Technology Of Alexandria

  • Alion & Robert Allan Team up to Deliver High Tech Research Vessel

    In the very near future, the new scientific Research Vessel Investigator will enter service for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Federal Government of Australia. Investigator went to sea for her initial sea trials in December 2013. Once deployed, Investigator will be among the quietest and most capable research vessels in the world, serving multiple, diverse scientific roles in a geographical areas spanning one-third the circumference of the globe.
    The design was developed by RALion, a joint venture between Vancouver BC Naval Architects, Robert Allan Ltd, Alion Science and Technology of Alexandria, Virginia and Alion Canada of Ottawa. The acoustic analysis, noise treatments and noise trial measurements were performed by Noise Control Engineering of the US. The vessel was launched on July 21st, 2013 and then officially named Investigator at a ceremony in Singapore in September.
    The vessel will potentially raise the bar for science vessels – here and abroad – in a sector where research vessels often emanate from platforms not originally designed for the purpose. Moreover, financial constraints for research organizations, universities and other government efforts often do not allow for the most environmentally correct equipment. Investigator changes that mindset. Described loosely as a combination of the large AGOR’s (23 & 24) class built in 1990’s and the NOAA fishery science vessels built at Halter and Marinette, the vessel’s price tag was said to be in the range of $125 million, the high end of what is typically spent on this type of vessel. That said; Investigator is a scientist’s dream platform, with virtually every bell and whistle the research community could possibly want. Investigator is classed by Lloyds Register of Shipping as a +100A1, +LMC, UMS Ice 1C IWS, EP, DP (AM) and DNV SILENT-R research vessel.
    Designed to meet the underwater radiated noise requirements of the DNV “Silent R” notation up to 11 knots, this capability allows the vessel to undertake sensitive environmental research.  A low radiated noise signature is critical for vessels engaged in fisheries and marine mammal research to avoid disturbing the habitats they are studying.  A low noise signature is also crucial to ensuring that the vessel’s large suite of scientific survey sonars has the capability to reach the greatest depths of the world’s oceans.  To meet this stringent underwater radiated noise level, a comprehensive program of noise control engineering and production practices was established. For example, all three MaK main diesel generators are double resiliently mounted on an isolation system engineered by NCE and RALion and supplied by MaK.  This mounting system is specifically designed to absorb vibration. And, the Wartsila 5-bladed propellers have a unique blade shape specially designed to be free of cavitation up to 12 knots. During the sea trial, Investigator was found to have exceeded all of her noise requirements, including radiated, habitability, and structural vibration.
    Investigator is fitted out with a full range of scientific laboratories, science and fishing winches, coring equipment, air and water sampling devices, and acoustic systems. She is capable of a variety of oceanographic operations in coastal and deep ocean areas, including the physical, chemical and biological oceanography, environmental investigations, ocean engineering and marine acoustics, coastal hydrographic survey, marine geology and geophysics, bathymetric surveys and fisheries research. An interesting feature is the vessel’s gondola and two retractable drop keels to house the extensive scientific sonar and transducer suites, supplied by Kongsberg. The vessel is fitted with a stern ramp and towing gallows to support fisheries research activities.
    The vessel potentially represents the new benchmark for global research vessels. With its Tier II engines, self contained (zero discharge at sea) sewage treatment system and other green features, it also sets a new standard for environmental stewardship, consistent with the mission of such a vessel. The vessel enters service, fully commissioned, less than three years after award of the design and construction contract; a remarkable feat given the size and complexity of this ship.
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    (As published in the March 2014 edition of Marine News - www.marinelink.com)

     

  • in over twenty domestic and international naval ship survivability programs, he is currently employed as a principal scientist at Alion Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA USA.   (As published in the June 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/Mari

  • of Singapore. The design was developed by RALion, a joint venture between Vancouver BC Naval Architects, Robert Allan Ltd, Alion Science and Technology of Alexandria, Virginia and Alion Canada of Ottawa. The contract was awarded to this international team in January 2011. An extensive program of model testing

  • At the annual board of directors meeting of Phillips Cartner & Co., Inc., Alexandria, Va., Dr. John A. Cartner was reelected chairman, Robert W. Urban was elected director, managing principal and chief executive officer, and John A. Kupersmith was elected director and principal in charge of engineerin

  • 300 North Lee Street, Suite 201, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314 Tel: 703-684-2060 Email: eroos@pccii.com Website: pccii.com CEO/President: Bob Urban Vice President: Frank Marcinkowski Engineering Director: Tony Kupersmith Number of Employees: 48 Annual Sales:    $35,000,000.00 For more than 30 years

  • Diversified Technologies (Dt) of Chesapeake and Alexandria, Va., re- cently delivered one of its patented Launch and Retrieval Systems (LARS) to Houston Ship Repair, Houston, Texas, for installation on board the steam tanker Chesapeake. Its is the second of a series of SALM-LARS, the first having

  • and radio, ship-to-shore telephones, and individual climate controls. Boasting Federal-style decor, Cape May Light houses the most up-to-date safety technology. "We are proud to be holding this historic ceremony at the doorway to our nation's capital. As Cape May Light begins her inaugural voyages to

  • After 35 years of operations in downtown Washington, D.C., the American Association of Port Authorities has relocated its headquarters to Alexandria, Va., a port city located directly across the Potomac River from the nation's capital. The 6,000-square-foot office building is a part of the new

  • a symposium in Biloxi, Miss., September 27-29,1990, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. The symposium is titled "Destroyer, Cruiser & Frigate Technology." The conference is planned to bring the Navy and industry together for an interchange of technical ideas for future ship designs. During the

  • Shipping Research Services Inc., 205 South Whiting Street, Alexandria, Va. 22304, has announced the appointment of Antonio Manchinu as general manager and treasurer of its U.S.-based office in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Manchinu was recently transferred from Shipping Research Services A/S in Oslo, Norway

  • presently builds only steel ships. Under the protocol agreement, Willard will build prototypes of boats for the Egyptian company, then supply technology related to their fiberglass manufacture and design f o r production in Egypt on a royalty basis. Following project-by-project negotiations, the

  • .S. Coast Guard July 1, 1983, following 30 years of service. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1953 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960, where he received his professional degree of Naval Engineer and his M.S. degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Captain

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    and Labrador, Canada creates un- product designs in deep water camera turing and sales, SIDUS offers end-end derwater imaging systems including technology, new LED lighting ideas and engineering, system integration and cameras, lights, lasers, DVRO solutions revolutionary sonar positioners that are

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    1,700-kilometer mission autonomously collecting ? sheries thus increasing mission ef? ciency. acoustics and physical properties of the sea surface. As part Looking back 20 years, we celebrate the progress and ad- of this multi-vehicle mission under the U.K. NERC/Defra vancements made in ocean observatio

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    wind growing to 12,000 MW testing center. To help startups close the gap between their of installed power by 2030 from less than 500 MW today. It’s in technology pilots and market introduction, the local power vogue, and new ? oating turbine designs are being developed by company will offer a grid connected

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    Modus, it is not just about visual inspection. The com- It’s not been an easy journey, but Ward sees that some are pany has also been trialing Force Technology’s FIGS system, seeing the potential. “There is no doubt we have faced chal- which can do noncontact cathodic protection surveys at 4knts, lenges

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    saw very little hire a sensor, integrate it and away you go. There’s so much drift,” says Ward. The vehicle was also successfully trialed new survey technology being developed at the moment, so we multiple times, autonomously docking into its subsea garage. wanted to make sure we could use it so as to

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    background is in subsea trenching services. When at offshore oil and gas and renewables sites, including wind the company was looking to invest in new technology, it felt farms, independent of service vessels. This could be via a that the ROV market was mature, if not saturated, so Modus surface deployment