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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. 

CAPT Norbert Doerry, USN

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


CAPT Norbert Doerry, USN


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2006 as set forth in the following:

The paper “Zonal Ship Design” was published in the 

Naval Engineers Journal, Winter 2006, Volume 118, Number 1 edition. The author has done an outstanding job in providing zonal design concept key terms, detailing a number of different zonal architectures, describing the situations where the architectures are best suited, and proposing a framework for zonal ship design that promises to satisfy survivability performance requirements and the quality of service requirements. Zonal ship design background, definitions, conclusions and references are presented and discussed in this exceptional technical paper.

The author makes the case that not all zonal architectures are the same and that the choice of the architecture for a given distributed system depends on the design threat, design threat outcomes, quality of service requirements, capability of distributed system components, and the relative cost of different distributed system components. He outlines five areas where future work is needed to include survivability, modeling, threat outcomes, and quality of service and requirements compliance as part of the zonal ship design process.

The author advocates that zonal design activities should be utilized during all ship design stages starting with feasibility/concept studies and ending with detail design and construction. The technical paper states that a good understanding of zonal architectures and how to implement them in ship design can contribute greatly to the success of a Navy ship design project.

This author’s detailed explanation of the definitions, presentation of useful examples, and clear explanation of concepts makes this an exceptional technical paper. The author demonstrates a superior knowledge of the subject matter and an excellent ability to convey his understanding and ideas to others. His work is in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Engineers Journal and he is highly deserving of ASNE’s 2006 “Jimmie” Hamilton Award.