Steller Systems Signs MOU with Sonardyne

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with underwater defence company Sonardyne to supply and integrate platform sensor solutions for one of Steller Systems’ uncrewed marine vehicles.

This collaboration with Sonardyne will ensure that Steller Systems’ ground-breaking vessel design will benefit from Sonardyne’s world-leading sensor and navigation solutions.

Steller Systems has developed an extensive portfolio of surface and subsurface UXV designs for a number of clients to meet specific mission requirements, as well as UXV launch and recovery systems.

Innovation in Uncrewed Vehicles

Steller Systems has recently completed another UXV design for an innovative and forward-looking client. The team at Steller Systems has experience of approaching UXV design from all angles:

✅    Thought leadership – we have helped develop UXV roadmaps and strategies and presented peer-reviewed papers at leading industry conferences.

✅    Horizon scanning – we have researched emerging technologies that can be used in UXVs and developed blue-sky designs to inform investment decisions.

✅     Concept design – we have an extensive portfolio of surface and subsurface UXVs for a number of clients to meet specific mission requirements, as well as our own designs WRAITH, SPOOK, SPECTRE and EIDOLON.

✅     Build and rapid prototyping – we have employed innovative production techniques, used sustainable materials to minimise environmental impact through life, and conducted highly successful in-water trials.

✅     Development of UXV Launch & Recovery Systems – including cutting-edge research in collaboration with the US Navy’s NUWC.

✅     Design of vessels specifically optimised for the operation of UXVs – including our light frigate design SPARTAN, and an optionally-manned TX SHIP designed in partnership with Thales to help navies transition to unmanned operations.

Steller Systems at INEC 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:

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 Awarded Contract to Build Scale Demonstrator of Unique Unmanned Vessel

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.

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