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Download our papers from this recent naval technology event

6 December 2023

Defence and security

Our technical experts were delighted to take part in the recent two-day technical conference, Engine as a Weapon, which explored the opportunities and challenges of manufacturing, integrating and supporting complex systems and equipment at the forefront of naval technology.

We delivered industry-leading talks on a range of topics, from Autonomous Vessels to Digital Twin in Ship Design. These presentations are now available to download as papers:

The Impact of Dual Energy Saving Technologies on a Frigate’s Duties

Overview: This paper presents the outputs of a study which explored the benefits of operating with two different types of energy saving technology (EST) on BMT’s Venator 110m frigate.

Author: John Buckingham

Changing Definitions of Digital Twin in Ship Design 

Overview: This paper explores the different roles, definitions and purposes of a digital twin in an attempt to demystify the technology. By exploring different case studies and applications can we once and for all define a digital twin?

Author: Jake Rigby

Autonomous Surface Vessels and Design Availability

Overview: This paper discusses how a future proliferation of Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs) demands a different philosophy to designing for availability without the benefit of a crew continuously on hand as in the conventional sense. This paper makes the case for an even more focused and systematic treatment of availability directed at the lack of onboard support than previously considered, and a potential way forward.

Authors: Ian Savage and Eshan Rajabally

Fire Protection for Naval Autonomous Vessels 

Overview:This paper considers the nuances of fire protection requirements and functional solutions for the new generation of Naval Autonomous Surface Vessels (NASV).

Authors: Ian Savage and James Glockling

Naval Autonomous Surface Vehicle Recoverability

Overview: This paper aims to provide the goals and functional objectives against the 7 pillars of recoverability for NASVs, which provides the handrail for designs to achieve a recoverability solution appropriate for its size, cost, importance, and environment in which it operates, but always against a known baseline.

Authors: Ian Savage and Simon Bartlett

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