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!