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59 -- Ship Propulsion and Power Systems

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541710 — Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
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Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research, ONR, CODE ONR-02 875 North Randolph St., Suite 1425, Arlington, VA, 22203-1995, UNITED STATES
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The Office of Naval Research and Naval Sea Systems Command are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) and scheduling an Industry Workshop to fulfill the requirements set forth below. The Chief of Naval Operations has directed the Naval Sea Systems Command to evaluate the Navy need for emerging Integrated Power System technologies and to guide the development and transition of technology to the fleet. The Navy has developed and is in the process of deploying first generation Integrated Power Systems (IPS) on numerous ships classes. Systems include full electric propulsion, such as DDG 1000 and T-AKE, partial electric propulsion, such as LHD-8, and mechanical propulsion ships with innovative electric mission systems such as CVN 78 and SSN 23. The Navy is in the process of issuing contracts to four shipbuilders who will work interactively to evaluate the Navy?s open system architecture for the Next Generation Integrated Power System (NGIPS) and provide recommendations to maximize opportunities for common component development. The shipbuilders will use the findings of the NGIPS Navy Working Groups and work under the Alternate Nuclear Power System (ANPS) to build upon the Navy?s architecture. The contractor(s) will recommend changes to the Navy?s NGIPS technical architecture consisting of a functional description of a platform-independent system of power and propulsion modules suitable for application to the following Navy ship types, a surface combatant, a submarine, an expeditionary warfare ship, an aircraft carrier, and a littoral combat ship. Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (COMNAVSEA), has chartered a Next Generation IPS (NGIPS) Flag Level Steering Board to provide guidance and oversight for NGIPS to support transformational warfighting through improved Integrated Power System technology while ensuring system commonality and the enabling of electric weapons and sensors. This Flag board has directed that industry ?buy-in? should be obtained for next generation IPS technical architectures and technology options. The purpose of the Peer Review Team Workshop described below is to obtain industry and equipment supplier input to development of options for the Next Generation Integrated Power Systems technical architecture development. The Office of Naval Research is gathering and evaluating information regarding current technologies and equipment, and research and development efforts underway having shipboard propulsion and power implications. Key areas of interest are energy conversion, electric propulsion, power conversion, power generation, power distribution and energy storage. This announcement requests non-proprietary concepts and data for systems and equipment that can populate Integrated Power and Weapon Systems alternative architectures. This undertaking is expected to serve as part of the foundation for developing a roadmap for U.S. Navy propulsion power and energy science and technology and research and development. We request industry leaders and innovators across the spectrum to provide non-proprietary survey information for systems/equipment you are operating, manufacturing, or developing which could benefit the NGIPS ship technical architecture development as described. Responses to this request for information should be submitted by March 26 in the form of a short 1-2 page white paper. Opportunity for submission of specific proprietary information will be discussed at the workshop. In addition to this request for a response for technical information, a Peer Review Team Workshop will be held on April 5-6, 2007, to allow all interested contractors, HM&E and combat system integrators and university representatives to respond to Navy-led briefings and discussions and provide input to these NGIPS technical architecture studies in breakout sessions. Many briefings to be presented at this event will be considered to fall under export control and Distribution Statement "D" (Critical Technology) restrictions. Therefore only Department of Defense (DoD) and DoD contractor personnel who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are authorized to attend. The Navy?s desire is to obtain input from system integration firms and organizations possessing advanced component technology. Any other U.S. requests shall be referred to the point of contact below. Additional workshop information is provided below. This NGIPS Peer Review Team Workshop is scheduled for 5 and 6 April 2006 and will commence at 1200 hrs on April 5 and end at 1400 hrs on April 6. This schedule is intended to follow the Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2007, which ends on April 5. The location for this event is: Alion Science and Technology Office, 1100 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20003. Submittals: Please fax or e mail your survey responses by March 30 to the POC noted below. Information provided in response to this RFI shall be non proprietary. For Industry Day attendees, please call POC below to RSVP. Please RSVP no later than 26 March, 2007. The Point of Contact for both Survey and NGIPS Peer Review Team Workshop RSVP is: Mr. Larry Kneessi, Alion Science and Technology, Phone 571-227-6944, Fax 571-227-6300, E-mail: kneesss@onr.navy.mil. Workshop Information: Title: Next Generation Integrated Power System Peer Review Team Workshop Date: April 5 and 6, 2007, Location: Alion Science and Technology, 1100 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Workshop Purpose: 1.) Per direction of NGIPS Flag Board, get industry ?buy in? for next generation IPS technical architectures and technology options. 2.) Obtain industry and equipment supplier input to development of options for next generation integrated power systems technical architectures. Avoid limiting technical options prematurely. 3.) Identify (non-proprietary) technical alternatives for NGIPS architecture modules and interfaces. 3.) Provide equipment suppliers an opportunity to identify potential applications for their technology in NGIPS. Workshop Format: All discussion at this workshop will be open, non-proprietary, 1.) Background presentations 2.) NGIPS technical architecture update and plans 3.) Shipbuilder perspective 4.) Emerging technologies 5.) Technical architecture options and breakout sessions 6.) Wrap up Agenda: April 5, 2007 1200 ? 1230 Check-in 1230 - Mr. Lynn Petersen, ONR -- Welcome, Administrative items, Agenda, Ground rules and expectations for this workshop and breakout sessions (Non- proprietary, etc.) 1300 -Presentation: Capt. Norbert Doerry, NAVSEA 05D, ?Open System Architecture as Applied to NGIPS? (Including definition of ?Technical Architecture?) 1345 - Presentations: Mr. Dave Clayton, NAVSEA 05Z 1.) Overview of Open System Architecture development for NGIPS?update since previous Industry Day 2.) Schedule, activities, plans and participants for NGIPS architecture development and technology assessment 1430 - Break 1445 - Shipbuilder Perspective: Process and Plans for NGIPS Technical Architecture Development, Dave Clayton, NAVSEA 05Z?Moderator, 1.) General Dynamics?EB, BIW, 2.) Northrup-Grumman Ship Systems 1530 - Electric Weapons and Topside Sensors Perspective: Lynn Petersen--Moderator 1530 - Presentation: Capt. David Kiel, Electric Weapons 1600 - Presentation: Dr. Chip Grounds, ONR 31, Top Side Sensors 1630 - ONR perspective: Lynn Petersen, ONR 331, Emerging Electric Power Technologies and ONR investment areas 1700 - Discussion: Lynn Petersen, ONR, Expectations and ground rules for industry input at this workshop and breakout sessions 1715 - Adjourn April 6, 2007 0800 - Dave Clayton, NAVSEA 05Z, Input for Breakout Sessions 1.) Discussion of alternative technical architecture options and some key technical issues 0830 - Industry comments and questions for presenters: John Amy?Moderator 0900 - Breakout Sessions: Breakout session guidance and expectations, Lynn Petersen, ONR, Breakout Sessions *(see note below) 1.) High Voltage DC Architecture, Dave Clayton?Moderator 2.) High Frequency AC Architecture, Capt. Norbert Doerry?Moderator 3.) Alternative Architecture(s), Lynn Petersen and John Amy?Moderators 1030 - Break 1045 - Reconvene--Breakout Sessions 1200 - Complete Breakout Sessions, Break for Lunch 1300 - Reconvene?Breakout Session Result Summaries 1.) High Voltage DC Architecture, Dave Clayton (15 min.) 2.) High Frequency AC Architecture, Capt. Norbert Doerry (15 min.) 3.) Alternative Architecture(s), Lynn Petersen and John Amy (15 min.) 1345 - Wrap up: Lynn Petersen and Dave Clayton 1.) Request Technology Characterization Sheets from Industry 2.) Identification of key technology issues for ONR 3.) Shipbuilder technical architecture tasking 4.) Next workshop?Second Peer Review Team Workshop 1400 - Adjourn Note: The three alternative architectures to be discussed are tentatively characterized as: 1.) High Voltage DC Architecture (6 kV to 10 kV) 2.) High Frequency AC Architecture (4.16 kV to 13.8 kV, 120Hz to 240 Hz) 3.) Alternative Architecture(s) (TBD, including pulsed power)
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