Our research, although not funded by the Navy, supports the Navy’s envisioned "Great Green Fleet", with less dependence on fossil fuels, more use of alternative fuels, and enhanced efficiency. Success by the Navy will help it achieve its mission while reducing both fuel cost and the effects of the uncertainty of international fossil fuel sources.
See the following study summaries:
Electric Load Distribution
Superconductor-based Machines for Marine Propulsion
High Efficiency HVAC for Marine Vessels
Diesel Generator Set Optimization for Marine Transportation
Biodiesel Issues and Utilization for Marine Diesel Engines
Evaluation of the Benefits of Large-Scale Energy Storage using Sodium-Sulfur Batteries for Marine Transportation
Additional studies have been completed and will be available soon. These include ship lighting, air cavity ship technology, hull coatings, wind power, roll stabilization, superconductivity, and photovoltaics.
John D. Herbst