New DES systems drive a need for closer integration between a combat system and a ships own systems, including within power, cooling and Command and control (C2) areas.
· The importance of optimal and flexible integration of DES for the availability and capabilities of new systems, including the provision of secondary benefits to the ship and its systems in the form of ride-through capabilities and improved efficiency
· An overview of the challenges and opportunities that these new and future energy based system offer to the platform designer and integrator
· A review of recent, current and future activities within the UK MOD to develop solutions to these challenges
· Other current interest areas and needs within the UK MOD, including the development of platform digital twins; improving thermal management; and collaborative testing
Andrew Tate MSc CEng FIMarEST
Senior Principal Marine Systems Engineer