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Ship EDF
Ship Electromagnetic Design Framework

IDS Ingegneria Dei Sistemi S.p.A.

Naval Division, Via Enrica Calabresi 24, 56121 Pisa (PI) Italy
Tel. +39 050 31241 Fax +39 050 3124201

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Fareham, Hampshire P015 5SH, UK
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Via Enrica Calabresi 24, 56121 Pisa (PI) Italy
Tel. +39 050 31241 Fax +39 050 3124201

Electromagnetic Requirements IDS Solution Modules

Modern naval vessels rely heavily on complex In the past, electromagnetic, infrared and radar cross Ship EDF is comprised of three individual modules:
electronics for many different tasks such as surveillance, section assessment would be performed through physical Radar Cross Section (RCS); Infrared (IR); and
communications, propulsion control, internal power and measurements. These would be conducted during sea Electromagnetic Engineering (EME).
weapons control systems. These systems all need to be trials following the completion of the new vessel and
able to work as designed without unwanted interference prior to its commissioning. At this stage the scope and The RCS module provides:
from each other and the environment. It is also important scale of any modifications to the ships design are limited, Fully customizable equipment sensors database and
to ensure that onboard electronic equipment does not expensive and time consuming. electromagnetic material characteristics database.
cause excessive radiation hazards to personnel, fuel or 3D geometrical modeling.
ordnance. Ship EDF allows these activities to start during the RCS and radar images evaluation in a free-space or
early conceptual design phase and to continue all the sea environment.
As well as being able to operate smoothly, a naval vessel way through the design and construction phases to the Comprehensive processing tools which include
needs to be able to complete its mission successfully and final acceptance tests. It provides detailed models and diagnostic tools for identification of critical
safely. Its electronic systems need to be able to detect simulations of the electromagnetic environment, infrared geometrical areas and RCS mitigation.
and identify a threat and then to track and target the signature and radar cross section of a new ships design Operational performance evaluation (RAF, SSR,
threat whether it is another vessel, a plane or an incoming and makes use of advanced electromagnetic solvers as detection probability and detection range).
missile. In order to do this, the topside electronic systems well as analytical, computational and design procedures
(e.g. radar, weather systems etc.) need to be working as which have been internally developed and validated in a The IR module provides:
efficiently and effectively as possible. continuous process since 1982. These aid the designer Fully customizable IR material parameters and
in making changes and selecting the best choices during scenario definition databases.
In addition, a naval vessel needs to be able to avoid the critical early design stages. 3D geometrical modeling tools for the external
detection for as long as possible and to present a structure.
small target when eventually detected. This can be It includes tools to manage a projects workflow, track Modeling of internal compartment heat sources and
accomplished by minimizing a ships radar cross section its history and to store the data in a database to enable exhaust ducts.
and by reducing its infrared radiation emissions. multiple projects to benefit from the same validated Parameter set up for scenario environments.
materials and equipment data. Temperature distribution, IR imaging and signature.

The EME module provides:

Benefits Fully customizable equipment parameters,
Allows electromagnetic risk assessment to be electromagnetic material characteristics and sensor
performed prior to construction, saving time and databases.
money. 3D geometrical modeling tools.
Full band antenna modeling.
High quality solvers and analytical, computational Full band simulation capability.
and design procedures are supported by verified Near field and radiation hazard processing.
measurements. Subsystem performance synthesis.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) evaluation tools
Advanced post processing features which are built which take account of transmitting and receiving
on IDSs extensive experience in military naval antenna chains.
engineering. EMC/EMI risk management, customizable to project
Enables the designer to easily test different
configuration options resulting in the most effective The Below Deck module provides:
designs. A complete set of tools for data management,
analysis and processing of EMI problems in a ships
Project versioning and traceability for highly efficient below deck environment
design operations. 3D geometrical modeling tools to model a ships
internal compartments and cable bundle paths
RCS, IR and EME design all in the same environment 3D EM solvers for the evaluation of internal near field
allowing changes in one to be easily and quickly levels and the evaluation of incident fields/currents on
tested for the other two. a 3D path
Cable network analysis functions including numerical
analysis based on the EM topology proposed by
Baum-Liu-Tesche (BLT)
Post processing for cable coupling and to display
internal fields