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The All Electric Warship from Vision to Total Ship System Integration
Symposium paper rept. 26-26 Feb 2002
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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Energy weapons and advanced sensors developed to enable future Navy combatant missions could have ship service power requirements equal to or greater than propulsion. These new electric power requirements make the All Electric Warship different from combatants of the past, and Integrated Power Systems IPS will likely be required to enable these weapon and defense systems to be deployed affordably. Designing and developing cost effective power systems that meet future ship mission requirements is accomplished through a Total Ship Systems Engineering TSSE process. Navy mission needs are rarely well defined or static so it is critical that the TSSE methodology be flexible and capable of evaluating alternative emerging technologies consistently and efficiently. This same process is also utilized to define and guide the research and development necessary to ensure that the power systems will be available for Navy use. This paper will provide a brief background of Navy Integrated Power System development programs, and address the plans for ensuring that cost effective power systems are available to make the All Electric Warship a reality.
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