Electrical design in submarines
ICCAS, September 2011. A. Olmos, NAVANTIA, A. Valderrama, SENER.
The evolution of the computer-aided design tools have moved from custom-made applications, covering separate aspects with little connection to the surrounding items, to COTS fully integrated global solutions. Electrical design is subject to benefit from the development of such integration. Submarines are considered among the most difficult vessel designs, compared only with space crafts in terms of complexity, number of occurrences and integration between systems. Along the present paper, some figures taken from the Spanish MOD´s S80 class submarine will subscribe this statement.
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