Monday, July 3rd, 2023
This week we are delighted to welcome Ian Hazel CEng CMarEng FIMarEST to Steller Systems.
Ian Hazel is a highly experienced Chartered Marine Engineer with experience at the highest levels of technical management following a distinguished career in the Royal Navy.
Ian joins us as Chief Marine Engineer, responsible for our growing Marine Engineering sector in the uncrewed, surface ships and submarine domains. Ian will be based in our office in Hamble on the south coast.
Due to increasing demand for our services, Steller Systems is currently recruiting marine engineers, naval architects and systems engineers at all grades located in either Hamble or Gloucestershire. Please see our careers page for details.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023
The Navy Leaders Combined Naval Event 2023 kicks off today in Farnborough. If you’re visiting then please come and meet Steller Systems’ team on stand D-25 to talk about our work on uncrewed vessels, combatants, amphibious ships and fast craft, as well as our ground-breaking technologies in naval damage control, launch and recovery, and AI-optimised ship design.
We look forward to welcoming our current and future customers and partners.
Thursday, May 11th, 2023
Steller Systems’ Paul Gliddon will be presenting at the UK NEST Conference on “Achieving Artificial Intelligence at Scale in the Naval Domain” next week.
Paul will be presenting Steller Systems’ approach to using Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning Technology to find optimal, low drag hull form shapes, focussing on reducing both ship build and operational costs. Using this approach, millions of shapes of hull forms can be efficiently analysed leading to game-changing resistance reductions. A recent task to optimise a future frigate hull form showed the extent of the potential savings; a 32% reduction in resistance at cruise speed (16 knots) and for the same hull a 22% reduction in resistance at top speed (24 knots).
The conference takes place at the SS Great Britain in Bristol on the 17th May.
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
In less than 2 weeks’ time, Steller Systems will be exhibiting at the Navy Leaders Combined Naval Event 2023. If you’re attending then please come and talk to us on stand D25 about our work on uncrewed vessels, combatants, amphibious ships and fast craft, as well as our ground-breaking technologies in naval damage control, launch and recovery, and AI-optimised ship design.
The event, which incorporates conferences on Future Surface Fleet, Surface Fleet Technology, Submarine Technology, Underwater Defence & Security and Naval Damage Control, takes place in Farnborough, UK from 23rd to 25th May 2023. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 1,500 attendees from over 50 countries.
We look forward to welcoming our current and future customers and partners.
Tuesday, March 28th, 2023
Steller Systems is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Navy Leaders Combined Naval Event 2023. The event, which incorporates conferences on Future Surface Fleet, Surface Fleet Technology, Submarine Technology, Underwater Defence & Security and Naval Damage Control, takes place in Farnborough, UK from 23rd to 25th May 2023.
This year’s event is expected to attract more than 1,500 attendees from over 50 countries.
We look forward to welcoming our current and future customers and partners at stand D25.
Monday, March 20th, 2023
Steller Systems’ team continues to grow, with us welcoming Myca Morales to the team this week. Myca is a Naval Architect with more than four years’ experience in the defence industry including conducting build assurance activities for new vessels. Myca also brings with her experience of the offshore oil and gas industry. She will be joining our team at our Nailsworth head office.
Myca joins us at a busy time for Steller Systems, and is already supporting some of our projects in the surface ship and uncrewed vessel sectors.
Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
Earlier this week Steller Systems’ Alec Lynn-Rodgers and Amy Potter visited Newcastle University, delivering a guest lecture sharing valuable industry knowledge on the engineering lifecycle, specifically the transition away from the traditional design spiral towards a digital thread.
In addition, the pair spoke to Marine Technology Students across all stages about Steller Systems’ tailored Graduate Scheme. As a former graduate of Newcastle University, Amy was able to share her experience of the Graduate Scheme first-hand. Read about Amy’s experiences here.
If you would like to discuss a position on the scheme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Steller Systems is also open to offering student placements, whether that be a summer placement or a year in industry.
Monday, February 13th, 2023
At Steller Systems we’re always on the look out for great people to join our team conducting varied and interesting work. Here are a few of the things we’ve been doing recently:
👉 Conducted tank trials of a damage control system that will save lives
👉 Created a hull optimisation tool using AI techniques that will significantly improve fuel efficiency
👉 Worked on an advanced survivability, escape and evacuation system that will improve safety
👉 Built and tested functioning scale prototypes of uncrewed vessels
👉 Designed an innovative launch and recovery system for uncrewed vessels
👉 Developed our designs for an uncrewed vessel and an innovative landing craft
👉 Attended and presented at conferences worldwide
👉 Given presentations at three leading universities
👉 Won awards from our customers
👉 Mentored staff through their graduate schemes and chartership applications
If you’re a naval architect or marine engineer and love the challenge of solving difficult problems, then please contact us.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Technology is transforming the way that companies approach tough optimisation challenges, and Steller Systems is incorporating new, technically advanced methods into early stage hull design in ways not seen in some marine sectors before.
Deep Learning Surrogates (DLS) are just one Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that is already increasing the speed and effectiveness of automated design optimisation. The approach is based on other AI models like those that have been key to many other difficult computing problems, from tracking trends in the stock market to image recognition.
By using Deep Learning Surrogates to explore the entire design space and generating millions of combinations of hull shapes it stands to reason how significant savings can be realised. A recent task to optimise a future frigate hull form showed the extent of the potential savings. A 32% reduction in resistance at cruise speed (16 knots) and for the same hull 22% reduction in resistance at top speed (24 knots) was achieved. Putting this into perspective, this allows the designers to save 5 megawatts from a 30 megawatt drive train – showing how large the savings can be.
For more details, see here.
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023
Steller Systems has been awarded a contract by the Defence and Security Accelerator to develop an innovative damage control system for ships.
Changes to platform design and operation, steady reductions in crew numbers and the accelerating move to uncrewed, autonomous vessels mean that new approaches are required to ensure that damage control measures can continue to be successfully achieved.
Under this contract, Steller Systems will design, build and test a prototype system that can be permanently installed or rapidly deployed on a ship in the event of damage.
The work will be based upon Steller Systems’ extensive experience of naval and commercial vessel damage stability, providing emergency response naval architecture support to Royal Navy vessels, designing uncrewed vessels and rapid prototyping using innovative techniques.
Steller Systems’ team of naval architects and marine engineers relish technical challenges and developing innovative solutions. Due to a number of recent contract awards we are currently recruiting talented individuals at all levels. For more detail please visit our careers page.
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