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. 


 

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Welcome to HQ!

Below you will find more information about the Search & Rescue and AUV Retrieval missions. Consider the requirements for each mission carefully. The task requirements will influence your decision making and design.

As new missions come online, check back here for more details.

For more FLEET videos; check out the

Navatek STEM YouTube channel

and the FLEET Forum.

 

Search & Rescue

 

The Search and Rescue Mission is set in the treacherous, cold waters of the Pacific off the coast of California.  You will design a ship capable of conducting a successful search and rescue of men missing from the wreck of a fishing vessel. Important things to note in the design phase include: ship stability and ship arrangement, whereas the operation phase will focus on systematic searching.

Loading the ship is limited by budget, deck space, and maximum displacement of the hull.  Any leftover displacement necessary can be used as ballast low in the ship.  The loading of the deck will require understanding the usefulness of each instrument, while also being aware of its impact on the stability of the ship.

During ship operation you will utilize your chosen deck equipment and operate it to locate and pick up the shipwrecked sailors.  This will require you to generate an efficient search pattern and use the equipment to quickly save the missing mariners.  Your choice between outfitting the ship with a search and rescue helicopter versus a small deployable rescue boat will have a substantial impact that changes with the varied weather conditions.

Completion time, collisions with debris, and ship salvage at the completion of the mission will all factor into scoring.

 

 

Retrieving AUVs

     

    The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Retrieval Mission takes place at night in dense, foggy conditions. You will design a ship capable of recovering these vehicles where ever they appear. Since the vehicles are unmanned, they can surface anywhere – you will have to use a radar system to find them. Out on the water, it is critical to head directly for the AUVs.

    While you design your ship, be sure to keep an eye on ship stability and ship arrangement, similar to the Search and Rescue Mission. The tall radar towers can help pinpoint the location of the AUV’s faster, but they are also much less stable designs. Every design decision will affect how your ship cruises at sea.

    As always, your ship is also limited in budget, deck space, and required displacement. If you have leftover displacement, consider using it strategically in the ballast. Consider the usefulness of each component. If you don't know what a component does, test it out or consult the Vocab Wall in the FLEET Forum.  

    Fast mission completion time and avoiding colliding with the AUVs will get you the best score. So speed (safely) ahead!

        

    Coming Soon!

    In the Supply and Logistics Mission, you must deliver essential military cargo to three different ports. Make the ship that can deliver cargo fastest to each of the different locations. You now have to design your ship’s hull by adjusting the length and building the bow and stern.

    Ships with different lengths have different top speeds, but only if the engine and propellers are powerful enough. And the design of your ship will also affect maneuverability. You will have to navigate the channels between islands and sandbars to make it to port safely and without running aground.

    A map is available to help plan your route between ports – and driving up to the channel markers outside each port will help you automatically navigate to your next destination.

    Deliver all your cargo as fast as possible to improve your score. And prove you ship design is fast in the Speed Sea Trial to gain bonus points!