Electric power system concepts for integration of advanced sensor and pulsed loads in the DDG-51 class ships
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Advanced weapons and sensors increase demand on the electric power systems of Navy surface combatants, driving the need for fully Integrated Power Systems (IPS) such as those found in the DDG-1000 Zumwalt class of ships. The goal of this paper is to introduce novel power system configurations that could potentially be integrated into future flights of the DDG-51 class to support expanded electric power system capability at reasonable cost. Two concepts are presented: the first addresses the need for additional power for advanced sensor systems and the second addresses the need for a more significant increase in capacity to support higher power electric loads.