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Products Under Development

ESO develops integrated solutions and transitions technology to meet current, next, and future power and energy needs for all Navy platforms.  It develops and provides affordable, capable Naval power and energy system integration solutions to meet evolving customer demands by:   

  • defining common open architectures and interface standards,
  • developing common  solutions,
  • and, focusing Navy and industry investments.
ESO supports the development and transition of Naval Power and Energy Systems including power generation, power conversion, power distribution, energy storage, power utilization and automation and control functions for fully integrated electric propulsion (such as T-AKE 1 class or DDG 1000 class), hybrid electric propulsion (such as LHD 8 and LHA(R) class), as well as legacy mechanical propulsion ships (such as DDG 51 class). ESO supports optimized integration DE and other high powered mission systems, appropriate component and system controls, integration of components and systems into future and current ships, and providing power and energy system solution alternatives to new and existing platforms.

PMS 320 is developing the following advanced power & energy products to enable future warfighting that will deliver to the Fleet in the near term:

  • Advanced Power Generation Module (APGM): Developing power dense gas turbine generators to provide fuel efficient and affordable power to meet power requirements for advanced sensors and future weapons, reduce weight, and lower lifecycle costs on DDG 51 Flight III ships. .

  • Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) Power Conversion Module (PCM): Delivering a power conversion module with faster switching frequencies and higher temperature operation in a smaller footprint to enable AMDR on DDG 51 Flight III and advanced weapon systems on other ships..

  • Energy Magazine Prototype for Laser (EM-L): Currently in the manufacturing stage, this initial energy storage module prototype for mission system support was designed for near term backfit applications requiring stored energy with 450 VAC input and 650 DC output. Upon completion of factory acceptance testing, the EM-L will be delivered to Florida State University Center for Advanced Power Systems (FSU CAPS) for testing in a simulated system environment in FY 18.

  • Vacuum Circuit Breakers (VCB): PMS 320, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Naval Systems Engineering office (SEA 05), and Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia (NSWCPD) have leveraged ongoing industry investments to further the development of a low cost 4160 VAC VCB to support the Navy's DDG 51 FLT III.
  • Hybrid Electric Drive (HED): HED delivers fuel efficiency savings through decreased utilization of propulsion gas turbines for low speed operations on DDG 51 and large amphibious class ships.

  • 25MW Advanced Gas Turbine Generator (GTG): Through outreach to industry, PMS 320 is laying the technical foundation for development of a power dense, compact 12 kVDC GTG capable of fitting into engine rooms typical of ships less than 10,000 tons. With DC output, this new technology will provide faster, easier plant reconfiguration and more reliable power generation.