Vittorio Bucci and Ubaldo la Monaca take part to iTec 2017 conference in chicago to present the paper "Early-Stage Design of Integrated Power and Energy Systems for naval vessels electrification: advanced modeling using CSI". ITEC is focused on components, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies, related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation forelectric, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) aswell as heavy-duty, rail, off-road vehicles, airplanes and ships.
The paper is the result of a collaboration of two laboratories of the university of Trieste ISD Lab and EPGC Lab with the Italian Navy devoted to develop the new certification standards for navy electric plants. Inedde, the naval vessels electrification is one of the most important issues to be tackled, because not only it allows a more efficient operation, but also is considered a technological game changer. Indeed, electrification offers improved operational benefits and enables mission systems continuous upgrade. Several technologies can be used, each presenting different impact on ship performance. Thus, instruments to analyze and compare different designs must be used already during early-stage design, allowing an aware and reasoned selection. In this paper, a Computer System Integrator (CSI) software is presented and an application example is given, about the electrification of a naval logistic support ship.