Reference

Jane's underwater warfare systems

2008-2009

Author: Clifford Funnell

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628596

Category: Reference

Page: 656

View: 8370

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

Navies of South-East Asia

A Comparative Study

Author: James Goldrick,Jack McCaffrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809428

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 1330

"... A comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of the Second World War." -- from p. [1].
Technology & Engineering

Underwater Communications

Author: Marco Lanzagorta

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 160845844X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 130

View: 2354

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

Jane's World Railways 2008-2009

Author: Ken Harris

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628619

Category: Reference

Page: 1016

View: 1206

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

Small Navies

Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace

Author: Michael Mulqueen,Deborah Sanders,Ian Speller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317054342

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 2084

Whilst maritime studies tend to reflect the dominance of large navies, history shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. From Confederate commerce raiders in the nineteenth century, to Somali pirates today, even the most minor of maritime forces can become a key player on a global stage. Examining a broad range of examples, this volume addresses the roles and activities of small navies in the past and the present at the national, regional and international level. In particular, it focusses on the different ways in which such forces have identified and addressed national and international security challenges and the way in which they interact with other navies and security agencies. In addition the collection also investigates the relationship of such navies with non-governmental organisations, institutions and bodies in pursuit of broader maritime goals, be they political, financial or environmental. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from the fields of international relations, security studies, strategic studies and maritime history, the book examines the diversity of experience amongst different smaller navies and also establishes areas of similarity. Divided into two sections, part one begins with a number of chapters that are theoretical in nature, whilst part two provides case studies that offer a more regional focus, including analysis of the challenges facing contemporary navies and historical case studies designed to reveal the experience of small navies over time. By adopting an approach that combines historical considerations with analysis of current events, the collection offers a unique perspective on the role that small navies have played in wider nautical affairs and their continued impact upon global maritime strategies.
History

Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems

Author: Anthony Watts

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710627698

Category: History

Page: 731

View: 7037

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

A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833046888

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 6196

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

A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833046888

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 9524

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

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Author: Thomas George Weiss

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199279517

Category: Political Science

Page: 810

View: 5291

This major new handbook provides the definitive and comprehensive analysis of the UN and will be an essential point of reference for all those working on or in the organization
Reference

Jane's Space Systems and Industry

Author: Bill Sweetman,Kimberley Ebner

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628138

Category: Reference

Page: 487

View: 2319

Jane's Space Systems and Industry (JSD) provides key space technology and engineering information from civil space organisations, commercial and defence industries. JSD follows past, present and future missions through the entire contractual and mission phase from the design, assembly, payload integration and testing to the space launch including any operational support. Technical specifications of orbital and suborbital space launch vehicles, satellites and spacecraft are also featured in this title, as well as worldwide launch facilities and spaceports including detailed year to year world space 'launch' logs.
Political Science

Undersea Warfare in Northern Europe

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

Publisher: CSIS Reports

ISBN: 9781442259676

Category: Political Science

Page: 58

View: 9818

The CSIS International Security Program analyzes Russian undersea intentions and capabilities in the near to mid-term and the ability of NATO and partner nations to respond effectively.
History

Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems 2005-2006

Author: Anthony John Watts,Jane's Information Group

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710627087

Category: History

Page: 700

View: 1816

Providing in-depth coverage of underwater weapons, equipment and related systems currently in service or offered on the market, Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems is vital for assessing military capability, developing defensive systems and tracking developing technologies. Details on system components, specifications and manufacturers will also help you assess market opportunities and competitors. In addition to the latest strategic intelligence on force developments and equipment analysis you'll find a new section on Research and Development organisations worldwide, allowing you to track underwater research. Key contents include: Submarines; Anti-submarine warfare; Underwater weapons and sensors; Mine warfare and forces; Associated underwater warfare systems; Oceanographic hic and hydrographic survey equipment; Training and simulation systems; Submarine radar; Signature management A subscription to Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems online includes search functionality, a five-year archive and monthly updates.
History

Jane's Weapons

Infantry

Author: Richard D. Jones,Leland S. Ness

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630599

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6415

'Jane's Infantry Weapons 2013-2014' provides the reader with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world. Details of development, technical description, specifications and images ensure ease of identification.
Boundary disputes

Tools of Owatasumi

Author: Desmond Ball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925022261

Category: Boundary disputes

Page: N.A

View: 7678

The Chinese Navy

Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles

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

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160897634

Category:

Page: 339

View: 8950

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