FL.E.E.T. provides navies with the ability to assess, manage and control the electromagnetic characteristics of a naval fleet throughout its lifecycle from the initial design stage through to final decommissioning. The topside configuration of a proposed or current vessel can be modeled in 3D software to provide predictions for RCS and IR signatures as well as electromagnetic engineering (EME) issues such as compatibility/interference (EMC/EMI) and radiation hazards (RadHaz). These can be produced for new designs as well as for any planned modifications to existing vessels.
The electromagnetic simulation and design software is backed up by a suite of mobile state of the art measurement systems which provide accurate validation of the RCS, IR and EME models and predictions. These measurement systems can be used to perform periodic checks which allow the detection of any degradation in electromagnetic performance.
FL.E.E.T. allows all the resulting data, predictions and measurements to be stored in a central database. This provides an up to date record and a history of the electromagnetic configuration and performance of all the vessels in a fleet from their initial design phases through to their eventual decommissioning. This knowledge results in a greater understanding of the capability of each vessel and the suitability for particular missions to be better assessed, leading to increased probability of mission success and improved survivability.
FL.E.E.T. is an integrated modular system which comprises a software suite for modeling and simulation, a set of high technology measurement systems and the Electronic Fleet Management (E.F.M.) central database.
The EFM database lies at the heart of FL.E.E.T. and ties together the prediction software and the measurement hardware. It uses and processes the simulated and measured data, compares results across different ships or different phases of a ship’s life cycle and provides timetables and scheduling for control and maintenance as well as design drivers for new units drawing on existing data and knowledge.
The software suite, Ship Electromagnetic Design Framework (Ship EDF) consists of four individual modules: Ship EDF-RCS, Ship EDF-IR, Ship EDF-EME and Ship EDF-Below Deck. Ship EDF provides a design environment which makes use of advanced electromagnetic solvers as well as proven analytical, computational and design procedures. It provides support from the early conceptual design stage, through the design and construction stages to the final acceptance tests as well as later in a ships life when designs are being made for refits or refurbishments.
The measurement systems are similarly dedicated: NADIR Radar and NADIR Planar Scanner for RCS, ZENITH for IR and AZIMUTH for EME. These allow navies to test their ships throughout their lifetimes to provide early detection and measurement of any changes to their electromagnetic environment.
FL.E.E.T.’s E.F.M. database provides navies with a complete picture of the electromagnetic capabilities and parameters of each individual ship in a fleet. This includes information on each ship’s history and how their performance has changed over time due to configuration changes and general performance degradation. This helps to assess the impact of any work on a ship and whether it is advantageous to perform the same work on other vessels of the same class. It also helps designers understand the performance characteristics of individual features and materials which aids them when designing new vessels, refits and refurbishments.
Further benefits of FL.E.E.T. include:
- Synergy between simulation and measurement
- Expandable modular system comprised of individual stand-alone components
- A fully integrated approach
- Arbitrated data exchange among systems
- Project history which also maintains a dichotomy between working data and certified data
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