe Burton
    UA 646.3 B765 2018eb

  • After Combat : True War Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan / Marian Eide and Michael Gibler
    U 52 E37 2018eb
    Approximately 2.5 million men and women have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of the U.S. War on Terror. Marian Eide and Michael Gibler have collected and compiled personal combat accounts from some of these war veterans. In modern warfare no deployment meets the expectations laid down by stories of Appomattox, Ypres, Iwo Jima, or Tet. Stuck behind a desk or the wheel of a truck, many of today's veterans feel they haven't even been to war though they may have listened to mortars in the night or dodged improvised explosive devices during the day. When a drone is needed to verify a target's death or bullets are sprayed like grass seed, military offensives can lack the immediacy that comes with direct contact.

    After Combat bridges the gap between sensationalized media and reality by telling war's unvarnished stories. Participating soldiers, sailors, marines, and air force personnel (retired, on leave, or at the beginning of military careers) describe combat in the ways they believe it should be understood. In this collection of interviews, veterans speak anonymously with pride about their own strengths and accomplishments, with gratitude for friendships and adventures, and also with shame, regret, and grief, while braving controversy, misunderstanding, and sanction.

    In the accounts of these veterans, Eide and Gibler seek to present what Vietnam veteran and writer Tim O'Brien calls a "true war story"--one without obvious purpose or moral imputation and independent of civilian logic, propaganda goals, and even peacetime convention.


  • The American Lab : An Insider’s History of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory / C.B. Tarter
    U 394 L58 T37 2018eb

    Nobel laureate Ernest O. Lawrence and renowned physicist Edward Teller founded the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1952. A new ideas incubator, the Lab was at the heart of nuclear testing and the development of supercomputers, lasers, and other major technological innovations of the second half of the twentieth century. Many of its leaders became prominent figures in the technical and defense establishments, and by the end of the 1960s, Livermore was the peer of Los Alamos National Lab, a relationship that continues today.

    In The American Lab , former Livermore director C. Bruce Tarter offers unparalleled access to the inner workings of the Lab. Touching on Cold War nuclear science and the technological shift that occurred after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he traces the Lab's evolution from its founding under University of California management through its transfer to private oversight. Along the way, he highlights important episodes in that journey, from the invention of Polaris, the first submarine-launched ballistic missile, to the Lab's controversial role in the Star Wars program. He also describes Livermore's significant responsibilities in stockpile stewardship, the program that ensures the safety and reliability of the US nuclear arsenal.

    The book portrays the lab's extensive work on thermonuclear fusion, a potential source of unlimited energy; describes the development of the world's largest laser fusion installation, the National Ignition Facility; and examines a number of smaller projects, such as the Lab's participation in founding the Human Genome Project. Finally, it traces the relationship of the Lab to its federal sponsor, the Department of Energy, as it evolved from partnership to compliance with orders, a shift that affected all of the national laboratories. Drawing on oral histories, internal laboratory documents, and the author's personal experiences from more than fifty years as a Lab employee, The American Lab is an illuminating history of the Lab and its revolutionary work.


  • Strategy, Evolution, and War : From Apes to Artificial Intelligence / Kenneth Payne
    U 162 P39 2018eb

  • Allies That Count : Junior Partners in Coalition Warfare / Olivier Schmitt
    U 260 S36 2018eb

  • The Marines, Counterinsurgency, and Strategic Culture : Lessons Learned and Lost in America's Wars / Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.)
    U 241 J635 2018eb

  • Bloody Sixteen : The USS Oriskany and Air Wing 16 during the Vietnam War / Peter Fey
    VA 65 O72 F493 2018eb
    Strategy and reality collide in Peter Fey's gripping history of aircraft carrier USS Oriskany 's three deployments to Vietnam with Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16). Its tours coincided with the most dangerous phases of Operation Rolling Thunder, the ill-fated bombing campaign against North Vietnam, and accounted for a quarter of all the naval aircraft lost during Rolling Thunder--the highest loss rate of any carrier air wing during Vietnam.

    The Johnson administration's policy of gradually applied force meant that Oriskany arrived on station just as previous restrictions were lifted and bombing raids increased. As a result CVW-16 pilots paid a heavy price as they ventured into areas previously designated "off limits" by Washington DC. Named after one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War, the Oriskany lived up to its name. After two years of suffering heavy losses, the ship caught fire--a devastating blow given the limited number of carriers deployed. With only three months allotted for repairs, Oriskany deployed a third and final time and ultimately lost more than half of its aircraft and more than a third of its pilots. The valor and battle accomplishments displayed by Oriskany 's aviators are legendary, but the story of their service has been lost in the disastrous fray of the war itself. Fey portrays the Oriskany and its heroes in an indelible memorial to the fallen of CVW-16 in hopes that the lessons learned from such strategic disasters are not forgotten in today's sphere of war-bent politics.

  • The Problem with Pilots : How Physicians, Engineers, and Airpower Enthusiasts Redefined Flight / Timothy P. Schultz
    UG 625 S35 2018eb

    As aircraft flew higher, faster, and farther in the early days of flight, pilots were exposed as vulnerable, inefficient, and dangerous. They asphyxiated or got the bends at high altitudes; they fainted during high-G maneuvers; they spiraled to the ground after encountering clouds or fog. Their capacity to commit fatal errors seemed boundless. The Problem with Pilots tells the story of how, in the years between the world wars, physicians and engineers sought new ways to address these difficulties and bridge the widening gap between human and machine performance.

    A former Air Force pilot, Timothy P. Schultz delves into archival sources to understand the evolution of the pilot-aircraft relationship. As aviation technology evolved and enthusiasts looked for ways to advance its military uses, pilots ceded hands-on control to sophisticated instrument-based control. By the early 1940s, pilots were sometimes evicted from aircraft in order to expand the potential of airpower--a phenomenon much more common in today's era of high-tech (and often unmanned) aircraft.

    Connecting historical developments to modern flight, this study provides an original view of how scientists and engineers brought together technological, medical, and human elements to transform the pilot's role. The Problem with Pilots does away with the illusion of pilot supremacy and yields new insights into our ever-changing relationship with intelligent machines.


  • Long Journeys Home : American Veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam / Michael D. Gambone
    UB 357 G36 2017eb

  • The End of Grand Strategy : US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century / Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski
    VA 50 R45 2017eb

    In The End of Grand Strateg y, Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski challenge the common view of grand strategy as unitary. They eschew prescription of any one specific approach, chosen from a spectrum that stretches from global primacy to restraint and isolationism, in favor of describing what America's military actually does, day to day. They argue that a series of fundamental recent changes in the global system, the inevitable jostling of bureaucratic politics, and the practical limitations of field operations combine to ensure that each presidential administration inevitably resorts to a variety of strategies.

    Proponents of different American grand strategies have historically focused on the pivotal role of the Navy. In response, Reich and Dombrowski examine six major maritime operations, each of which reflects one major strategy. One size does not fit all, say the authors--the attempt to impose a single overarching blueprint is no longer feasible. Reich and Dombrowski declare that grand strategy, as we know it, is dead. The End of Grand Strategy is essential reading for policymakers, military strategists, and analysts and critics at advocacy groups and think tanks.


  • Brutality in an Age of Human Rights : Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire / Brian Drohan
    U 241 D76 2017eb

    In Brutality in an Age of Human Rights , Brian Drohan demonstrates that British officials' choices concerning counterinsurgency methods have long been deeply influenced or even redirected by the work of human rights activists. To reveal how that influence was manifested by military policies and practices, Drohan examines three British counterinsurgency campaigns--Cyprus (1955-1959), Aden (1963-1967), and the peak of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland (1969-1976). This book is enriched by Drohan's use of a newly available collection of 1.2 million colonial-era files, International Committee of the Red Cross files, the extensive Troubles collection at Linen Hall Library in Belfast, and many other sources.


    Drohan argues that when faced with human rights activism, British officials sought to evade, discredit, and deflect public criticism of their actions to avoid drawing attention to brutal counterinsurgency practices such as the use of torture during interrogation. Some of the topics discussed in the book, such as the use of violence against civilians, the desire to uphold human rights values while simultaneously employing brutal methods, and the dynamic of wars waged in the glare of the media, are of critical interest to scholars, lawyers, and government officials dealing with the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and those to come in the future.


  • British Forts and Their Communities : Archaeological and Historical Perspectives / edited by Christopher R. DeCorse and Zachary J.M. Beier
    UG 429 G7 B75 2018eb

    While the military features of historic forts usually receive the most attention from researchers, this volume focuses instead on the people who met and interacted in these sites. Contributors to British Forts and Their Communities look beyond the defensive architecture, physical landscapes, and armed conflicts to explore the complex social diversity that arose in the outposts of the British Empire.

    The forts investigated here operated at the empire's peak in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, protecting British colonial settlements and trading enclaves scattered across the globe. Locations in this volume include New York State, Michigan, the St. Lawrence River, and Vancouver, as well as sites in the Caribbean and in Africa. Using archaeological and archival evidence, these case studies show how forts brought together people of many different origins, ethnicities, identities, and social roles, from European soldiers to indigenous traders to African slaves.

    Characterized by shifting networks of people, commodities, and ideas, these fort populations were microcosms of the emerging modern world. This volume reveals how important it is to move past the conventional emphasis on the armed might of the colonizer in order to better understand the messy, entangled nature of British colonialism and the new era it helped usher in.

    Contributors: Zachary J.M. Beier | Flordeliz T. Bugarin | Robert Cromwell | Christopher R. DeCorse | Liza Gijanto | Guido Pezzarossi | Douglas Pippin | Amy Roache-Fedchenko | Gerald F. Schroedl | David R. Starbuck | Douglas C. Wilson

  • Wired for war : the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century / P.W. Singer
    UG 450 S45 2009
    A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself

    P. W. Singer's previous two books foretold the rise of private military contractors and the advent of child soldiers? predictions that proved all too accurate. Now, he explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb'the advent of robotic warfare.

    We are just beginning to see a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make the stuff of I,Robot and the Terminator all too real. More than seven- thousand robotic systems are now in Iraq. Pilots in Nevada are remotely killing terrorists in Afghanistan. Scientists are debating just how smart'and how lethal'to make their current robotic prototypes. And many of the most renowned science fiction authors are secretly consulting for the Pentagon on the next generation.

    Blending historic evidence with interviews from the field, Singer vividly shows that as these technologies multiply, they will have profound effects on the front lines as well as on the politics back home. Moving humans off the battlefield makes wars easier to start, but more complex to fight. Replacing men with machines may save some lives, but will lower the morale and psychological barriers to killing. The ?warrior ethos,? which has long defined soldiers? identity, will erode, as will the laws of war that have governed military conflict for generations.

    Paradoxically, these new technologies will also bring war to our doorstep. As other nations and even terrorist organizations start to build or buy their own robotic weapons, the robot revolution could undermine America's military preeminence. While his analysis is unnerving, there's an irresistible gee-whiz quality to the innovations Singer uncovers. Wired for War travels from Iraq to see these robots in combat to the latter-day ?skunk works? in America's suburbia, where tomorrow's technologies of war are quietly being designed. In Singer's hands, the future of war is as fascinating as it is frightening.

  • Chemical and Biological Weapons and Terrorism
    UG 447.8 T836 2017

  • Cognitive Work Analysis: Coping with Complexity / Daniel P. Jenkins
    UB 212 J465 2017

  • Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness : Dealing with a Changing World / Peter Berggren
    UB 212 B474 2017

  • Marine emergencies : for masters and mates / D.J. House
    VK 200 H68 2014

    An influential guide to maritime emergencies and the current strategies that can be employed to cope with the immediate after effects and ramifications of disaster at sea. Many mariners will at some point in their maritime careers become involved in one sort of emergency or another, while in port or at sea, whether it is a fire on board, a collision with another vessel or an engine failure threatening a lee shore. Actions to take in such incidents can be the difference between survival and catastrophic loss.

    This text provides a direct insight into some of the latest incidents and includes:

    case studies from emergencies worldwide checklists and suggestions for emergency situations. everything from fire and collision right through to the legal implications of salvage.

    David House has now written and published eighteen marine titles, many of which are in multiple editions. After commencing his seagoing career in 1962, he was initially engaged on general cargo vessels. He later experienced worldwide trade with passenger, container, Ro-Ro, reefer ships and bulk cargoes. He left the sea in 1978 with a Master Mariner's qualification and commenced teaching at the Fleetwood Nautical College. He retired in 2012 after thirty three years of teaching in nautical education. He continues to write and research maritime aspects for future works.


  • Digitising Command and Control : A Human Factors and Ergonomics Analysis of Mission Planning and Battlespace Management / Neville A. Stanton
    UG 485 S736 2017

  • Theory, design, and applications of unmanned aerial vehicles / A. R. Jha, Ph.D
    UG 1242 D7J43 2017

    This book provides a complete overview of the theory, design, and applications of unmanned aerial vehicles. It covers the basics, including definitions, attributes, manned vs. unmanned, design considerations, life cycle costs, architecture, components, air vehicle, payload, communications, data link, and ground control stations. Chapters cover types and civilian roles, sensors and characteristics, alternative power, communications and data links, conceptual design, human machine interface, sense and avoid systems, civil airspace issues and integration efforts, navigation, autonomous control, swarming, and future capabilities.


  • Fundamental issues in defense training and simulation / edited by Christopher Best. [et al.]
    U 405 F86 2013

  • Program management in defense and high tech environments / harles Christopher McCarthy
    UB 146 M33 2016

    Program management in a technical environment is as much art as it is science. Effective program managers are able to combine management and leadership skills for the good of the program and the people entrusted to them. This book illuminates the entire life cycle of the program--from the customer's original concept to successful completion. It includes many helpful ideas and insights into why programs and program managers can fail. Much more importantly, it provides insights about how program managers can succeed.

    Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments is organized as a chronological "tale" of a program life cycle, with "side trips" that cover the important concepts of leadership, claims and claims avoidance, earned value measurement (EVM), communication basics, negotiations, and coaching. The book begins with an overview of program management, discussing the role of program managers, their required skills and experience, and the types of programs and contracts.

    The remainder of the book provides more detail on the program manager's role and the environment in which he or she works. Understanding that academic explanations of program management activities can be dry, the author uses true-to-life stories to present the nuts and bolts of the work. These stories illustrate the science of program management and the art that is necessary for success.

    The book discusses many of the common program pitfalls. It explains how to detect and avoid scope creep--the unintended expansion of program scope. It details both internal and external scope creep and stresses the importance of constant vigilance to prevent cost overruns and schedule delays.

    Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments is a comprehensive guide for early- and mid-career program managers to understand what they need to do to be successful. It is also a valuable resource for later-career program managers who want to learn through other program managers' successes and failures.


  • Advances in missile guidance, control, and estimation / [edited by] S.N. Balakrishnan, A. Tsourdos, and B.A. White
    UG 1310 A38 2013

    Stringent demands on modern guided weapon systems require new approaches to guidance, control, and estimation. There are requirements for pinpoint accuracy, low cost per round, easy upgrade paths, enhanced performance in counter-measure environments, and the ability to track low-observable targets. Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation brings together in one volume the latest developments in the three major missile-control components--guidance, control, and estimation--as well as advice on implementation. It also shows how these elements contribute to the overall missile design process.

    Shares Insights from Well-Known Researchers and Engineers from Israel, Korea, France, Canada, the UK, and the US

    The book features contributions by renowned experts from government, the defense industry, and academia from the United States, Israel, Korea, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. It starts from the ground up, developing equations of missile motion. It reviews the kinematics of the engagement and the dynamics of the target and missile before delving into autopilot design, guidance, estimation, and practical implementation issues.

    Covers Nonlinear Control Techniques as Well as Implementation Issues

    The book discusses the design of autopilots using new nonlinear theories and analyzes the performance over a flight envelope of Mach number and altitude. It also contains a chapter on the recent integrated-guidance-and-control approach, which exploits the synergy between the autopilot and guidance system design. The book then outlines techniques applied to the missile guidance problem, including classical guidance, sliding mode-based, and differential game-based techniques. A chapter on the use of differential games integrates the guidance law with the estimation of the target maneuver. A chapter on particle filter describes the latest development in filtering algorithms. The final chapters--written by engineers working in the defense industry in the US, Israel, and Canada--consider the design and implementation issues of a command-to-line-of-sight guidance system and autopilots.

    An Invaluable Resource on the State of the Art of Missile Guidance

    A guide to advanced topics in missile guidance, control, and estimation, this invaluable book combines state-of-the-art theoretical developments presented in a tutorial form and unique practical insights. It looks at how tracking, guidance, and autopilot algorithms integrate into a missile system and guides control system designers through the challenges of the design process.


  • Human factors for naval marine vehicle design and operation / Jonathan M. Ross
    VM 156 R67 2009
    There is a driving need for naval professionals to focus on human factors issues. The number of maritime accidents is increasing and the chief cause is human error, both by the designer and the operator. Decreasing crew size, lack of experienced operators, operations in higher sea states and fatigue worsen the situation. Automation can be a partial solution, but flawed automated systems actually contribute to accidents at sea. Up to now, there has been no overarching resource available to naval marine vehicle designers and human factors professionals which bridges the gap between the human and the machine in this context. Designers understand the marine vehicle; human factors professionals understand how a particular environment affects people. Yet neither has a practical understanding of the other's field, and thus communicating requirements and solutions is difficult. This book integrates knowledge from numerous sources as well as the advice of a panel of eight recognized experts in the fields of related research, development and operation. The result is a reference that bridges the communications gap, and stands to help enhance the design and operation of all naval marine vehicles.

  • Ship Collision Analysis : Proceedings of the international symposium on advances in ship collision analysis, Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-13 May 1998
    VK 371 G588 2017

  • Maritime technology and engineering : proceedings of MARTECH 2014, 2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-17 October 2014 / editors, C. Guedes Soares, Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, T.A. Santos, Ordem dos Engenheiros, Portugal
    VM 600 I58 2014

    Maritime Technology and Engineering includes the papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-17 October 2014). The contributions reflect the internationalization of the maritime sector, and cover a wide range of topics: Ports; Maritime transportation; Inland navigation; Maritime economy; Ship traffic; Maritime accidents; Ship design; Design optimization; Computer aided ship design; Shipyard technology; Longitudinal strength; Structural energy absorption; Stiffened panels; Strength of welded plates; Ship structural components; Composite structures; Structural reliability & risk; Ship propulsion; Efficient propulsion and control; Ship propulsion and environment; Environmental impact; Energy efficiency; Ship resistance; Ship maneuvring; Shallow water hydrodynamics; Computational fluid dynamics; Ship seakeeping; Seakeeping & slamming; Ship dynamics & hydrodynamics; Offshore platform dynamics; Offshore platform design; Renewable energy; Oscilating water columns converters; Wave statistics; Wave modelling; Wind & wave modelling; and two keynote papers.

    Maritime Technology and Engineering will be much of interest to academics and professionals involved in maritime engineering.


  • Conflict and cooperation in cyberspace : the challenge to national security / edited by Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos, Adam B. Lowther
    U 163 C625 2014

    Conflict and Cooperation in Cyberspace: The Challenge to National Security brings together some of the world's most distinguished military leaders, scholars, cyber operators, and policymakers in a discussion of current and future challenges that cyberspace poses to the United States and the world. Maintaining a focus on policy-relevant solutions, it offers a well-reasoned study of how to prepare for war, while attempting to keep the peace in the cyberspace domain.

    The discussion begins with thoughtful contributions concerning the attributes and importance of cyberspace to the American way of life and global prosperity. Examining the truths and myths behind recent headline-grabbing malicious cyber activity, the book spells out the challenges involved with establishing a robust system of monitoring, controls, and sanctions to ensure cooperation amongst all stakeholders. The desire is to create a domain that functions as a trusted and resilient environment that fosters cooperation, collaboration, and commerce. Additionally, the book:

    Delves into the intricacies and considerations cyber strategists must contemplate before engaging in cyber war Offers a framework for determining the best ways to engage other nations in promoting global norms of behavior Illustrates technologies that can enable cyber arms control agreements Dispels myths surrounding Stuxnet and industrial control systems

    General Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, begins by explaining why the policymakers, particularly those working on cyber issues, must come to understand the policy implications of a dynamic domain. Expert contributors from the Air Force Research Institute, MIT, the Rand Corporation, Naval Postgraduate School, NSA, USAF, USMC, and others examine the challenges involved with ensuring improved cyber security.

    Outlining the larger ethical, legal, and policy challenges facing government, the private sector, civil society, and individual users, the book offers plausible solutions on how to create an environment where there is confidence in the ability to assure national security, conduct military operations, and ensure a vibrant and stable global economy.


  • Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation : maritime transport & shipping / editors, Adam Weintrit & Tomasz Neumann
    VK 555 M37 2013
    The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of Transport and Shipping and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

  • Towards green marine technology and transport : proceedings of the 16th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2015), Pula, Croatia, 21-24 September 2015 / editors, C. Guedes Soares, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; R. Dejhalla & D. Pavletic, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia
    VM 605 I58 2015

    Towards Green Marine Technology and Transportcovers recent developments in marine technology and transport. The book brings together a selection of papers reflecting fundamental areas of recent research and development in the fields of ship hydrodynamics, marine structures, ship design, shipyard technology, ship machinery, maritime transportation, and safety and reliability. Issues such as the environment, renewable energy, wave and wind modeling, coastal engineering, fisheries and legal maritime aspects are also addressed.

    Towards Green Marine Technology and Transportis intended for academics and professionals involved in the development of marine technology and transport.


  • Maritime technology and engineering 3 / editors, C. Guedes Soares, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; T.A. Santos Ordem dos Engenheiros, Portugal
    VM 5 M37 2016

    Maritime Technology and Engineering 3 is a collection of papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, 4-6 July 2016). The MARTECH Conferences series evolved from biannual national conferences in Portugal, thus reflecting the internationalization of the maritime sector.

    The keynote lectures and the papers, making up nearly 150 contributions, came from an international group of authors focused on different subjects in a variety of fields: Maritime Transportation, Energy Efficiency, Ships in Ports, Ship Hydrodynamics, Ship Structures, Ship Design, Ship Machinery, Shipyard Technology, afety & Reliability, Fisheries, Oil & Gas, Marine Environment, Renewable Energy and Coastal Structures.

    Maritime Technology and Engineering 3 will appeal to academics, engineers and professionals interested or involved in these fields.


  • Marine navigation : proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2017), June 21-23, 2017, Gdynia, Poland / editor, Adam Weintrit, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
    VK 555 M37 2017

  • Distributed Situation Awareness : Theory, Measurement and Application to Teamwork / Paul M. Salmon
    UB 212 S256 2017

  • Indoor wayfinding and navigation / Hassan A. Karimi
    VK 555 I53 2015

    Outdoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services have become indispensable in people's mobility in unfamiliar environments. Advances in key technologies (e.g., positioning and mobile devices), has spurred interest in research and development of indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services in recent years. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation provides both breadth and depth of knowledge in designing and building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It covers the types of sensors both feasible and practical for localization of users inside buildings.

    The book discusses current approaches, techniques, and technologies for addressing issues in indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It includes coverage of the cognitive, positioning, mapping, and application perspectives, an unusual but useful combination of information. This mix of different perspectives helps you better understand the issues and challenges of building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services, how they are different from those used outdoors, and how they can be used efficiently and effectively in challenging applications.

    Written by well-known specialists in the field, the book addresses all aspects of indoor wayfinding and navigation. It includes the latest research developments on the topic, succinctly covers the fundamentals, and details the issues and challenges in building new systems and services. With this information, you can design indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services for a variety of uses and users.


  • Science of diving : concepts and applications / Bruce Wienke, Applied and Computational Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M. 87545
    VM 981 W54 2015

    While the effects of pressure change are readily quantified in physics, chemistry, and engineering applications, the physiology, medicine, and biology of pressure changes in living systems are much more complicated. This complex science translated to technical diving is discussed in a five-part series, with each topic self-contained and strategically developed in relationship to diving, spanning many disciplines and focusing on a number of technical areas. A suite of application exercises is provided at strategic points in the text. Additional material focusing on diving data, statistical correlations, underwater tests, and risk is included.


  • RFID and auto-ID in planning and logistics : a practical guide for military UID applications / Erick C. Jones, Christopher A. Chung
    U 168 J65 2011

    As RFID technology is becoming increasingly popular, the need has arisen to address the challenges and approaches to successful implementation. RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications presents the concepts for students, military personnel and contractors, and corporate managers to learn about RFID and other automatic information capture technologies, and their integration into planning and logistics functions. The text includes comparisons of RFID with technologies such as bar codes, satellite tags, and global positioning systems and provides a decision model for choosing the appropriate technology for a given application.

    By providing the histories, current use, and future applications of RFID and automatic identification technologies (AIT), the book discusses supply chain planning and logistics uses for these technologies. It addresses the fundamental relationships in RFID, including how antennae, integrated circuitry, and substrate work together. The text provides detailed information for troubleshooting design issues and an understanding of passive, semi-passive, and active tags, so an informed choice of technology type can be made. It describes the unique identification (UID) standards necessary for military contractors and how to use RFID and AIT to meet those requirements.

    This book is unique in the depth of material presented, making it appropriate for engineers, students, and operational personnel as a resource for foundational concepts for integrating logistics and RFID. A comprehensive reference, this volume can is an academic text, a practitioner's handbook, and a military contractor's UID guide for using RFID and AIT technologies.


  • Shipboard electrical power systems / Mukund R. Patel
    VM 471 P38 2012

    Shipboard Electrical Power Systems addresses new developments in this growing field. Focused on the trend toward electrification to power commercial shipping, naval, and passenger vessels, this book helps new or experienced engineers master cutting-edge methods for power system design, control, protection, and economic use of power.

    Provides Basic Transferable Skills for Managing Electrical Power on Ships or on Land

    This groundbreaking book is the first volume of its kind to illustrate optimization of all aspects of shipboard electrical power systems. Applying author Mukund Patel's rare combination of industrial and educational work experiences and insight, it offers solutions to meet the increasing demand for large, fast, efficient, and reconfigurable ships to compete in international markets.

    For 30 years, Professor Patel was an engineer for companies including General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Westinghouse Electric, and in the past 15 years he has been an engineering professor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. That varied experience helped him zero in on the specialized multidimensional knowledge an engineer requires--and that is what sets his book apart.

    Compiles Critical, Hard-to-Find Information on Power System Design, Analysis, and Operation

    The global shortage of power engineers is not deterring countries from heavily investing in construction of new power plants and grids. Consequent growth in university electrical power programs is satisfying the demand for engineers, but novice graduates require accelerated understanding and practical experience before entering the thriving maritime segment.

    Ideal for readers with limited electrical experience, wide-ranging coverage includes power system basics, power generation, electrical machines, power distribution, batteries, and marine industry standards. This book is an invaluable tool for engineers working on ships, as well as in ports, industrial power plants, refineries, and other similar environments.


  • Air and missile defense systems engineering / Warren J. Boord and John B. Hoffman
    UG 740 B66 2016

    Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineeringfills a need for those seeking insight into the design procedures of the air and missile defense system engineering process. Specifically aimed at policy planners, engineers, researchers, and consultants, it presents a balanced approach to negating a target in both natural and electronic attack environments, and applies physics-based system engineering to designing and developing a balanced air and missile defense system. The book provides an in-depth description of the missile defense design development process as well as the underlying technical foundation of air and missile defense systems engineering.

    Utilizing the authors' many years of combined engineering experience, this book considers new air missile defense system technologies and innovative architectures that can be used to meet performance requirements while also minimizing design, development, and operational costs over the lifecycle of a combat system. It also includes the latest systems design techniques that can be applied to new and existing systems, and introduces systems engineering principles that can be discussed and readily applied to other missile defense system scenarios.

    Additionally, this book:

    Focuses on shipborne missile defense systems that provide their own ship defense against missiles and protection of other nearby ships Emphasizes the analysis and trade space associated with producing a balanced air and missile defense system (AMDS) Addresses the importance of architectures and technologies Traces requirements development through system performance tradeoffs Includes results of radar and missile performance tradeoffs in a realistic environment

    Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineering provides an understanding of the physics of missile defense systems and the key performance parameters that drive the capabilities of these systems. This book serves as a valuable resource for missile defense engineers and other practicing professionals, as well as a teaching reference for graduate-level courses.


  • Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation : STCW, Maritime Education and Training (MET), human resources and crew manning, maritime policy, logistics and economic matters / editors, Adam Weintrit & Tomasz Neumann
    VK 555 M37 2013
    The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of Education and Training, Human Resources and Crew Resource Management, Policy and Economics and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

  • Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation : advances in marine navigation / editor, Adam Weintrit
    VK 555 M37 2013
    The TransNav 2013Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others.This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of advances in Marine Navigation and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.

  • Modelling Command and Control : Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork / editors, Baber, Chris,
    UB 212 S736 2017

  • Safety of marine transport : marine navigation and safety of sea transportation / editors, Adam Weintrit & Tomasz Neumann, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
    VK 560 S24 2015

    Providing high-quality, scholarly research, addressing development, application and implications, in the field of maritime education, maritime safety management, maritime policy sciences, maritime industries, marine environment and energy technology. Contents include electronics, astronomy, mathematics, cartography, command and control, psychology, operational research, risk analysis, theoretical physics, operation in hostile environments, instrumentation, ergonomics, financial planning and law. Further, logistics, transport and mobility are addressed n this volume.
    The book provides a forum for transportation researchers, engineers, navigators, ergonomists, and policy-makers with an interest in maritime researches.
    Covering scientific, technological, political, economic, cultural and social aspects of maritime shipping, transportation and navigation, this booh publishes innovative, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on marine navigation subjects and is set to become the leading international scholarly publication specialising in discussion and debate on maritime subjects. The work is especially concerned to put maritime studies in a broad international and comparative context and is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share experience, expert knowledge and research results, on all aspects of navigation and sea transportation.


  • Information, communication and environment : marine navigation and safety of sea transportation / editors, Adam Weintrit & Tomasz Neumann, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland
    VK 560 I54 2015

    Providing high-quality, scholarly research, addressing development, application and implications, in the field of maritime education, maritime safety management, maritime policy sciences, maritime industries, marine environment and energy technology. Contents include electronics, astronomy, mathematics, cartography, command and control, psychology, operational research, risk analysis, theoretical physics, operation in hostile environments, instrumentation, ergonomics, financial planning and law. Further, logistics, transport and mobility are addressed n this volume.
    The book provides a forum for transportation researchers, engineers, navigators, ergonomists, and policy-makers with an interest in maritime researches.
    Covering scientific, technological, political, economic, cultural and social aspects of maritime shipping, transportation and navigation, this booh publishes innovative, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on marine navigation subjects and is set to become the leading international scholarly publication specialising in discussion and debate on maritime subjects. The work is especially concerned to put maritime studies in a broad international and comparative context and is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share experience, expert knowledge and research results, on all aspects of navigation and sea transportation.


  • Biometrics in support of military operations : lessons from the battlefield / William C. Buhrow
    UB 251 U6B84 2017

    Biometrics in Support of Military Operations: Lessons from the Battlefieldexamines and evaluates recent U.S. military experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan in the context of the use of biometrics and related technologies. The book takes a comprehensive look at how biometrics has been used to support various military operations and suggests ways that its uses can be further developed. It fills a void in understanding how to incorporate biometrics by providing a guide to develop and establish formal operational roles and procedures when applying the technology.

    Written in an informal style that makes it accessible to people who are not necessarily operators or technicians of biometrics technologies, this book bridges an existing gap to better educate leaders inside and outside of the U.S. military on the far-reaching potential of biometrics in support of tactical operations. It argues that the gap between those inside and outside the military is the result of failure to document lessons learned from battle experience, as well as a lack of a combined vision among the Joint Forces to fully recognize and exploit the capabilities of biometrics for enhanced future success. This book fills that gap.

    Biometrics has great potential as an effective tool if properly developed and utilized. The book concludes with a look at the future of emerging applications for the military but also considers a wider range of deployment of biometrics outside the military, such as in governmental organizations, including foreign diplomacy. Biometrics can be applied to any operational area that requires accurate and rapid identification of unknown individuals in order to support its operations and protect personnel and resources. Biometrics in Support of Military Operations is an important beginning point in an emerging field for gaining understanding and better mastery of biometrics.


  • Practical military ordnance identification / Tom Gersbeck, MFS, Chief Warrant Officer-2 (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps, EOD
    UF 520 G47 2014

    The threat variables associated with military ordnance are enormous, requiring the application of a structured process to identify unknown munitions. The focus of Practical Military Ordnance Identification is the application of a practical deductive process to identify unknown ordnance items that are commonly recovered outside military control.

    The author supplies a seven-step procedure to identify unknown munitions by their category, group, and type. Detailed logic trees help users narrow down the possibilities in order to accurately identify ordnance. The book covers the safety precautions associated with each category and group of ordnance. It describes many ordnance construction characteristics and explains the fundamentals of military ordnance fuzing. Appendices define terms and supply abbreviations and acronyms used to describe military ordnances.

    For any queries please contact the author at tgersbeck@2ig-llc.com.


  • Designing Soldier Systems : Current Issues in Human Factors / John Martin
    U 393.5 M378 2017

  • Design principles of ships and marine structures / S.C. Misra
    VM 156 M57 2016

    The Definitive Reference for Designers and Design Students

    A solid grasp of the fundamentals of materials, along with a thorough understanding of load and design techniques, provides the components needed to complete a marine platform design. Design Principles of Ships and Marine Structures details every facet of ship design and design integration, and highlights the design aspects that must be put together to create an integrated whole product. This book discusses naval architecture and marine engineering applications and principles relevant to the design of various systems, examines advanced numerical techniques that can be applied to maritime design procedure at the concept design stage, and offers a comprehensive approach to the subject of ship design.

    Covers the Entire Sphere of Marine Design

    The book begins with an introduction to marine design and the marine environment, describing many of the marine products that are used for transportation, defense and the exploitation of marine resources. It also discusses stability issues relevant to ship design, as well as hydrodynamic aspects of resistance, propulsion, sea keeping and maneuvering, and their effects on design. In addition to covering the various systems and sub-systems that go into making a complex product to be used in maritime environment, the author explains engineering economics and its application in ship design, and provides examples wherever necessary.

    Written by an author with more than 35 years of teaching experience, this book:

    Describes various design methodologies such as sequential design process with the application of concurrent engineering and set based design factors in the use of computer-aided design techniques Highlights the shape design methodology of ship forms and layout design principles Considers design aspects relative to safety and risk assessment Introduces the design for production aspects in marine product development Discusses design principles for sustainability Explains the principles of numerical optimization for decision-making

    Design Principles of Ships and Marine Structures focuses on ship design efficiency, safety, sustainability, production, and management, and appeals to students and design professionals in the field of shipping, shipbuilding and offshore engineering.


  • An introduction to sonar systems engineering / by Lawrence J. Ziomek
    VM 480 Z566 2017

  • Activities in navigation : marine navigation and safety of sea transportation / editor, Adam Weintrit, Gdynia Martime University, Gdynia, Poland
    VK 559 A28 2015

    Providing high-quality, scholarly research, addressing development, application and implications, in the field of maritime education, maritime safety management, maritime policy sciences, maritime industries, marine environment and energy technology. Contents include electronics, astronomy, mathematics, cartography, command and control, psychology, operational research, risk analysis, theoretical physics, operation in hostile environments, instrumentation, ergonomics, financial planning and law. Further, logistics, transport and mobility are addressed n this volume.
    The book provides a forum for transportation researchers, engineers, navigators, ergonomists, and policy-makers with an interest in maritime researches.
    Covering scientific, technological, political, economic, cultural and social aspects of maritime shipping, transportation and navigation, this booh publishes innovative, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on marine navigation subjects and is set to become the leading international scholarly publication specialising in discussion and debate on maritime subjects. The work is especially concerned to put maritime studies in a broad international and comparative context and is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share experience, expert knowledge and research results, on all aspects of navigation and sea transportation.


  • Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective / Guy H Walker
    UB 212 W355 2017

  • Introduction to unmanned aircraft systems / edited by Richard K. Barnhart. [et al.]
    UG 1242 D7I587 2012

    Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systemsis the editors' response to their unsuccessful search for suitable university-level textbooks on this subject. A collection of contributions from top experts, this book applies the depth of their expertise to identify and survey the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Written from a nonengineering civilian operational perspective, the book starts by detailing the history of UASs and then explores current technology and what is expected for the future.

    Covering all facets of UAS elements and operation--including an examination of safety procedures and human factors--this material gives readers a truly complete and practical understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs for a variety of missions in the National Airspace System.

    Topics covered include:

    The U.S. aviation regulatory system Certificate of authorization process UAS for geospatial data Automation and autonomy in UAS Sensors and payloads

    With helpful end-of-chapter discussion questions, this resource is designed to give beginning university students and other new entrants to the field a comprehensive, easy-to-understand first overview of the field. The book's broad scope also makes it useful as a foundation for professionals embarking on further study.


  • Trust in Military teams / edited by Neville A. Stanton
    U22.3

  • Human-robot interactions in future military operations / edited by Michael Barnes & Florian Jentsch
    UG 479 H86 2016

  • Insurgency and counterinsurgency in modern war / Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Stewart Tristan Webb
    U 240 R66 2016

    A collection of original works covering all aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency through a multinational lens, Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War addresses the need to look beyond the United States and other prominent counterinsurgency actors in the contemporary world. It also reassesses some of the latent and burgeoning insurgent organizations and networks around the globe and suggests alternative approaches to understanding insurgency, counterinsurgency, and conventional and asymmetric warfare as they relate to insurgency and counterinsurgency.

    This book makes significant contributions to international and interdisciplinary discussions regarding the seminal features of insurgency and counterinsurgency in modern warfare. It also relates topics with terrorism in the post-9/11 era, including the historical roots of insurgency, radicalism in Europe, and regional radical groups like al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba. It emphasizes how issues around insurgency, counterinsurgency, and terrorism permeate or evolve into particular forms of warfare, military operations, and related governmental activities.

    Using a diversified lens of analysis, the chapters illustrate key elements that spawn insurgency such as insurgents' beliefs, motivations, aims, leadership characteristics, recruitment methods, operations planning, and responses to state and non-state efforts to contain insurgency. The book also examines how certain terrorist and insurgent operations can remain in the shadows and become secret wars beneath the growing surface threats they pose to the societies in which they breed activity.

    Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War takes a unique look at a subject that has become widely studied and written about in reaction to modern terrorism and insurgency. It analyzes conditions under which insurgency and counterinsurgency occur from nuanced perspectives that have not previously received full consideration.


  • Maritime security : protection of marinas, ports, small watercraft, yachts, and ships / Daniel J. Benny, Ph.D
    V 163 B46 2016

    In a time when threats against the maritime community have never been greater, Maritime Security: Protection of Marinas, Ports, Small Watercraft, Yachts, and Ships provides a single, comprehensive source of necessary information for understanding and preventing or reducing threats to the maritime community.

    The book defines what comprises the maritime community, including marinas, ports, small watercraft, yachts, and ships. It focuses on the protection of these rather than the protection of cargo in the maritime supply chain, since with the protection of the infrastructural elements it follows that the cargo is secured.

    In identifying and discussing threats to security, the book includes natural threats such as storms as well as traditional criminal threats and piracy, with especially detailed examinations of terrorism and cybersecurity. It also introduces the US Coast Guard America's Waterway Watch program, describing the components of the program, its implementation throughout the maritime community, and its successes.

    By dealing with the security of all areas within the maritime community, Maritime Security is highly valuable to all members of the community, from the local boater to professionals charged with the protection of major ports and seagoing vessels. It gives you the skills to understand, identify, analyze, and address natural and man-made threats to localized or broad sections in the maritime community.


  • Team and Collective Training Needs Analysis : Defining Requirements and Specifying Training Systems / editors, Pike, Jonathan
    U 405 H833 2017

  • Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation : navigational problems / editor, Adam Weintrit
    VK 555 M37 2013

    The TransNav 2013 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2013 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of four volumes and provides an overview of Problems in Marine Navigation and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.


  • Maritime-port technology and development : proceedings of the Conference on Maritime-Port Technology (MTEC 2014), Trondheim, Norway, 27-29 October 2014 / editors, Soren Ehlers & Bj�rn Egil Asbj�rnslett, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, rnulf Jan R�dseth & Tor Einar Berg, Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK), Trondheim, Norway
    VM 600 C66 2014

    Maritime-Port Technology and Developmentcontains the latest research results and innovations as presented at the 2014 International Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference (Trondheim, Norway, 27- 29 October 2014). The volume is divided into a wide range of topics:

    * Efficient and environmentally friendly energy use in ships and ports
    * Demanding and safe maritime operations and intervention
    * Maritime transport and operations in the Arctic
    * Remotely controlled and monitored shipping, traffic surveillance and control
    * Port-ship interface optimization
    * Effective port infrastructure
    * LNG and other novel fuels: Distribution and use
    * Optimization in maritime logistics, fleet and vessel design

    Maritime-Port Technology and Developmentcontributes to efficiency and reliability of seaborne transport and operations, and will be useful to academics and engineers involved in marine technology-related research and the marine industry.


  • Ballistics : theory and design of guns and ammunition / Donald E. Carlucci and Sidney S. Jacobson
    UF 820 C28 2014

    Providing new chapters, homework problems, case studies, figures, and examples, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Second Edition encourages superior design and innovative applications in the field of ballistics. It examines the analytical and computational tools used to predict a weapon's behavior in terms of pressure, stress, and velocity, demonstrating their applications in ammunition and weapons design.

    What's New in the Second Edition:

    Includes computer examples in Mathcad (available on the CRC website) Adds a section of color plates, to better help readers visualize the physical concepts of ballistics Contains sections on modern explosives equations of state for detonation physics modeling and on probability of hit Provides a solutions manual for those teaching college and training courses

    This book covers exterior ballistics, exploring the physics behind trajectories, including linear and nonlinear aeroballistics, and focuses on the effects of projective impact, including details on shock physics, shaped charges, penetration, fragmentation, and wound ballistics.

    Reviews and integrates the fundamental science and engineering concepts involved in guns and ammunition Uses straightforward, easy-to-read style, and careful development of complex topics Shares insights rooted in the experience of renowned experts, many associated with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and International Ballistics Society

    The field of ballistics comprises three main areas of specialization: interior, exterior, and terminal ballistics. This book explains all three areas, offering a seamless presentation of the complex phenomena that occur during the launch, flight, and impact of a projectile.


  • Collision and grounding of ships and offshore structures / editors, J�rgen Amdahl, Soren Ehlers & Bernt J. Leira
    VK 1250 I58 2013

    Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures contains the latest research results and innovations presented at the 6th International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures (Trondheim, Norway, 17-19 June 2013). The book comprises contributions made in the field of numerical and analytical analysis of collision and grounding consequences for ships and offshore structures in various scenarios, such as narrow passageways and arctic conditions including accidental ice impact. A wide range of topics is covered:

    - Recent large-scale collision experiments

    - Innovative concepts and procedures to improve the crashworthiness of ships and offshore structures

    - Ship collisions with offshore renewable energy installations

    - Residual strength of damaged ship structures as well as mitigation measures for the consequences of such accidents

    - Statistical analysis of collision and grounding incidents to analyse and predict the probability of their occurrence

    - Developments concerning rational rules for structural design to avoid collisions

    - Grounding actions comprising the use of general risk assessment methodologies

    Collision and Grounding of Ships and Offshore Structures contributes significantly to increasing the safety and reliability of seaborne transport and operations, and will be useful to academics and engineers involved in marine technology-related research and the marine industry.


  • Global information warfare : the new digital battlefield / Andrew Jones, Gerald L. Kovacich
    U 163 J66 2016

    Since the turn of the century much has happened in politics, governments, spying, technology, global business, mobile communications, and global competition on national and corporate levels. These sweeping changes have nearly annihilated privacy anywhere in the world and have also affected how global information warfare is waged and what must be done to counter its attacks.

    In light of increased attacks since 2002, Global Information Warfare: The New Digital Battlefield, Second Edition provides a critical update on the nature and approaches to global information warfare. It focuses on threats, vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses from the perspectives of various players such as governments, corporations, terrorists, and private citizens.

    Upgrades to the Second Edition Include:

    Revised discussions of changes and impacts of global information warfare since 2002 Updated analyses of the capabilities of several nation-states as well as nonstate actors A comprehensive list of incidents that have occurred in the past year to show the scope of the problem of GIW Discussions of post-9/11 governmental changes and shifting priorities with clearer hindsight than was possible in the first edition

    The book underscores how hostile countries, business competitors, terrorists, and others are waging information warfare against adversaries, even from across the globe. It describes attacks on information systems through theft, Internet espionage, deception, and sabotage, and illustrates countermeasures used to defeat these threats.

    The second edition of Global Information Warfare contains a wealth of information and detailed analyses of capabilities of contemporary information technology and the capabilities of the individuals and groups who employ it in their respective digital wars. It is a crucial source for gaining the best understanding of the current state of information warfare and the most effective ways to counter it.


  • C2 re-envisioned : the future of the enterprise / Marius S. Vassiliou, David S. Alberts, Jonathan Russell Agre
    UB 212 V38 2015

    Command and Control (C2) is the set of organizational and technical attributes and processes by which an enterprise marshals and employs human, physical, and information resources to solve problems and accomplish missions.C2 Re-envisioned: The Future of the Enterprise identifies four interrelated megatrends that are individually and collectively shaping the state of the art and practice of C2 as well as the mission challenges we face.

    These megatrends the book examines are:

    Big Problems--manifested in part as increasing complexity of both endeavors and enterprises, as military establishments form coalitions with each other, and partnerships with various civilian agencies and non-governmental organizations Robustly Networked Environments--enabled by the extremely broad availability of advanced information and communications technologies (ICT) that place unprecedented powers of information creation, processing, and distribution in the hands of almost anyone who wants them--friend and foe alike Ubiquitous Data--the unprecedented volumes of raw and processed information with which human actors and C2 systems must contend Organizational alternatives--as decentralized, net-enabled approaches to C2 have been made more feasible by technology.

    The book analyzes historical examples and experimental evidence to determine the critical factors that make C2 go wrong and how to get it right. Successful enterprises in the future will be those that can reconfigure their approaches in an agile manner. Offering fresh perspectives on this subject of critical importance, this book provides the understanding you will need to choose your organizational approaches to suit the mission and the conditions at hand.


  • Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification / Robert P Herz
    U 167 H479 2017

  • Social media warfare : equal weapons for all / by Michael Erbschloe
    U 163 E67 2017

    Social media applications can be weaponized with very little skill. Social media warfare has become a burden that nation states, government agencies, and corporations need to face. To address the social media warfare threat in a reasonable manner that reduces uncertainty requires dedication and attention over a very long-term. To stay secure, they need to develop the capability to defend against social media warfare attacks. Addressing unconventional warfare strategies and tactics takes time and experience, plus planning and dedication. This book will help managers develop a sound understanding of how social media warfare can impact their nation or their organization.


  • Armour : materials, theory, and design / Paul J. Hazell, The University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
    U 800 H38 2016

    Highlights Recent Advances in Materials/Armour Technology

    As long as conflict exists in the world, protection technologies will always be in demand. Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design describes the existing and emerging protection technologies that are currently driving the latest advances in armour systems. This book explains the theory, applications, and material science aspects of modern armour design as they are used in relation to vehicles, ships, personnel, and buildings, and explores the science and technology used to provide protection against blasts and ballistic attacks. It covers materials technologies used in protection; addresses the system effects of adding blast-wave shaping to vehicles, as well as the effect on the human body; and outlines ballistic testing techniques.

    Takes a Look at How Armour Works

    The book discusses ceramics for armour applications; transparent armour; and metals for armour applications (including aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys, titanium alloys and steels); as well as composite armour systems; explosive reactive armour systems with reference to defensive aid suites for vehicles; and wound ballistics. In addition, the author lists more than 100 references for advanced study and further reading.

    Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design introduces a variety of armour technologies, outlines modern threats and dangers applicable to protection technology, and aids readers in implementing protective structures that can be used in battle, conflict, military zones, and other related environments.


  • Sovereignty and command in Canada-US continental air defence, 1940-57 / Richard Goette
    UG 735 C2 G64 2018
    The 1940 Ogdensburg Agreement entrenched a formal defence relationship between Canada and the United States - but was Canadian sovereignty upheld? Sovereignty and Command combines historical narrative with conceptual analysis of sovereignty, command and control systems, military professionalism, and civil-military relations to document the sometimes fractious Canada-US continental air defence relationship. Richard Goette argues that a functional military transition from an air defence system based on cooperation to one based on integrated and centralized command and control under NORAD allowed Canada to retain command of its forces and thus protect Canadian sovereignty.

  • Principles of naval architecture. Edward V. Lewis, editor
    VM145 .P7 1989eb

  • Practical design of ships and other floating structures : proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures, 16-21 September, 2001, Shanghai, China. edited by You-Sheng Wu, Wei-Cheng Cui, and Guo-Jun Zhou
    VM156 .I5695 2001eb
    This proceedings contains the papers presented at The 8th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures held in China in September 2001 - the first PRADS of the 21st Century.

    The overall aim of PRADS symposia is to advance the design of ships and other floating structures as a professional discipline and science by exchanging knowledge and promoting discussion of relevant topics in the fields of naval architecture and marine and offshore engineering. In line with the aim, in welcoming the new era, this Symposium is intended to increase international co-operation and give a momentum for the new development of design and production technology of ships and other floating structures for efficiency, economy, safety, and environmental production.

    The main themes of this Symposium are Design Synthesis, Production, Hydrodynamics, Structures and Materials of Ships and Floating Systems. Proposals for over 270 papers from 26 countries and regions within the themes were received for PRADS 2001, and about 170 papers were accepted for presentation at the symposium. With the high quality of the proposed papers the Local Organising Committee had a difficult task to make a balanced selection and to control the total number of papers for fitting into the allocated time schedule approved by the Standing Committee of PRADS.

    Volume I covers design synthesis, production and part of hydrodynamics. Volume II contains the rest of hydrodynamics, and structures and materials.

  • Vulnerability of communication-electronic and electro-optical systems (except guided missiles) to electronic warfare.
    UG485

  • Practical design of ships and other floating structures : proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures, 16-21 September, 2001, Shanghai, China. edited by You-Sheng Wu, Wei-Cheng Cui, and Guo-Jun Zhou
    VM156 .I5695 2001eb
    This proceedings contains the papers presented at The 8th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures held in China in September 2001 - the first PRADS of the 21st Century.

    The overall aim of PRADS symposia is to advance the design of ships and other floating structures as a professional discipline and science by exchanging knowledge and promoting discussion of relevant topics in the fields of naval architecture and marine and offshore engineering. In line with the aim, in welcoming the new era, this Symposium is intended to increase international co-operation and give a momentum for the new development of design and production technology of ships and other floating structures for efficiency, economy, safety, and environmental production.

    The main themes of this Symposium are Design Synthesis, Production, Hydrodynamics, Structures and Materials of Ships and Floating Systems. Proposals for over 270 papers from 26 countries and regions within the themes were received for PRADS 2001, and about 170 papers were accepted for presentation at the symposium. With the high quality of the proposed papers the Local Organising Committee had a difficult task to make a balanced selection and to control the total number of papers for fitting into the allocated time schedule approved by the Standing Committee of PRADS.

    Volume I covers design synthesis, production and part of hydrodynamics. Volume II contains the rest of hydrodynamics, and structures and materials.

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    VM753 .C37 2007eb
    Although the propeller lies submerged out of sight, it is a complex component in both the hydrodynamic and structural sense. This book fulfils the need for a comprehensive and cutting edge volume that brings together a great range of knowledge on propulsion technology, a multi-disciplinary and international subject. The book comprises three main sections covering hydrodynamics; materials and mechanical considerations; and design, operation and performance. The discussion relates theory to practical problems of design, analysis and operational economy, and is supported by extensive design information, operational detail and tabulated data. Fully updated and revised to cover the latest advances in the field, the new edition now also includes four new chapters on azimuthing and podded propulsors, propeller-rudder interaction, high-speed propellers, and propeller-ice interaction.

    · The most complete book available on marine propellers, fully updated and revised, with four new chapters on azimuthing and podded propulsors, propeller-rudder interaction, high-speed propellers, and propeller-ice interaction
    · A valuable reference for marine engineers and naval architects gathering together the subject of propulsion technology, in both theory and practice, over the last forty years
    · Written by a leading expert on propeller technology, essential for students of propulsion and hydrodynamics, complete with online worked examples

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  • Principles of naval architecture. Edward V. Lewis, editor
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