Research and Development

Gibbs & Cox continues to provide level of effort support to U.S. Navy and industry research and development activities with an emphasis on total ship concept development and in integrating advanced systems into the shipboard environment.  Our total ship concept development spans:image002image004

  • Displacement monohulls
  • Advanced semi-planing and planing hulls
  • Multi-hulls

Gibbs & Cox experience in advanced or high performance ships and craft involves early phase development; which includes not only total ship designs but development of algorithms and other basic technology for input to the design process. Throughout these ongoing efforts, Gibbs & Cox continues to be in the forefront of Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) system development and technology improvements.  Our expertise in understanding the detail design challenges of implementing new technologies into the demanding environment of a naval combatant allow us to add value to research and development activities by identifying design features that, when incorporated, will make the developmental systems easier to integrate into the ship.  Among the advanced technologies Gibbs & Cox has supported the development of are:

  • Integrated Power Systems
  • Advanced Degaussing Systems
  • Composite materials
  • Hybrid electric propulsion systems
  • Highly producible modular designs
  • Zonal power and auxiliary systems architectures
  • Renewable energy
  • Advanced high-power weapons and sensorsimage007

Gibbs & Cox utilizes an extensive suite of software tools to develop and optimize hullforms, while maintaining the ability to perform such tasks through traditional means.

Sample Research and Development programs that Gibbs & Cox has supported include:

  • Focused Mission High Speed
  • Ship
  • Electromagnetic Rail Gun
  • AEGIS Ashore
  • Air and Missile Defense Radar
  • Shipboard Fiber Optic Network Engineering
  • Electric Ship Office Engineering Support
  • Naval Advanced Concepts and Technology (NACT)
  • Cross Platform Systems Development (CPSD)
  • T-ATF/T-ARS Replacement
  • At-Sea Demonstration Platform
  • USCG Deepwater Program
  • ATA Engineering SBIR
  • DDG 51 Flight III Studies