All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Thesis Topic’

Knowledge in the age of Google

William Poundstone’s “Head in the Cloud; the Power of Knowledge in the Age of Google” investigates the outsourcing of factual recall to the cloud and through analysis of interview questions asserts that general knowledge is associated with important traits such as reasoning and compassion. Hence the survey’s finding: people who can’t answer an easy question about dinosaurs have a poor …

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From ONR Tech Solutions: ESM Threat Display (TS-00568)

Team, Tech solutions has funded key initiatives at MOVES  (IPARTS and Back to Basics).  Below is a great opportunity: “…The current Electromagnetic Spectrum (ES) system lacks a display capable of providing an intuitive visual picture of real-time threats to both the operator and the Officer of the Deck (OOD).” Please let me know if you’re interested. Joe Attention NRE members: …

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ONR BAA: UAS Interface, Selection and Training

Great opportunity.  Echos of John Tangney’s Synthetic Environments for Assessment (SEA) RES talk of 2010. Unmanned Aerial Systems Interface, Selection, and Training Technologies (UASISTT) – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities The BAA is also summarized in this article.  Some salient quotes with emphasis added: Today’s UAV control stations are not easy for UAV pilots to use, ONR researchers say, pointing out that despite advances in UAV …

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Cyber: DARPA STTR

All, Insight into some of DARPA’s efforts in cyber research transition: “Effective Cyber Situation Awareness (CSA) Assessment and Training”  SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS). To develop a novel human-in-the loop simulation and assessment system that integrates various network models, attack graph visualization, low-level vulnerability information, and decision support functions for cyber situation awareness research and for assessing and enhancing …

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Helicopter Synthetic Vision

Under U.S. Navy Small Business Innovation Research funding, Monterey Technologies is developing software that fuses sensor data in real time, feeding into synthetic vision systems aboard helicopters that are designed to help pilots land in brownout conditions. See the news item in Aviation Week regarding local small business Monterey Technologies, Inc. http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_06_05_2012_p04-02-464781.xml There are likely some good thesis opportunities as …

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Thesis Topics from MCWL

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Thesis opportunity: Smartphone C4I

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SPARCCS – Smartphone-Assisted Readiness, Command and Control System March 23, 2012   Contact:         Gurminder Singh Dept of Computer Science Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA 93943 gsingh@nps.edu SPARCCS – Smartphone Assisted Readiness, Command, and Control System – uses smartphones in conjunction with cloud computing to support distributed response to HA/DR (Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response) and military missions. SPARCCS enables real-time situational awareness …

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Thesis opportunity: TEE study of IIT

Students, This is a great thesis opportunity to look at training effectiveness of emerging technology and potentially influence a major DoD program. Faculty, Please let me (cc Paul and Holly) if you are interested in meeting with COL Lethin. More details:

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Online VEs as cyber attack/defense opportunity

CNN Report: “Americans thought ‘jihad must be waged,’ Pakistani report says.”  Echos some of the concerns raised in both Joel Scharlat or Ryan Rippeon’s theses about the use of cyber space for covert planning and coordination. A Yahoo! e-mail account was set up so the men and militants could communicate, the report says. E-mails were never sent from the account, …

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USA Center for I/W Thesis Opportunities

All, Passing this along from COL Hicks (Center for Asymetric Warfare).  Brief notes here: nps-101 BLUF: Thesis opportunities abound in combat modeling for SSTR and IW

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