November 19, 2019

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Why Electric Ships?

November 19, 2019
ME Auditorium

Dr. Norbert Doerry

Technical Director, SEA 05 Technology Group




Ship’s have incorporated electrical distribution systems beginning in the 1870s and ships designs have included electric propulsion since 1903.  This lecture will describe why designers of different types of ships, both commercial and naval, have elected to use electric drive, and why the United States Navy may find Integrated Power Systems beneficial on future warships. 



Dr. Norbert Doerry is the Technical Director of the NAVSEA SEA 05 Technology Office.  In addition to leading special projects, Dr. Doerry facilitates the transition of technology from industry and academia into naval warships.  He retired from active duty in the United States Navy in 2009 as a Captain with 26 years of commissioned service, 23 years as an Engineering Duty Officer. In his final billet, he served for nearly six years as the Technical Director for Surface Ship Design. Dr. Doerry is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and MIT. He currently is focused on developing Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) Integrated Power and Energy Systems (IPES) for future warships, institutionalizing Set-Based Design within the U.S. Navy, and facilitating the introduction of flexibility and modularity features in future U.S. Navy warships.



Dr. Daniel A. Nussbaum
Naval Postgraduate School 
Chair, Energy Academic Group
Monterey CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2387
Mobile: 831-324-3228

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