Electrical Engineering

Gibbs & Cox has performed both electrical and electronic engineering and design integration tasks for many ship classes. These tasks involve all phases of system engineering and design (i.e., conceptual through detail design) to develop or improve the entire spectrum of marine electrical and electronic systems including: power generation and distribution; power conversion; power controls and supervisory controls; electrical instrumentation; communication equipment; auxiliary equipment; command and control; radar; sonar; electronic surveillance; monitoring; fire control and weapons; navigation equipment; and exterior and interior communications. Design processes includes detailed analyses for voltage drops, fault current, transient loads, electric loads, synchro loads and lighting requirements, accomplished manually or using computer software. These analyses provide the necessary data to determine the required characteristics of generators, switchboards, load centers, power panels and other equipment. Computer software is used to prepare electrical load, voltage drop, lighting, and fault currents analyses, and to enhance the electronic system integration and installation process.