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  • August 2013, Technology Review: Integration of Naval Design Tools, 3-D CAD with Realtime Object Model Physics for Dynamic Verification and Validation before releasing drawings for ship production. ITE was privileged to work with leading CAD and Physics Design Tools companies for both DDG1000 and Virginia Class Submarines. Technical Papers at the TAB, Technical Papers, describes these design processes.

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    Submarines ...... both used / use integrated CAD-Physics dynamic Verification and Validation (V&V) during various phases of design. These two design tools were specified to be used independently for naval ship deign in the LPD17 program in the late 1990s. As the DD21 program began in 1999 the idea of integrating CAD and physics was advanced to the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). Over the period 2000-2 NSRP funded demonstrations of 3D CAD and Physics integration using facilities at General Dynamics Electric Boat. NSRP designs were made in 3D CAD of the major CAD companies and then, by agreed protocol, the physics model objects were electronically imported into CAD, thus permitting realtime DYNAMIC V&V, an operational simulation, of the created HM&E processes prior to the release of  the drawings to production. In 2001 the DD21 program faded and returned as DDX. ... then after 2006 became the DDG1000 Program.



    Complete technical descriptions of why and how CAD-Physics design integration is achieved are described in the TAB Technical Papers on the this website.


  • July 2013, ITE joins with DSR, Inc, Japan in further support of pilot and operator Fatigue Detection featuring CENTE and SiCECA Technologies. Please see the Link to Fatigue Detection lower in this ITE NEWS section, or click the Link here: Fatigue Detection and Technology

  • June 2013, ITE supports the ASNE HiperCraft Symposium, Norfolk, VA.with update of the WIG Program including a flight video.

  • April 2013, ITE supports the development and deployment of Mine Warfare Systems for international programs.

  • March 2013, ITE supported WST500 Wing-in-Ground Effect sea-air craft completes second flight trials in South Korea using GT Propulsion engines provided by ITE.            ITE provides low-cost re-certified engines for the high speed craft market.                                                                                                                                                           
  •  February 2013, ITE supports ASNE Day 2013 with Poster Session Technical Paper, "Capstone Strategy to Mission Ready Ships."See related comments by former CNO Admiral Gary Roughead as published in the Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2013. Click the TAB Technical Papers to see CNO's book Review: "How We Lost the Seas," by Seth Cropsey ... Serious Strategic Consequences!

  • March 2012, ASNE Technical Paper, "Combatant Ship Engineering, A Different Approach," published in the Naval Engineers Journal, VOL. 123 NO.4, page 91. The author, Mr. Charles Gallagher, Gallagher Associates LLC, is a long time associate and fellow coauthor with ITE for Technical Paper Performance Based Design for Fleet Affordability, published by ASNE Naval Engineers Journal, 2009, VOL. 121 No. 4, page 117.

  • March 2012, ITE provided advanced physics-based design tools to Korea for use in dynamic analysis of HME & DC systems of ships and submarines.

  • March 2012 OV-1 Aircraft aquired in support of gasturbine engine market segment

    February 2012, ITE ASNE technical paper, "C2 to the Tactical Edge," published in the Naval Engineers Journal, VOL. 123 NO.3, page 57.

    November 2011, the South Korea developed Wing in Ground Effect (WSH-500) aircraft conducted flight trials. ITE provides the WSH-500 engines and electronic chart navigation systems.

    June 2011, ITE - OSL Technical Paper, "C2 to the Tactical Edge," given at the ASNE Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) (with Craft displays and operations), June 14-16, 2011, at the Joint Expeditionary Base, Fort Story, Little Creek, Virginia Beach, VA.

    May 2011, ITE (USA), Simsmart (Canada), WST R&D Center (ROK), present Technical Paper Objective Model Based Control Systems (OMBCS) at ASNE Intelligent Ship Symposium (ISS IX) 2011 Paper provides a paradigm shift to reduce the Total Ownership Costs (TOC) of Navy ships. Physics Based Object Models used in the design of naval ships have attributes for position, size and weight, ... and performance such as power, Watts, flow rates, ... as well as attributes for Acquisition and Life-Cycle Costs. Today though these costs and return (ROI) on investment attributes could be used, they are not, thus TOC is not a critical decision option made in the early design stages. An example of an OMBCS for a commercial mine enterprise is provided to show how TOC  and ROI can be calculated early in the design to prove the business feasibility. Paper and slides are posted in the Technical Papers Tab.

  • March 2011, ITE staff supported the Joint ASNE / SNAME SD-8 Navy Ship's Design Panel held at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland. ITE provided a PPT presentation on the use of integrated 3D CAD / Physics models for dynamic real time design verification prior to release of design to production.

  • February 2011, ITE / OSI present Technical Paper C2 to the Tactical Edge at ASNE Day 2011 Paper selected as one of top three papers / provides a paradigm shift to reduce the cost of C2 systems between the ship and their deployed boats and RHIBS on tactical missions such as Anti-Piracy and Narcotics Operations. Paper and slides are posted in the Technical Papers Tab.

  • January 2011, ITE supports ECDIS Electronic Charting and Navigation Systems for the ROK Wing-in-Ground Effect Sea / Air Craft

  • November 2010, ITE installs SiCECA Fatigue Measurement Computer at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Center

  • November 2010, ITE and its partner OSL Ltd, Vancouver, BC, provide ECDIS Electronic Charting and Navigation Systems in Republic of Korea.

  • August 2010, ITE provided Simsmart(TM) Total Platform Testing / Training Suite to the Republic of Korea for concurrent design validation modeling to the total platform level for ships and submarines using real-time physics.

  • April 2010, ITE and its teaming partner FUTRON are monitoring the CENTE voice / brain wave Fatigue & Stress Detection System Trials at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Center. The objective is to validate that voice-based fatigue analysis shown applicable to operators of autos, trucks and trains is also valid for aircraft pilots. See Link to the technology below.

  • March 2010, ITE coordinated and conducted DISA / AFCEA five-day course on the U.S. Global Command and Control System-Joint (GCCS-J). The next GCCS Course offering is October 3-8, 2011. Registration is available at www.afcea.org.

  • September 2009, ITE provided Simsmart(TM) Engineering Suite to the Republic of Korea for use in the design of ships and submarines. Simsmart physics based tools support concurrent dynamic design Verification and Validation. US applications have been adapted for more than 20 classes of US Navy ships including LPD-17 and DDG-1000. For DDG-1000, physics based dynamic V&V P&IDs can be created electronically from the associated CATIA(TM) CAD program.

  • September 2009, ITE Demonstrated the CENTE voice / brain wave Fatigue Detection System at the 6th Annual FAA International Aviation Safety Forum at the Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC. Please see LINK below.

  • September 2009, ITE provided ALION Science and Technology VisualSMP SWATH Sea Keeping Module to Super Century Company Ltd., Daejeon, Korea, for ship design analysis.

  • April 2009, Presented the Technical Paper, Performance Based Design for Fleet Affordability, at the Annual ASNE Day 2009, Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland, Session 7. The paper and associated PPT slides supporting Dynamic CAD  - Physics Data Integration are now published at the ITE Technical Papers TAB, on the left. This paper is also published by the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Naval Engineers Journal (NEJ), 2009, VOL. 121 No. 4, page 117.

  • April 2009, ITE NAVSEA Seaport contract was extended for a second 5-year term to 2014. See Yellow Box below.

  • April 2009, Team 3eTI - ITE submitted designs the Naval Sea Systems Command for Hand Deployed Situational Awareness Sensors for Shipboard Damage Control under SBIR 07-132 featuring hand throwable and remote controlled maneuverable robotic devices that sense and transmit DC data & images via wireless technology to the DC Team.

  • October 2008, New Product Line: FATIGUE DETECTION Systems for operators in high risk occupations: Flight Crews; Train Engineers: Truck Drivers; Nuclear Plant Operators ... In line with ITE support of human systems integration in systems design, ITE is introducing new technologies for unobtrusive Fatigue Detection based on real-time analysis of brain activity associated with monitored speech. Undetected Fatigue in operators of moving aircraft and vehicles is statistically the major cause of accidents. This technology offers objective detection in time to alert the operators. More to come ...

          Fatigue Detection and Technology link to Page describing Systems and Technology 

ITE Contact Information and Corporate Vital Statistics at TAB, "Vital Statistics"

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ITE is pleased to announce that its Multiple Awards Contract (MAC) was extended 5 Years to April 4, 2014 for support of NAVSEA, under the NSWC Dahlgren Division, SEAPORT Enhanced program for Engineering, Technical and Programmatic Support Services. NSWC Dahlgren issued this contract on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command, their field activities, the Naval Surface Warfare Centers and Naval Undersea Warfare Centers. This new contract complements ITEs previous work under the SEAPORT 1 MAC contract. For more information about the SEAPORT MAC contracts and the benefits they bring to the Navy and to you, please select the SEAPORT Tab, on the left.

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An engineering company must provide world class engineering. But an engineering company is also a "for profit" business. In addition to performing its own prime contracts, ITE offers business development services to other companies including the professional services of strategic planning, marketing and sales.

ITE focus is Marine and Human Systems Engineering, Products and Professional Services, offered in the USA and Canada, Korea, Taiwan and Japan, based on 30 years of experience in these markets. Technical papers on this web site describe ITE related experience.

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Overview:

Technology and Benefits of Modeling & Simulation in Ship Design & DoD Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA)

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ITE sees merit in the concept of a Performance Based Design Continuum (PBDC) for Shipbuilding: the 3 Dimensions of CAD with the 4th Dimension of Performance provided by real-time "physics" models of Hull, Mechanical, Electrical & Damage Control (HMEDC) objects and systems that can verify and validate (V&V) ship systems performance in real-time during all design phases. This design process can be applied in the design, verification and validation of ship design across all functional areas including:

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  • Ship Machinery Control-Automation Systems
  • Engineering Design Tools for Ship Design and Production
  • Engineering Data Integration: CAD Tools with Simulation (Physics) Based Design Tools
  • Training Simulation Systems and Human Systems Integration
  • Training systems (ashore and afloat - part-task to Total Ship Training Systems)
  • Decision aids
  • Performance monitoring
  • Condition and Mission Readiness assessment

For Shipbuilders, Performance Based Design provides a continuous V&V environment through all phases of design and provides SYSTEMATIC CAPTURE OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR REUSE. This intellectual property of the company and its reuse is worth tens of millions of dollars. Heretofore this engineering knowhow consisting of data, equations, assumptions, rationale and lessons learned has remained universally inaccessible for future use because it is buried in engineering notebooks, especially if an engineer moves or retires.

To read about how the Advanced Design Environments might be a benefit to your program in the context of an integrated design environment please review the ASNE-SNAME and I/ITSEC technical papers posted to this web site at the TAB, "Technical Papers" or link below:

  • I/ITSEC: A Total Ship-Crew Model to Achieve Human Systems Integration
    • This paper describes adding a crew model to the dynamic ship model to V&V automation, manning and doctrine
    • View this technical paper
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    SNAME
    : Achieving Human Systems Integration through Design

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The SNAME / ASNE technical paper TSDC Design process is based on integrating CAD tools and Physics Analysis tools. This process supports:

  • Concurrent real-time V&V analysis of all designed HMEDC systems,
  • CAD drawings Linked to an associated Analysis Flow Sheets / Engineering Reports, and
  • Capturing the Engineering Basis of Design and METRICS (Math & Physics Equations) for all time / reuse for HSI & Ship Modernization.

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) and NAVSEA funded the Integrated Shipbuilding Environment (ISE) program. In Phase 2, ITE / Simsmart Inc developed and demonstrated a web based design environment to import CATIA™ CAD into a Simsmart (Physics) Flow Sheet for analysis; *conducting analysis; *determining the need for a different pump type; *importing a new pump on the net; *inserting and analyzing the fluid system with the new pump; *verifying the performance; *and sending the corrected P&ID back to CAD. For a short demonstration that runs in Windows Media please download the following demo from the ITE FTP site:                        

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Link 1: ISE2 - CATIA™ - Simsmart  Electronic Data Integration Demonstration (30 MB .avi movie, 3 minutes, that will open in Windows Media)

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Link 2 : ISE2 - ShipConstructor™ - Simsmart  Electronic Data Integration Demonstration (80 MB .avi movie, 5 minutes, that will open in Windows Media)

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Link 3 : Example Total Ship HMEDC Model Created with Simsmart Physics Based Modeling. This model can be created for the purposes of V&V and also be re-used for Shipboard Embedded and Shore Based Crew Training. The model that will display is the RAN ANZAC Frigate.

Link 4: PPT Presentation Describes Physics Modeling for Concurrent Design V&V and Reuse of Models for HSI Training Simulation. This presentation describes the history and results of NAVSEA programs to require concurrent physics validation of HME&DC ship designs starting with the LPD-17 and DDG -1000 Programs. The downloaded PPT slides can be opened in Notes Mode to read the explanation for each slide ... you may also contact ITE 703-608-3100 or 240-463-2899.

Link 5: PPT Slide "9 - Year History of CAD - Physics Integration to V&V Design and Provide HSI Models for Embedded Training and Decision Aids. Nine years of History on One Slide. Best viewed blown up to 11" x 17".

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ITE supports modeling and simulation for V&V of fully Integrated Hull, Mechanical Electrical and Damage Control (HMEDC) systems to ensure Mission Performance and Reduce Risk to Cost and Schedule

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ITE recommends dynamic Validation and Verification (V&V) of each HMEDC P&ID individually, as well as V&V of each system, Electric Plant, Firemain, etc., up to and including a total ship HMEDC V&V model to validate the interaction and timing of all systems before release of drawings to production or acquisition of equipment.

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Graphic 2 shows the applications of physics based V&V modeling.

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ITE Recommends Advanced Remote Terminal Units to support advanced survivable IEDC systems such as the Fairmount Automation rugged controls to customers such as the US. Navy.  Our novel Chameleon hybrid Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) / Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) product line provides multiple connectivity options, high control availability, and fast performance in a compact, rugged, and cost-effective package.  Many of our products are MIL-SPEC qualified to MIL-STD 901D shock, MIL-STD 461E EMI, MIL-STD 167-1 vibration, and others. Please see: http://www.fairmountautomation.com/

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ITE Recommends Advanced Wireless Communications to support advanced survivable IEDC systems such as the 3eTI Shipboard WLAN for secure wireless communication and equipment monitoring and Communicating data from ship-to-ship securely over long distances. Please see: http://www.3eti.com

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ITE Recommends Condition Based Maintenance, Equipment Heath Monitoring & Mission Readiness Systems   http://macsea.com/company/

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ITE supports the use of "on-line" and "off-line" hardware and software technologies that roll up to improve maintenance agility and responsiveness, increase operational availability, and reduce life cycle total ownership costs. The technologies that can provide effective performance measurement metrics in support of real-time Mission Readiness decisions include:

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ITE Recommends the use of Total Ship Systems Physics-Based Performance Modeling. The model will run continuously during HM&E plant operations. A signal to plant is also a signal to the model. The ships Readiness System will measure the difference between the performance of the engineering plant to the AS-BUILT reference model. Significant differences from the AS-BUILT reference will be displayed as an ALERT. Current capabilities permit operators to monitor the total ENERGY MODEL and make operating decisions based on ENERGY COST and/or Carbon FOOTPRINT.

Technical Papers TAB on this ITE web site provides the details on the implementation of these CAD-Physics design models

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