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NEETS is an acronym for United States Navy Electricity & Electronics Training Series.

The NEETS series consists of 24 modules, each covering a specific topic in the field of electricity and electronics.

Because it is a work of the US government and therefore in the Public Domain, contents of the NEETS documents may be copied verbatim without restriction. This may be useful for adding content to HVWiki without concern of copyright infringement, for reference material, and general electronics training.



The Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS) was developed for use by personnel in many electrical and electronic related Navy careers. Written by, and with the advice of, senior technicians in these ratings, this series provides beginners with fundamental electrical and electronic concepts through self-study. The presentation of this series is not oriented to any specific naval career specialty, but is divided into modules containing related information organized into traditional paths of instruction.

The series is designed to give small amounts of information that can be easily digested before advancing further into the more complex material. For a student just becoming acquainted with electricity or electronics, it is highly recommended that the modules be studied in their suggested sequence. While there is a listing of NEETS by module title, the following brief descriptions give a quick overview of how the individual modules flow together.


Module 1 - Introduction to Matter, Energy and Direct Current introduces the course with a short history of electricity and electronics and proceeds into the characteristics of matter, energy, and direct current (DC). It also describes some of the general safety precautions and first-aid procedures.

Module 2 - Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers is an introduction to alternating current (AC) and transformers, including basic AC theory and fundamentals of electromagnetism, inductance, capacitance, impedance, and transformers.

Module 3 - Introduction to Circuit Protection, Control and Measurement encompasses circuit breakers, fuses, and current limiters used in circuit protection, as well as the theory and use of meters as electrical measuring devices.

Module 4 - Introduction to Electrical Conductors, Wiring Techniques and Schematic Reading presents conductor usage, insulation used as wire covering, splicing, termination of wiring, soldering, and reading electrical wiring diagrams.

Module 5 - Introduction to Generators and Motors is an introduction to generators and motors, and covers the uses of AC and DC generators and motors in the conversion of electrical and mechanical energies.

Module 6 - Introduction to Electronic Emission, Tubes and Power Supplies ties the first five modules together in an introduction to vacuum tubes and vacuum-tube power supplies.

Module 7 - Introduction to Solid-State Devices and Power Supplies is similar to module 6, but it is in reference to solid-state devices.

Module 8 - Introduction to Amplifiers

Module 9 - Introduction to Wave-Generation and Wave-Shaping Circuits

Module 10 - Introduction to Wave Propagation, Transmission Lines and Antennas

Module 11 - Microwave Principles explains microwave oscillators, amplifiers, and waveguides.

Module 12 - Modulation Principles

Module 13 - Introduction to Number Systems and Logic Circuits presents the fundamental concepts of number systems, Boolean algebra, and logic circuits, all of which pertain to digital computers.

Module 14 - Introduction to Microelectronics covers microelectronics technology and miniature and micro miniature circuit repair.

Module 15 - Principles of Synchros, Servos and Gyros provides the basic principles, operations, functions, and applications of synchro, servo, and gyro mechanisms.

Module 16 - Introduction to Test Equipment

Module 17 - Radio-Frequency Communications Principles

Module 18 - Radar Principles

Module 19 - The Technician's Handbook is a handy reference of commonly used general information, such as electrical and electronic formulas, color coding, and naval supply system data.

Module 20 - Master Glossary is the glossary of terms for the series.

Module 21 - Test Methods and Practices

Module 22 - Introduction to Digital Computers

Module 23 - Magnetic Recording is an introduction to the use and maintenance of magnetic recorders and the concepts of recording on magnetic tape and disks.

Module 24 - Introduction to Fiber Optics

The entire series is approximately 56MB, in 24 Adobe PDF documents that are each 100-400 pages in length. You can save these files directly to your computer without opening them by right-clicking on the link then select "Save Target As".

Public Domain

The NEETS modules are an unclassified work of the US government released under DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: “Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.”

This statement may only be used on unclassified technical documents that have been cleared for public release by competent authority under public affairs directives. Documents marked with Distribution Statement A are assumed to be placed in the public domain; therefore, any technical data contained in or revealed by such documents are no longer subject to export controls. DOD directive 5230.25–PH


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