Steller Systems’ Staff Win Patron’s Award & Sir Donald Gosling Award at INEC 2020

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Congratulations to Steller Systems’ team who won two awards at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference organised by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Rick Goddard & Harry Thompson were named winners of the prestigious Patron’s Award, alongside co-authors Steve Marshall (from the UK Ministry of Defence), James Schofield and David Menzies (from Survivability Consulting Limited).  Their paper, ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ presented an exciting new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, as well as newly-developed tools to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

William Edge and co-authors Kate Walsh (from Thales) & Colin Field (from Rolls-Royce) were awarded the third place Sir Donald Gosling Award for the best paper by authors under 36.  Their paper, ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’, discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales TX Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Steller Systems’ other paper, ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple & Very Complex’ by Simon Binns, Kit Harris & George Payne, was also nominated for the Patron’s Award.

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Congratulations to the team!

Steller Systems at INEC 2020

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Don’t miss Steller Systems’ presentations on the theme of Disruptive Technologies at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC), which takes place online from 5th-9th October:

Simon Binns will be presenting ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple and Very Complex’. The paper describes design challenges and a design methodology that applies light-touch SE principles to vehicle design development, illustrated by a design which provides a balance of cost, complexity, and capability.

William Edge will be presenting ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’ alongside Thales and Rolls-Royce. The paper discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales Tx Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Rick Goddard will be presenting ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ alongside the UK Ministry of Defence and Survivability Consulting Limited. The team presents a new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, and newly-developed tools that can be used to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

Steller Systems Welcomes Alex Pardoe to the Team

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Steller Systems is pleased to welcome Alex Pardoe to the team as a Graduate Naval Architect.  Alex is already well-known to us, having conducted a summer placement last year, where he impressed the team with his naval architecture skills, attitude and enthusiasm.

Alex joins us at a time of growth for the company.  Despite the industry-wide challenges of the last few months, Steller Systems has continued, uninterrupted, to provide naval architecture and marine engineering support to our growing range of customers.  In recent months Steller Systems has won major new contracts in both the surface and subsurface domains, as well as a contract to build a scale functioning demonstrator of our autonomous unmanned vessel WRAITH.

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are currently looking for naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers to join our teams working in the surface ship, submarine and unmanned vehicle domains.  The roles will be based either in our Grade II listed offices located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Nailsworth, or at our South Coast office in Fareham, Hampshire.

Steller Systems offers a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge.  We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly. Please see our Careers page for more details.

Steller Systems Awarded Contract to Build Scale Demonstrator of Unique Unmanned Vessel

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Steller Systems has been awarded a contract from Future Commando Force, through the MOD’s Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA), to build a scale, functioning demonstrator of its ground-breaking unmanned maritime vessel design. 

The full-sized autonomous platform, WRAITH, will provide significantly enhanced flexibility and capability for maritime forces.  Building on previous development conducted under DASA funding, Steller Systems’ team of naval architects and marine engineers will design and build a demonstrator to be used to test and validate the platform’s capabilities and its unique CONOPS in order to demonstrate the platform’s wide utility to UK Defence.

The Defence & Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK Defence and security quickly and effectively.

Coronavirus

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Steller Systems is continuing to operate normally during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our team of naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers continue to support our valued customers at this difficult time in accordance with government guidance. Please contact us as normal on 01453 707717 or on enquiries@stellersystems.co.uk if we can be of any assistance.

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