Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

 

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Dr. Michael (Mischa) Steurer

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2018
Recipient:
Dr. Michael (Mischa) Steurer
Reason:
For his significant research and development accomplishments in the field of advanced power and energy systems as set forth in the following:

CITATION:

For over 15 years, Dr. Michael (Mischa) Steurer has been a researcher at Florida State University in the Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) where he currently leads the Power Systems group which focuses primarily on hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) real-time simulation and modeling of integrated power systems for all-electric ships and future terrestrial power systems. He has authored and co-authored more than 130 technical papers in shipboard power systems, HIL, real-time simulation, and superconductivity. Specifically, he has focused on developing a new paradigm, a Power Hardware in the Loop (PHIL) method. PHIL enables introduction of hardware into a simulated power architecture running in real-time establishing a ship representative relevant environment for early de-risking of components, interfaces and systems. Working closely with colleagues, he specified the necessary power equipment so that the lab at CAPS could be used to systematically conduct experiments at the Megawatt (MW) scale to explore this new paradigm for use in Navy applications.

In 2012, Dr. Steurer initiated the procurement of a ground-breaking medium voltage DC PHIL capability at CAPS that has become of utmost relevance for the next generation of Integrated Power and Energy Systems (IPES) for future surface combatants. CAPS was awarded a new five-year Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant to lead the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium.

Recognizing the apparent cost benefits from applying PHIL to de-risk technology insertion, NAVSEA’s Electric Ships Office (PMS320) worked closely with Dr. Steurer and his team to verify and validate the computer models and power interfaces associated with this method since legacy design tools and methods simply could not capture the electrical dynamics and potential issues that integration of the new 4160 VAC power generation system and new 1.4 MW 1000 VDC radar presented to the technical and programmatic communities. In early 2016, this effort resulted in CAPS receiving accreditation from NAVSEA for testing the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) power conversion module (PCM) being designed for DDG 51 FLT III, before subsequent land-based testing. This accreditation is a clear indication that the Navy sees great value in the PHIL method, not only for cost reduction but also for more comprehensive testing of system level interactions observed on existing systems, as well as, expected on the emerging IPES. Dr. Steurer’s continuing leadership in this and several other areas of electric power and energy systems research is a vital contribution to the advancement of future Navy systems.

For his key contributions in advanced power and energy systems, the American Society of Naval Engineers is pleased to name Dr. Michael (Mischa) Steurer the recipient of the 2018 Solberg Award.