Engineering Naval Ships of the Future

The Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, is the U.S. Navy’s only organization responsible for shipboard machinery systems research and engineering. NAVSSES focuses on the full spectrum of machinery engineering: from science and technology, through research, development, testing, and evaluation, to in-service engineering. As an R&D anchor of the Smart Energy Campus, “...NAVSSES is committed to conducting sustainable power and energy research that impacts our nation’s entire naval fleet for the future,” says Patricia Woody, NAVSSES Department Head. With a $1.2 billion annual defense budget and over 1,800 civilian employees, NAVSSES is keeping the Navy’s heritage of military innovation alive at The Navy Yard.