Naval Power Systems, technology development, Ship Design and Construction

Finite Inertia Power Systems Expertise

Expert in design and development of finite inertia power systems, such shipboard,offshore and micro-grids.

  • Created a comprehensive Naval Power Systems Technology Development Roadmap (NPS-TDR) to facilitate coordination of technology investment across government, industry and academia.
  • Directed power system feasibility studies for insertion advanced sensors and weapons into US warships including a high power ballistic missile defense radar, electromagnetic rail guns and solid-state laser weapons.
  • Developed novel design solutions for hybrid electric drive backfit into the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class destroyers. Created life-cycle cost models incorporating both part-load efficiencies and operational profiles that demonstrated multi-million dollar fuel savings potential for this technology.  As a direct result of these studies, the US Navy has awarded a $119M contract to implement hybrid drive on 35 ships.
  • Led a team of engineers in the development of the U.S. Navy’s Integrated Power System (IPS) Full Scale Advanced Development test program.  This $200M effort included designing, procuring and testing state of the art hardware and control software for advanced naval electric power and propulsion systems.  The success of this development program resulted in the selection of IPS to power the US Navy’s DDG-1000 destroyer as well as the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
  • Completed an evaluation of Silicon-Carbide power electronics technology for shipboard applications for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).