Shipboard Power Systems & System Resiliency

Advanced electrical power conversion and management techniques, integrated with electric propulsion will play key roles in achieving goals for energy efficiency and emissions reduction. Many of the techniques developed for microgrid system analysis and power conversion technology ashore for utilities are directly relevant to shipboard environments and are the focus of our research. We are also focused on the integration of next-generation shipboard communications, sensors and dependable software systems into these systems. Our researchers are considering the latest alternative fuel propulsion systems and how to extract the cleanest, most energy efficient performance from them.