Accession Number : ADA186853

Title :   NROSS (Navy Remote Ocean Sensing System): A Force Multiplier.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Spohnholtz, Cheryl L.

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : This thesis examines the Navy Remote Ocean System (NROSS) as a force multiplier and shows why the Navy needs an oceanographic satellite. A history of oceanographic remote sensors provides background and is followed by a review of current and planned environmental satellites. The capabilities of these satellites are compared to Navy tactical requirements and deficiencies are noted. Finally, NROSS is discussed, and a look to the future shows why, more than ever, the Navy needs NROSS. Keywords include: NROSS, Environmental satellite, Oceanographic satellite, Remote sensing, Navy space.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE SYSTEMS, *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, *TACTICAL WARFARE, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, DETECTORS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NAVY, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEANS, REMOTE DETECTORS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE