Steller Systems Welcomes David Pearson to its Marine Engineering Team

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Steller Systems is pleased to welcome David Pearson as a Principal Marine Engineer. David has extensive experience in naval submarine and surface ship design and in-service support, providing engineering design consultancy and project management in multidisciplinary teams. David is a Chartered Engineer, and is passionate about mentoring developing engineers.

David joins our growing Marine Engineering team, and will work alongside our naval architects and structural engineers supporting our clients in the surface, submarine and uncrewed vessel sectors.

Welcome to the team David!

Steller Systems Awarded Innovation Funding for Uncrewed Vessel

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Steller Systems has been awarded a contract from the Defence & Security Accelerator (DASA) to continue the development of its uncrewed maritime vessel WRAITH. This contract will build on the recent success of its scale functioning demonstrator, which was designed and built under DASA & Future Commando Force funding. Recently the demonstrator underwent in-water trials in front of customers and a number of VIPs, which provided a convincing demonstration of the platform’s unique CONOPS.

This latest contract will further de-risk some of the most innovative features of the design. Steller Systems will work closely with SeeByte, who are leaders in creating robust, reliable and innovative software solutions for autonomous maritime systems, and 10XL, innovators in large-scale 3D printing.

The Defence & Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security. WRAITH is a highly innovative and flexible naval asset which will provide transformational capability to the Royal Navy and Future Commando Force across a broad range of key military roles.

Innovation in Uncrewed Vehicles

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Steller Systems has recently completed another UXV design for an innovative and forward-looking client. The team at Steller Systems has experience of approaching UXV design from all angles:

✅    Thought leadership – we have helped develop UXV roadmaps and strategies and presented peer-reviewed papers at leading industry conferences.

✅    Horizon scanning – we have researched emerging technologies that can be used in UXVs and developed blue-sky designs to inform investment decisions.

✅     Concept design – we have an extensive portfolio of surface and subsurface UXVs for a number of clients to meet specific mission requirements, as well as our own designs WRAITH, SPOOK, SPECTRE and EIDOLON.

✅     Build and rapid prototyping – we have employed innovative production techniques, used sustainable materials to minimise environmental impact through life, and conducted highly successful in-water trials.

✅     Development of UXV Launch & Recovery Systems – including cutting-edge research in collaboration with the US Navy’s NUWC.

✅     Design of vessels specifically optimised for the operation of UXVs – including our light frigate design SPARTAN, and an optionally-manned TX SHIP designed in partnership with Thales to help navies transition to unmanned operations.

Steller Systems Welcomes Lester Talbot

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Steller Systems is excited to announce the newest member of its team, Lester Talbot. Lester joins us as a Senior Naval Architect and will be working with our existing team of exceptional naval architects and marine engineers on projects in the surface ship, submarine and uncrewed vehicle domains.

Steller Systems is always keen to hear from motivated individuals who are looking for a challenge. Please contact us or visit the careers page on our website for more details.

Welcome to the team Lester!

Steller Systems Welcomes the Integrated Review

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Steller Systems is pleased to see the publication of the Integrated Review. We look forward to supporting the acceleration of our Naval forces through our WRAITH Uncrewed Vehicle for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy, our survivable, multi-role modern frigate SPARTAN for the Type 32, and our Innovative Launch and Recovery Systems to enable all our ships to be able to better launch and recover the UXVs they will need to carry, as well as our support services to upgrade and extend the current fleet.

We know there is a great export future for our national capabilities and look forward to collaborating with the Royal Navy and Marines to give them the best capability to take on the challenges of the modern world.

Steller Systems Welcomes Alec Rodgers

Monday, February 1st, 2021

This week Steller Systems welcomes another new naval architect to its team. Alec Rodgers joins us as Principal Consultant and Structures Lead, co-ordinating the company’s structural engineering capability across the surface, subsurface and unmanned domains. Alec is a chartered naval architect with extensive experience of providing consultancy to the defence, shipping and small craft areas across the whole product lifecycle.

Steller Systems is currently looking for additional naval architects and marine engineers at all levels to join our team. Steller Systems offers a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. Please see our Careers page for more details.

Welcome to the team Alec!

Amy Potter Joins the Team

Monday, January 4th, 2021

This week Steller Systems welcomes the newest member of our team, Amy Potter. Amy is a Graduate Naval Architect and joins us from Newcastle University where she achieved a First Class degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Amy joins Steller Systems at a busy time and will be supporting our projects in the surface ships and submarine domains, including the build of a scale demonstrator of one of Steller Systems’ unique unmanned vehicle designs.

Steller Systems Welcomes Andrew Fay

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that Andrew Fay has joined the team as Principal Marine Engineer.

Andrew brings with him diverse experience of vessel design, construction and operation, from the defence, oil and gas and superyacht industries. Andrew will be supporting the growing team working on surface ship, submarine and unmanned vessel projects.

Due to increasing demand for our services, we are currently looking for naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers to join our team. Steller Systems offers a varied and rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge. We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly. Please see our Careers page for more details.

Welcome to the team Andrew!

Steller Systems’ Staff Win Patron’s Award & Sir Donald Gosling Award at INEC 2020

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Congratulations to Steller Systems’ team who won two awards at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference organised by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Rick Goddard & Harry Thompson were named winners of the prestigious Patron’s Award, alongside co-authors Steve Marshall (from the UK Ministry of Defence), James Schofield and David Menzies (from Survivability Consulting Limited).  Their paper, ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ presented an exciting new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, as well as newly-developed tools to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

William Edge and co-authors Kate Walsh (from Thales) & Colin Field (from Rolls-Royce) were awarded the third place Sir Donald Gosling Award for the best paper by authors under 36.  Their paper, ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’, discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales TX Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Steller Systems’ other paper, ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple & Very Complex’ by Simon Binns, Kit Harris & George Payne, was also nominated for the Patron’s Award.

If you would like to join our innovative, high-quality team, please visit our careers page.

Congratulations to the team!

Steller Systems at INEC 2020

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Don’t miss Steller Systems’ presentations on the theme of Disruptive Technologies at this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC), which takes place online from 5th-9th October:

Simon Binns will be presenting ‘Large Naval UUVs – Navigating Between Simple and Very Complex’. The paper describes design challenges and a design methodology that applies light-touch SE principles to vehicle design development, illustrated by a design which provides a balance of cost, complexity, and capability.

William Edge will be presenting ‘The Autonomous Machinery Design of TX Ship’ alongside Thales and Rolls-Royce. The paper discusses the design practices that were required to maximise propulsion, power generation and marine systems availability on the Thales Tx Ship concept when considering both lean manned and unmanned missions.

Rick Goddard will be presenting ‘A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Sinking Ships, Combining Vulnerability, Stability and Escape & Evacuation (E&E) Simulations’ alongside the UK Ministry of Defence and Survivability Consulting Limited. The team presents a new approach whereby E&E is modelled as a ship function in a survivability analysis, and newly-developed tools that can be used to conduct a combined analysis in a cost and time efficient manner.

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