D&K Engineering Presents E-STREAM Control System at American Society of Naval Engineers Intelligent Ships Symposium

The E-STREAM Unrep system aboard the USNS Arctic

“Our control system solved significant cost and labor issues using common mechanical, electronic and software solutions that can be extended to other applications that require robust control of shipboard machinery,” Gary Merrill, D&K Engineering

D&K Engineering, an international product design and contract manufacturing services provider, today announced two of its senior engineers, Kenneth A. Regas and Alan J. Senior presented last Thursday at the prestigious American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Intelligent Ships Symposium, a biennial conference that provides technical presentations for the Naval Engineering community. Regas and Senior are members of a team that designed, built and commissioned the control systems for two solid cargo transfer stations and one fueling station now in operation on USNS Arctic and at the Navy’s Unrep test site in California.

“Our control system solved some significant cost and labor issues while creating an environment that featured a modular and integrated set of common mechanical, electronic and software solutions that can be extended to other applications that require robust control of shipboard machinery,” said Gary Merrill, Vice President of Business Development, Defense, at D&K Engineering. “We’re really proud of the end result and thrilled to be invited to share the program and technical details with the community of naval engineers.”

D&K Engineering first began work for the Navy in 2000 investigating methods to improve operability of legacy Navy Standard equipment. Due to system limitations, landing a load between ships has long been a difficult task requiring a highly skilled operator, even in daylight…

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