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UConn Researchers Advance Submarine Power

A team of engineers led by UConn engineering professors Yang Cao and Ali Bazzi is conducting groundbreaking research on electric propulsion, moving the U.S. Navy closer to a shift in how submarines are powered. With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Energy, the researchers are developing electrical insulation for use in […]

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Full Speed Ahead: Using Additive Manufacturing to Repair Ships at Sea

When a ship runs into trouble at sea, it can be time-consuming and disruptive to take it ashore to get it fixed. A team of UConn engineers has now developed a way for a ship’s crew to pinpoint the exact location of any mechanical trouble on board and, instead of taking the ship offline for […]

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UConn Professor Finds New Way to Test Submarine Parts for Vibration

By Julia Bergman, Day staff writer It goes without saying that being able to move around quietly is key to a submarine’s stealth. The Navy has continued to develop ways to make submarines more stealthy such as quieter machinery and a new hull coating to better absorb sound. And now, a University of Connecticut professor […]

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Submarine Engineers Simulate Real-Time Conditions to Test Key Components

Existing laboratory test methods don’t allow submarine engineers to test how a motor will vibrate in real-world conditions on a ship at sea, so designers take the conservative approach to prepare for the worst. But a team of UConn engineers has developed a method to test vibrating, manufactured components, using actuators and shake tables, sensors, and […]

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Congressman Courtney Comes to UConn

U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) visited the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus last week to meet with researchers from the School of Engineering and tour several of the University’s state-of-the-art research centers. “Congressman Courtney is a dedicated advocate of higher education and UConn is very grateful for his longstanding support,” said Provost and Executive Vice […]

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UConn Professor Finds New Way to Test Submarine Parts for Vibration

By Julia Bergman Day staff writer It goes without saying that being able to move around quietly is key to a submarine’s stealth. The Navy has continued to develop ways to make submarines more stealthy such as quieter machinery and a new hull coating to better absorb sound. And now, a University of Connecticut professor […]

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Designing a Smart Sensor Network for Tracking Submarines

By Office of the Vice President for Research | Original Article at UConn Today A team of UConn engineers is developing an energy-efficient “smart sensor network” to track targets of interest, such as the proximity of enemy submarines or ships to Navy vessels. The U.S. Navy currently uses underwater Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor […]

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Institute to help bulk up ‘Silicon Valley of undersea warfare,’ officials say

By Julia Bergman, Day staff writer Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel once called southeastern New England “the Silicon Valley of undersea warfare.” That vision is shared by the two major public universities in Connecticut and Rhode Island and submarine manufacturer Electric Boat, who have partnered to create a new institute that will develop a new […]

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Undersea Manufacturing Ecosystem Taking Shape In Groton

By Rebecca Lurye, Hartford Courant In a warehouse between the Poquonnock River and Groton’s Army National Guard base, engineers tinker with a vessel worn and weathered from months at sea. It’s a Wave Glider, an unmanned craft the shape of a surfboard and equipped with artificial intelligence and sonar sensors that trail along 20 feet […]

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Institute created to spur developments in undersea vehicles

By JENNIFER McDERMOTT, AP News PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two public universities have partnered with a U.S. Navy contractor to research undersea vehicle technology and train people to work in the field. The University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island and submarine manufacturer General Dynamics Electric Boat established the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology […]

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