A superconducting electrical propulsion system design for a hypothetical Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vehicle has been simulated as an aid in evaluating the transient performance of full scale superconducting propulsion machinery. The twin-screw SWATH vehicle, which is propelled by identical port and starboard gas-turbine-driven power plants, was selected as representative of full scale application because it readily illustrates the flexibility of machinery arrangement available with electric drive systems. The basic power plant configuration is described and preliminary simulation results discussed. The simulation covers a range of ship maneuvers which comprise the mission profile adopted for this vehicle. The discussion includes suggestions for system operating procedures and associated control requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Robey, H N
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM