During the last decade there has been a technology shift in marine power and propulsion systems from mechanical solutions to diesel-electric propulsion involving advanced computer-based control systems partly or fully integrated with each others.
The ba sis for the application of the project is the need to develop and improve the knowledge needed for design, testing, verification, simulation and diagnosis of partly and fully integrated electrical power, automation and positioning systems on ships.
In th e project it will be developed mathematical models and dynamic system simulators of integrated power and automation systems consisting of machinery systems (diesel engines, turbines, etc.), power plant, distribution network and consumers including all rel evant control and management systems. Such simulators will be used for the key tasks of the project, i.e. verification, diagnosis and system analysis.
The multidisciplinary research team consists of personnel from two different research groups at NTNU; M arine Control Group in the Department of Marine Technology and the Department of Engineering Cybernetics. The research will be carried out in close cooperation with leading competence centers at DNV and Marine Cybernetics. In particular, DNV will provide a dedicated hospitality program where researchers and students of the research project will have the possibility to spend time at DNV.