Those with marine power system experience invited to help

IEEE recently began work on P1662, “Guide for the Design and Application of Power Electronics in Electrical Power Systems on Marine Ships,” which will address how to optimize power electronics for propulsion, power distribution, auxiliaries, sonar, and other systems as well as how to ensure overall system integrity.

Developed for ship owners, operators, regulatory agencies, and those who evaluate and design marine power electronics systems, the standard will incorporate concepts from the Office of Naval Research and the Center for Power Electronics Systems. It will favor an open architecture that will enable all elements to be readily assembled.

The first meeting of the IEEE 1662 Working Group will be held on Sept. 16 at PCIC 2004, and a draft of the standard is expected to enter the IEEE balloting process in about 24 months. Anyone involved in marine power systems who wants to help develop the new standard is invited to participate in the meeting.