Amy Potter Joins the Team

This week Steller Systems welcomes the newest member of our team, Amy Potter. Amy is a Graduate Naval Architect and joins us from Newcastle University where she achieved a First Class degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Amy joins Steller Systems at a busy time and will be supporting our projects in the surface ships and submarine domains, including the build of a scale demonstrator of one of Steller Systems’ unique unmanned vehicle designs.

Steller Systems Welcomes Andrew Fay

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that Andrew Fay has joined the team as Principal Marine Engineer.

Andrew brings with him diverse experience of vessel design, construction and operation, from the defence, oil and gas and superyacht industries. Andrew will be supporting the growing team working on surface ship, submarine and unmanned vessel projects.

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are currently looking for naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers to join our team. Steller Systems offers a varied and 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.

Welcome to the team Andrew!

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

If you would like to join our innovative, high-quality team, please visit our careers page.

Congratulations to the team!

TX Ship at DSEI

Steller Systems was pleased to welcome so many distinguished guests to our stand at DSEI 2019, including valued customers, partners and suppliers. 

Many of our visitors were interested in TX Ship, the ground-breaking multi-role design developed in partnership with Thales.  The vessel, which was officially launched at the start of the week, is designed to operate unmanned, but with the intention of operating as a lean-manned vessel in the first instance. 

Thanks to our partners at Digital Catapult, visitors to our stand were able to virtually ‘walk through’ the ship using VR technology, to see how the ship has been designed to “transition” from a 15-crew lean-manned vessel to fully unmanned, as confidence in unmanned operations increases.

Many thanks to all that visited our stand; if you weren’t able to visit us and would like to hear more about TX Ship, or how Steller Systems can support your programmes with naval architecture, marine engineering and systems engineering support, then please contact us

Explore TX Ship at DSEI 2019

Visitors to DSEI 2019, the world-leading defence and security event taking place this week in London, have been exploring our innovative design for TX Ship, developed in partnership with Thales.  The design, which was officially launched at DSEI’s Maritime Capability Conference on Monday, is designed to operate unmanned, but with the intention of operating as a lean-manned vessel in the first instance.  Successful and continued operation of TX Ship will allow confidence in the platform to be gained, allowing navies to eventually “transition” to an unmanned regime. 

Visitors to Steller Systems’ stand are able to visualise the vessel using Virtual Reality technology, thanks to our partner Digital Catapult which has helped bring the design to life. 

TX Ship is a fully sensorised, multi-role trimaran, capable of operating at reach, alone or as part of a task group. The ship possesses an unusual high capacity, fully-automated mission bay capable of hosting and deploying a large number, and multiple types, of manned or unmanned mission packages. 

Please visit Steller Systems’ stand (N6-401) and Thales’ stand (S6-100) for more details, or to discuss how Steller Systems’ team of naval architects, marine engineers and systems engineers can support your programmes with innovative concept design, design-stage analysis and technical support to in-service vessels.