Metron and Voyager Team Complete Conceptual Design Phase on DARPA's NOMARS X-Ship
Metron, in partnership with Serco, is developing the Self-Adaptive Health Monitoring using Intelligent, Autonomous Mitigation Management (SAHM-IAMM) tool under the DARPA NOMARS program that leverages state-of-the-art digital twin technology to predict outcomes and identify plant configurations that strive for maximum reliability.
Under the DARPA No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program, the Voyager Team has completed the conceptual design phase of the X-ship. The X-ship is an unmanned surface vessel (USV) that is capable of withstanding long-duration autonomous operations at sea, making it a radical departure from traditional naval ship design. “The Serco-Metron-Wartsila team will also define system requirements for a future review phase and hopes to advance to the program’s second phase, which will involve risk reduction, construction and initial at-sea demonstration efforts.”
The NOMARS program started in June 2020 and is currently in Phase 1 Option 1, with Phase 2 projected to be begin in Spring 2022. Metron will be transitioning the SAHM-IAMM tool during phase 2 which will be focused on design, construction and at-sea testing.
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