Driving Innovation The Technology Strategy Board UK Marine competition briefing days – Scope detail Stephen HartMark Glover12th January 2011
Vessel Efficiency Competition - Scope• Business led, industrial research• TRL level – 4-6, 3-7 for exceptional circumstances• Themes: - not exhaustive• Weight optimisation; – Light weight or lower carbon and more corrosion resistant materials – Structural optimization, e.g. by modeling and FEA, and use of alternative materials and construction techniques – Reductions in ballasting weight• Smart materials – Smart and multifunctional materials e.g. radar (shielding for security or increasing signal returns for safety), antennae, sensors, energy storage, energy harvesting, morphing materials for hulls and propellers – Embedding sensors – Anti-fouling and low friction coatings to include hull, shafts, drives, rudders, propellers and other appendages – Marine applications for drag reduction materials /systems
Vessel Efficiency Competition - Scope• Positioning and communications; – Space and satellite communication systems – Self mooring systems / positioning and docking – Pseudo dynamic positioning – through electronic controls and integration – Better interfaces for ease of use of complex on-board systems – Advanced smart, intuitive and easy to use navigation systems – Cost efficiencies in communication and positioning systems• Autonomous sensing, avionics and advanced navigation; – Autonomous systems (above, on, and underwater), including remote command and control – Tide, weather and current monitoring for optimized vessel trim, routing and navigation – Next generation trim and stability controls for energy efficiency and safety – Efficient Human interface with systems - including user adaptable information to encourage operational efficiencies.
Vessel Efficiency Competition - Scope• Smart green propulsion and alternative low carbon / emission systems – Electric propulsion – advanced propulsion motors, magnetic drives and controllers – Mechanical energy storage devices – Power management systems – Electric drives including variable speed pumps and fans – Intelligent thermal management – heat produced and captured – Variable speed transmissions for optimized matching of engine output to power and propulsion load requirements – Hybrids; series / parallel – including ferry and port operations (e.g. tugs, pilots) – Engine exhaust after treatment – NOx, SOx e.g. for Marpol AnnexVI compliance – Prime movers – combination of engine, heat and power recovery (CHP) – Developing propulsion and energy generation systems for alternative fuels – Monitoring and reducing/capturing emissions
Vessel Efficiency Competition - Scope• Vessel design and engineering – Hydrodynamics – Improved efficiency of manufacturing processes – e.g. automated composite layup and fibre replacement, modular and kitted assemblies, and processes to reduce material consumption, waste, energy use and carbon emissionsCriteria• Is the applicant in scope – are there areas that match the scoping document• Business led - Minimum of two partners – collaboration• Demonstrate supply chain / SME development• 5% efficiency improvement for existing vessel with 25% for future vessels• Dissemination plan for market exploitation• Value for money