Professor Murray Snyder conducts research of the impact of ship air wakes on rotary wing aircraft. His research includes use of a dedicated 108 foot long research vessel at the Naval Academy, where he is also a Research Professor. He also conducts associated wind tunnel testing and advanced computer simulations performed on large parallel processing computer clusters. His research vessel has a flight deck from which instrumented unmanned helicopters are flown from to collect ship air wake data off ship. Professor Snyder is a retired US Navy Captain who served on four submarines, including as Commanding Officer of USS NEVADA (SSBN 733).