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Student Research:

Student research is required for all departmental degree programs.  This allows the student to independently investigate a problem, demonstrate mastery of the program outcomes, and provide a useful product to a sponsor.  

Below you will find examples of recently completed student theses and capstone research projects.  They are offered to illustrate the type and breadth of student research in systems engineering.  The actual reports (except when classified) may be found in the Dudley Knox Library.

  • Philip N. Stubblefield, “Security Enhancement of Littoral Combat Ship Class Utilizing an Autonomous Mustering and Pier Monitoring System” MSSE (2010). SE Advisor: R. Goshorn
  • Shaun Paul Hayes, “Systems Architecture for a Tactical Naval Command and Control System”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor:  E. Paulo
  • Carroll F . Lefon, “THE CARRIER READINESS TEAM Realizing the Vision of the Naval Aviation Enterprise”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor: C. Calvano
  • Natalie E. Vanatta, “Net-Centricity for Force Sustainment Soldiers in Southwest Asia”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor: C. Calvano
  • Clinton P. Hoskins, “CVN 68 Class Displacement Concerns:  Dealing with the Differences Between the Modeled and Actual Displacements”, MSSE (2009). SE Co-Advisors: C. Calvano/C. Whitcomb
  • Lawrence Brandon, “Allowing the Advantaged User in a Network Centric System to Get Through the Disadvantaged Interface”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor:  R. Goshorn
  • Erik A. Nesteruk, “Security Considerations for Network-Centric Weapon Systems”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor: R. Goshorn
  • James D. Pierce, “Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Requirements for Military and Commercial Equipment”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor: R. Goshorn
  • David C. Schafer, “A Systems Engineering Survey of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Sensor Networks in a Network-Centric Systems Environment”, MSSE (2009).  SE Advisor:  R. Goshorn
  • Gustavo J Vergara, “ A Recommended Framework for the Network-Centric Acquisition Process”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor:  R. Goshorn
  • Kristine M. DeSoto, “An Assessment, Survey, and Systems Engineering Design of Information Sharing and Discovery Systems in a Network-Centric Environment”, MSSE (2009).  SE Advisor:  R. Goshorn
  • Juan J. Gutierrez, “The Use of Network-Centric Personnel Monitoring Devices, Globally Distributed through an IP-based Sensor Management Architecture and Display”, MSSEA (2009).  SE Advisor:  R. Goshorn
  • Patrick Hoff, “Translation of User Needs to System Requirements”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor:  M.Green
  • Christopher J. Barrett, “Integrating Test and Evaluation into the Acquisition Process for Naval Aviation”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor:  D. Hart
  • James W. McDermott, “Improving and Increasing the Efficiency of the P-8A Test Work Description (TWD) Process”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor:  M. Rhoades
  • Jeremy Scott Geib, “A Satellite Architecture for Operationally Responsive Space”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor:  T. Huynh
  • John Frederick Teply, “An Investigation of Network Enterprise Risk Management Techniques to Support Military Net-centric Operations”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor: T. Huynh
  • Kiah Rahming, “Applying Risk Management to Reduce the Time in Lay-Up While Increasing the Cost Effectiveness of a Nimitz (CVN 68) Class Aircraft Carrier in Dry Dock During the Execution Phase of a Refueling and Complex Overhaul”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor:  G. Langford
  • Christopher Andrew Gahl, “Systems Approach to Designing a Maritime Phase Zero Force for the Year 2020”, MSSEA (2009). SE Advisor: G. Langford
  • Ronald F. Clemens, “ Tempo Software Modifications for Sever Evaluation”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor: G. Langford
  • William Koszarek, “Peer Production in the U.S. Navy:  Enlisting Coase’s Penguin”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor: G. Langford
  • Gustavo J. Vergara, “A Recommended Framework for the Network-Centric Acquisition Process”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor:  R. Goshorn
  • Shannon Jean Whitman, “Improving Situational Awareness in the Counter-IED Fight with the Utilization of Unmanned Sensor Systems”, MSSE (2009). SE Advisor:  E. Paulo
  • Choon Yin Tong, “Architecting the Safety Assessment of Large-Scale Systems Integration”, MSSEA (2009). SE Advisor:  E. Paulo
  • John R. Bush, “Navy Flight Test of Link-16 Network Enabled Weapons”, MSSEM (2009). SE Advisor:  M. Rhoades
  • Han Wool Choi, “Naval Ship Concept Design for the Republic of Korea Navy:  A Systems Engineering Approach”, MSSE (2009).  SE Advisor:  C. Whitcomb
  • Kimberly G. Madison, “System Architecture for Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Defense (ASBMD), MSSE DL (2010). SE Co-Advisors:  M. Green/D. Hart
  • Linda L. Banner-Bacin, “Application of Model Based Systems Engineering Methods to Development of Combat System Architectures”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Advisor: M. Green
  • Thomas Hedge, “Open Architecture as an Enabler Forcenet”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Advisor: M.Green
  • Jean Smith Hobgood, “System Architecture for Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Defense (ASBMD)”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Co-Advisors: M. Green/D. Hart
  • Michael R. Clendening, “C4I Architecture Supporting Conduct of Defensive and Offensive Joint ASW”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Co-Advisors:  G. Miller/M. Green
  • Elvis, Costa, “Enterprise Command and Control Requirements and Common Architecture on U.S. Navy Surface Combatants”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Advisor: G.  Miller
  • Raymond C. Arrasmith, “A Unified Command and Control Architecture for Improved Visualization and Decision-Making on Surface Combatants”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Advisor:  G. Miller
  • Erik A. Bjorkner, “Advanced Sea Base Enabler (ASE) Capstone Design Project”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Co-Advisors:  E. Paulo/M. Rhoades
  • Lawrence A. Bochonek, “United States Marine Corps Expeditionary Rifle Squad Communications”, MSSE DL (2009). SE Co-Advisors:  E. Paulo/M. Rhoades

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