Accession Number : ADA327166

Title :   A Virtual Test Bed for PEBB-Based Ship Power Systems, Volume 2.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV COLUMBIA DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Dougal, Roger

PDF Url : ADA327166

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 246

Abstract : The Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB) will enable the Navy to meet DoD and Navy goals of reduced manning, reduced cost, increased effectiveness and enhanced survivability by allowing radically new architectures for shipboard power systems. Since these new architectures cannot be based on historic design precedents and time and field tested design rules, extensive prototyping and testing are necessary. These prototypes are used to validate the designs and to define the operational envelope, in both intact and damaged conditions. The use of virtual prototypes, rather than hardware prototypes, allows the U.S. Navy to maintain its technological superiority by exploiting its dominant position with respect to information technologies. The Virtual Test Bed (VTB) provides a unique capability for virtual prototyping of PEBB devices and of PEBB based electric power systems by integrating into a single simulation environment models that have been produced in a variety of simulation languages by a diversified and multi-technical design team.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *TEST BEDS, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *VIRTUAL REALITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ALGORITHMS, PROTOTYPES, SHIPBOARD, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION, COMPUTER NETWORKS, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, SIMULATION LANGUAGES, MACHINE TRANSLATION, STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING, DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE