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Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

James E. Ames, IV


The AEGIS Weapons System (AWS), part of the AEGIS Combat System (ACS), is an integral part of the defense system on U.S. Navy AEGIS-class ships. AEGIS Data Analysis and Reduction (ADAR) has been developed to assist in the evaluation of the AWS data. ADAR, along with the AWS and ACS, has evolved through the years to accommodate advances in technology and computer programming languages. Additionally, ADAR has evolved so that users located at sites other than the Naval Surface Warfare System Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Dahlgren, Virginia, can reduce tactical system data and perform data analysis using the reduced data.

This paper is a study of the growing pains experienced by the ADAR system as it has evolved. Some of the changes affecting ADAR have included the addition of new elements to both the AWS and the ACS, the multiplication of AEGIS baselines, and the provision of portability both to a multitude of platforms and to several sites supporting the AEGIS program.


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