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The Logistics Management Decision Support System (LMDSS) : an effective tool to reduce life cycle support costs of aviation systems

Moore, Ellen E.; Snyder, Carolynn M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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This thesis assesses the capability of the Logistics Management Decision Support System (LMDSS) to meet the information needs of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) logistics managers based on surveys of logistics managers and interviews with LMDSS program representatives. The LMDSS is being introduced as a tool to facilitate action by NAVAIR logistics managers to reduce the life cycle support costs of aviation systems while protecting readiness. We conclude the LMDSS does not meet the definition of a Decision Support System due to the lack of modeling capabilities. The LMDSS architecture and capabilities meet the information needs of surveyed logistics managers and support Affordable Readiness initiatives which are the means by which NAVAIR intends to reduce life cycle costs while sustaining aviation system readiness levels. Lack of modeling, graphics and sensitivity analysis capabilities limits identification, analysis and comparison of Affordable Readiness initiatives. We recommend modeling tools and graphics capabilities be incorporated as part of the LMDSS application. We further recommend that initiatives to improve data validity be expedited and that Maintenance Level 3 detail cost data be provided. Recommendations are made for further research

Foreign military sales: contracting integrated logistics support for out-of-inventory equipment

Alexander, Leslie H.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) created a new requirement for the contracting of Integrated Logistics Support of obsolete weapon systems for foreign military sales. Obsolete weapon systems are weapon systems with useful service life, scheduled for decommissioning, disposal, or potential foreign military sales transactions. The omnibus contract is defined as a total package approach contract used to deliver integrated logistics support to the foreign military sales customer. The SH2 helicopter is the first platform to attempt the use of an all inclusive omnibus type contract for foreign military sales. This thesis identifies the needs of the foreign military sales customer and relates those needs to the services an omnibus contract can provide. The omnibus contract must recognize the concerns the foreign military sales customer has with commercially contracting integrated logistics support. The strengths and weaknesses of the omnibus contract are contrasted with using separate contracts for each integrated logistics support area. Conclusions are developed to prepare NAVAIR for the interdependency required for an omnibus contract. The thesis recommends that an effective omnibus contact requires a partnering relationship between the contractor...

Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators: Enabling Assessment of Acquisition Technical Performance

Paul Montgomery; Ron Carlson
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Sponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program); This paper discusses research in developing DoD acquisition metrics associated with Systems Engineering activities that may provide greater insight into the technical performance of development programs. These metrics are called Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators (ALI). We examine current development of single- and multi-factor ALIs that have been developed during the past year at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD. The development methods, early examination of ALI utility, and user acceptance are discussed. The authors have been embedded with the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Development and Implementation Center (SEDIC) (the center of this work for NAVAIR) as part of this ALI exploration.

Analysis of Naval Air Systems Command wide-area network prototype implementation

Callaghan Bayer, Virginia Rose
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Changes in computer and communications technology over the past decade made wide-area networking (WAN) the most convenient, inexpensive, and effective method for geographically dispersed people to exchange information. One organization which is capitalizing on the benefits of WAN connectivity is the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Using information technology as a strategic enabler for managing organizational change, Vice Admiral William C. Bowes, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, championed the idea of a Naval Air Systems Command Wide Area Network (NAVWAN). The ultimate goal of the NAVWAN is to enable people at different sites throughout NAVAIR to directly communicate. Initially, the functional requirements are electronic mail, file transfer, and directory services throughout NAVAIR. To assist NAVAIR in the development of a NAVWAN implementation prototype, the initial response of users at NAS Miramar was assessed. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how a stakeholder analysis; weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and strengths assessment; diffusion of innovation survey; and technological change management theory can be used to analyze the factors that will influence the success of the NAVWAN implementation. Analysis of these factors are the basis for several prescribed critical and managerial recommendations. These recommendations can be used to further refine the implementation process and foster evolutionary development of NAVWAN far into the future.

An information systems architecture analysis for Naval Air Systems Command

Bell, Kamin A.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; The Naval Air systems Command (NAVAIR) is seeking to improve its information resource management (IRM) through the use of information systems (IS) architectures. Although several attempts have been made, NAVAIR currently has no overall IS plan. Enterprise Architecture Planning (EAP) is a comprehensive planning methodology that allows organizations to rapidly adapt and survive in dynamic environments. The use of EAP and the tools and resources currently available will provide NAVAIR with a strategic advantage in an era of diminishing resources. This thesis presents NAVAIR with an analysis of methodologies and tools which will prove useful in the development of an overall information systems architecture.

NAVAIR Employees Earn Master’s Degrees from Naval Postgraduate School

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Fonte: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Calling their academic milestone a “huge accomplishment and a life event,” Rear Adm. Mark Darrah, commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division welcomed the ninth graduating class of NAVAIR employees to earn master’s degrees from the elite Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) at a ceremony April 23 here.

Sleep Requirements for Flight Support Personnel

Johnson, Shawn C.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School. Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Human Systems Integration Capstone.; Unlimited distribution.; Expeditionary Helicopter Sea Combat Squadrons (HSC) operate on Navy amphibious assault ships to provide search and rescue (SAR), logistics and combat support. When embarked, the detachments are the primary SAR asset and have requirements levied upon them by NAVAIR 00-80T-106 to maintain aircraft SAR readiness postures in support of ship and embarked Marine Corps aircraft operations. The goal of this study was to identify what impacts would occur to flight support personnel effectiveness if OPNAV 3710.7U sleep requirements were deviated from in order to meet minimum personnel requirements. The conclusion reached was that safety concerns are present when OPNAV 3710.7U sleep requirements for flight support personnel are violated to maintain NAVAIR 00-80T-106 operational requirements. The study found that worker effectiveness varies systematically with the duration of sleep interruption encountered. Minimum predicted effectiveness comes at three hours with the predicted values at two, three and four hours being essentially equal. When sleep interruptions exceed 1.55 hours, effectiveness levels drop below 70%, equivalent to experiencing a .08 BAC. A model for subsequent interruptions over the preceding days found that worker effectiveness varies systematically with the number of days between interruptions. The effect of sleep interruptions of multiple nights was greatest two days between interruptions. A minimum of four to five days between sleep interruptions is required for interruption effects to not be cumulative.

An analysis of the benefits and savings of the center of excellence within the Fleet Readiness Centers

Deboe, Phillip L.; Goolsby, John W.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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MBA Professional Report; Recognizing the need to reduce cost, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) reorganized the Intermediate and Depot level maintenance structures to form the combined Fleet Readiness Center. By combining Intermediate and Depot facilities, NAVAIR can reduce Aviation Depot Level Repairable (AVDLR) costs by interdicting Beyond Capable Maintenance AVDLR's. NAVAIR further consolidated the Naval Aviation Enterprise by creating Centers of Excellence (COE) at designated FRC's to limit the amount of repair sites for particular Weapon Repairable Assemblies. The purpose of this MBA Project is to demonstrate that the COE decreases turnaround- time and drastically reduces AVDLR costs by interdicting BCM AVDLR's. This project provides a comprehensive overview of efficiencies and cost savings gained by FRC West's APG-65/73 radar system COE. This project utilizes Arena Software creating a model that better quantifies the benefits of the COE maintenance structure. In addition to demonstrating efficiencies, this project highlights potential detractors that could cause the COE to fall short of its intended goals of better efficiency and cost savings realization. This project was sponsored by FRC West, located in Lemoore...

An analysis of the kill chain for time critical strike

Brickner, William K.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xxviii, 97 p. : ill. (some col.) ;
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The detection and destruction of Time-Critical Targets (TCTs) has been a challenge for our military. NAVAIR has investigated a future timecritical strike (TCS) architecture and concept of operations (CONOPS) in order to explore the effectiveness of high-speed weapons against TCTs. NAVAIR has implemented a architecture and CONOPS in a simulation model. This thesis extends NAVAIR's work by developing flexible models and exploring the effects that alternative CONOPS may have on high-speed weapon requirements and system performance against TCTs. The TCTs are a single wave of theater ballistic missile (TBM) transporter-erectorlaunchers (TELs) that appear over a short time interval and can saturate the command and control architectures considered. For the architecture and alternative CONOPS explored, it is difficult to improve upon the performance of the baseline TCS system developed by NAVAIR.

Contract claims experience at the Naval Air Systems Command

Carty, John J., Jr.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: x, 139 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; The primary purpose of this thesis is to analyze the database of contract claims and Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs) experienced at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) between January 1997 and December 1998 as a means to identify areas of potential improvement in management practices which could result in reduced numbers of claims being submitted. Areas of focus are on claims from NAVAIR Headquarters in Patuxent River, MD and from NAVIR's three warfare centers. This thesis segregates claims into seven categories according to the underlying basis of the claims and identifies patterns which are then used to help focus attention on problem areas. Finally, this thesis offers recommendations to NAVAIR officials of areas on which to focus and actions to take to reduce the number of claims submitted.; http://www.archive.org/details/contractclaimsex00cart; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

Analysis of contracting processes and organizational culture at Naval Air Systems Command

Kovack, Christopher T.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 115 p. ;
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This study assesses contracting process capabilities at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland, using the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM). The primary purpose of this study is to analyze NAVAIR's contracting processes to identify key process area strengths and weaknesses and to provide a roadmap for improvement. This study also focuses on assessing organizational culture at the NAVAIR Contracting Directorate. Several studies have shown that organizational factors, such as organizational culture, are strong determinants of performance. Other studies have shown that when an organization is dominated by a culture type, the most effective leaders are those that demonstrate a matching leadership style. This study uses the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) to identify the organization's current and preferred culture type as viewed by the leadership at the organization. The results will provide the NAVAIR leaders an awareness of culture type so they can match their leadership style to the assessed culture for optimum performance.; US Navy (USN) author.

Will the Logistics Management Decision Support System meet the information and decision process requirements of its users?

Krause, Mark W.; Evanoff, Ellen M.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xx, 156 p.;28 cm.
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The development of the Logistics Management Decision Support System (LMDSS) by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has been on going since 1991. Originally conceived as a strategic Decision Support System (DSS), LMDSS has instead evolved into a Web portal for data analysts to access NAVAIR's Aviation Maintenance and Material Management (AV-3M) data. LMDSS is more accurately described as a Web based, Management Information System (MIS) than as a DSS. This research examines the information needs and decision process requirements of LMDSS users. Focus groups, interviews, and a Web based survey were conducted to collect decision support and data requirements from fleet customers. User perceptions, feedback, and recommendations to improve LMDSS are described and analyzed. Historical insights into the development history of LMDSS are introduced as a lessons learned for future NAVAIR software teams. Problems identified by users are presented followed by specific recommendations for solutions. A prototype model developed for this thesis is found in the appendices as an example of how a modeling capability could enhance the ability of LMDSS to better support strategic, unstructured decisions. Recommendations are provided for future research.; U.S. Naval Reserve (U.S.N.R.) author.; U.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.

Disputes resolution in Navy public/private competition

Caldwell, Vernon F.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: 57 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; Competition between public activities and private companies for aviation depot level maintenance began in 1987. Since then numerous areas of concern have developed in the public/private arena. One such area is disputes resolution. This thesis addresses the disputes resolution process currently utilized by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The current administrative process essentially uses the Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) chain of command. This method works well when NAVAIR and its subordinate activities are involved. However, the introduction of Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) to administer the contracts and the addition of other Services' depots competing for these awards have forced NAVAIR to readdress its disputes process. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) does not apply to public performing activities, but it is NAVAIR's policy that its public/private process will operate as if it did. With this in mind, NAVAIR's disputes process should mirror that which is delineated in the FAR. The litigation portion of the disputes resolution process outlined in the FAR does not apply to public activities, because the Government cannot sue itself. Therefore NAVAIR's disputes resolution process should take the form of Alternate Disputes Resolution (ADR) as delineated in the FAR. Public/private competition...

Cost benefit analysis of Enterprise Resource Planning system for the Naval Postgraduate School

Rosa, Liza A.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 85 p. : col. ill.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis reviewed and evaluated the ERP Solution System currently in the Integration Testing Phase at NAVAIR and examined the benefits and cost that NPS could leverage by purchasing the system for approximately $2.7M for 200 users or $3.1M for 500 users. This thesis looked at the capabilities of the current NAVAIR SIGMA ERP Solution System, in terms of money and level of expertise. The research also looked at the alternatives and options to enable NPS to close the gaps to fit its current needs. RADM David Ellison, Superintendent, wanted to explore the possibility of joining NAVAIR's ERP Solution System, currently under the Integration Testing Phase, as he believed it was an opportunity for NPS to leverage on this technology. As seen by senior management, the partnership with NAVAIR could benefit NPS, by acquiring and implementing an ERP at a fraction of the cost normally associated with this type of purchase. An additional benefit would be reducing the time associated with implementing an ERP System, normally between 3 and 5 years, to 11 months. Management also saw the advantage of benefiting from NAVAIR lessons learned, partnering with an activity that was familiar with ERP in a Navy setting...

Analysis of using Fleet Readiness Centers Vice Civilian Contractors for aircraft modification work

McKernan, Bryan T.; Herrmann, R. Erik
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
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MBA Professional Report; Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) conducts maintenance on various aircraft platforms. In addition to regular aircraft overhauls, FRCSW has the capacity to perform aircraft modifications, which are currently completed by contractors. This project examines why the FRC's are not getting more CH-53E modification work when they have the capacity and capability to complete the work. This project uses FRCSW as a case study to address the issue. Interviews were conducted with the heads of Multi-line Division within FRCSW in San Diego, California and the Commander of FRC's and the H-53 Assistant Program Manager for Logistics at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, Maryland. The results of these interviews provided an assessment of the actions taken to reduce inefficiencies and non-value added activities and insight into how NAVAIR selects between contractors and FRC's to complete modification work. The data reveal that FRCSW has the capacity to complete modification work on CH-53 aircraft without schedule slippage. Also, a comparison of labor rate, schedule, and location of work, demonstrates how much more expensive FRCSW is and why NAVAIR chooses the lower cost contractor to complete modification work.

Analysis of contracting processes and organizational culture at Naval Air Systems Command

Kovack, Christopher T.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Tipo: Relatório Formato: xiv, 118 p.: ill.
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Acquisition research (Graduate School of Business & Public Policy); This study assesses contracting process capabilities at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland, using the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM). The primary purpose of this study is to analyze NAVAIR's contracting processes to identify key process area strengths and weaknesses and to provide a roadmap for improvement. This study also focuses on assessing organizational culture at the NAVAIR Contracting Directorate. Several studies have shown that organizational factors, such as organizational culture, are strong determinants of performance. Other studies have shown that when an organization is dominated by a culture type, the most effective leaders are those that demonstrate a matching leadership style. This study uses the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) to identify the organization's current and preferred culture type as viewed by the leadership at the organization. The results will provide the NAVAIR leaders an awareness of culture type so they can match their leadership style to the assessed culture for optimum performance.

Analysis of the costs for processing a claim at the Naval Air Systems Command

Warfield, Bobby J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: x, 81 p.;28 cm.
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This thesis examines the claims resolution process and procedures and determines the costs associated with the processing of a claim at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). With these costs identified, once a contractor entitlement has been determined, it will be possible to perform a cost-benefit analysis to determine if it would be cheaper to settle a claim up front or to continue with the claims resolution process. Data were obtained from surveys, telephone conversations, and literature. The research also identified patterns in the amount of time it takes to settle a claim. The most significant finding was that 92 percent of the total claim cases settled since 1996 were settled for less than the contractor's requested amount including the cost of processing the claim. Therefore, it makes good business sense for NAVAIR to continue with their claims resolution process. The findings also indicate that 57 percent of the total active NAVAIR claims that are either in litigation or not in litigation are associated with lapsed appropriations. In that these claims must be payed with current year funding, any improvements to the claims process that will lessen the time to final resolution will have a positive effect on current year program stability.; Lieutenant Commander...

Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators'Enabling Assessment of Acquisition Technical Performance

Paul Montgomery; Ron Carlson
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); This paper discusses research in developing DoD acquisition metrics associated with Systems Engineering activities that may provide greater insight into the technical performance of development programs. These metrics are called Systems Engineering Applied Leading Indicators (ALI). We examine current development of single and multi-factor ALIs that have been developed during the past year at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD. The development methods, early examination of ALI utility, and user acceptance are discussed. The authors have been embedded with the NAVAIR Systems Engineering Development and Implementation Center (SEDIC) (the center of this work for NAVAIR) as part of this ALI exploration.; Acquisition Research Program

An analysis of current inventory control and practices to provide recommendations on how to transfer interim supply support from NAVSEA to NAVSUP and then manage that material

Osborne, Steven; Stickel, Ryan; Skinner, Fred
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 73 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; This project is designed to provide a policy recommendation for transitioning custody of NAVSEA's Interim Supply Support to NAVSUP based on the analysis of current business practices at NAVSEA, NAVICP-P and NAVAIR. NAVSEA has identified that it has OMandS valued at 7.386 billion dollars; ISS is a subset of OMandS. Decisions made in the ISS phase may result in the Navy buying parts that will receive zero demand. In effect, ISS is a birthplace, but not the only birthplace, of some OMandS that are eventually categorized as excess material. A more efficient ISS process would result in lower excess material and financial savings. The data set analyzed contained ISS purchased by both NAVAIR and NAVSEA, as well as demand data. Additionally, analysis of current ISS processes at NAVAIR and NAVSEA was conducted. The research resulted in finding that NAVAIR and NAVICP-P have partnered in ISS management. The recommendations are that, in transitioning NAVSEA's ISS to NAVSUP, a partnership must be formed that develops clear business rules allowing NAVSEA input into ISS management, and that NAVICP-M should develop a dedicated staff to provide ISS support to NAVSEA's Program Management Offices.; US Navy (USN) authors

A review of the ONR/NAVAIR research option combustion instabilities in compact ramjets, 1983-1988

Culick, F. E. C.; Schadow, K. C.
Fonte: Instituto de Tecnologia da Califórnia Publicador: Instituto de Tecnologia da Califórnia
Tipo: Report or Paper; PeerReviewed Formato: application/pdf
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This paper consists of two parts summarizing two portions of the ONR/NAVAIR Research Option. The option began in 1983 and continued for five years, involving 11 organizations. Simultaneously, similar or related programs supported by other agencies or institutions were being carried out in several other places. Results of those programs have been briefly summarized in five papers collected in a document to be published by C.P.L.A. This paper contains two of the five papers in that document. Here we cover the subjects of approximate analyses and stability; and large-scale structures and passive control. The first is concerned chiefly with an analytical framework constructed on the basis of observations; it is intended to provide a means of correlating and interpreting data, and predicting the stability of motions in a combustion chamber. The second is a summary of recent experimental work directed to understanding the flows in dump combustors of the sort used in modern ramjet engines. Much relevant material is not included here, but may be found in the remaining papers of the document cited above. For completeness, we note briefly the substance of those reports. In their summary "Spray Combustion Processes in Ramjet Combustion Instability...