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Last updated November 7, 2013
See the attached meeting announcement.
Date: Thursday, 24 October 2013
Where: at the Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
5:30 to 6:30 Cash Bar - 6:30 to 7:30 Dinner - 7:30 to 8:30 Program
Deli Buffet: Hot Soup; Mix of Breads & Rolls; Sliced Beef, Ham & Turkey;
Cheeses; Pasta, Potato & Green Salads; Brownies & Cookies; Coffee & Tea
To pay by credit card, by 18 October, go to www.foils.org/meeting.htm
Make reservations by noon Friday, 18 October 2013
with Allen Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Bebar at email@example.com
Please honor reservations. No-shows may be requested to cover costs incurred.
Presentation: The Ghost, High-Speed Patrol/Attack Craft
Author: Joe Curcio
Vice President & Technical Director
Juliet Marine Systems
Juliet Marine Systems in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a small maritime technology “think tank” that is developing innovative solutions for naval and commercial applications. Juliet Marine Systems has designed and built a working prototype of a SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessel as a technology demonstrator, named “Ghost”. The Ghost vessel operates using two gas turbine engines, employing tractor style countra-rotating propellers and a gyro-stabilized active control system to “fly” through the water, producing a smooth ride across a wide range of sea states. Additional technological innovations currently being developed at Juliet Marine Systems are directed at providing hull friction reduction and improved vessel performance.
Joe Curcio is Vice President of R&D at Juliet Marine Systems in Portsmouth New Hampshire, a maritime technology think tank that is developing innovative solutions for naval and commercial applications. Prior to joining Juliet Marine, Mr. Curcio ran a small marine engineering company that developed a low cost autonomous surface craft for marine research. With engineers and Professors at MIT, he directed numerous at-sea experiments using a small fleet of unmanned surface craft to develop and demonstrate collaborative autonomous behaviors. Mr. Curcio received his Master’s of Engineering and MS in Ocean Engineering and Ocean Systems Management from MIT in 1995. While at the MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Laboratory, he participated in the design, development and deployment of Odyssey class Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and led a team in the design and development of CETUS, the world’s first production level AUV capable of hovering and station keeping.
See the attached announcement.
Hope you'll be able to attend.
For the past 20 years there has been a Maritime Festival in Tacoma, Washington, at the Foss Waterway Seaport. You can see what's there at http://www.maritimefest.org/ and find out more about the Seaport itself at http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org/ , on twitter at https://twitter.com/MaritimeFest and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maritimefest
In recent years this event has attracted 8,000 - 10,000 people over a Saturday and Sunday.
This year's Maritime Fest was on August 24-25, and the International Hydrofoil Society participated.
To see more details, go to the Fourth Quarter IHS Newsletter below.
Sustaining Members are corporations, companies institutions and other organizations who wish to support the work of the Society.
Island Engineering, formed in 1999, is dedicated to design and engineering support of high performance marine vehicles - primarily for the development of advanced ride control systems.
Island Engineering is one of a very few companies that specialize in providing the stabilization and motion control that a ship or craft requires in order to be able to accomplish its purposes. That may involve ensuring a ship-launched weapon will hit its target, or a helicopter or Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat can be deployed safely, or a yacht owner's martini won't spill. Requirements and solutions can vary widely from one case to the next, and Island Engineering has dealt with a wide variety of ships, craft and equipment involved in such solutions. Island Engineering handles all aspects of this work, from basic analysis to design and engineering, all the way to fabrication and shipboard installation of stabilization systems.
Moreover, the company is well known for its ability and willingness to tackle all manner of unusual and challenging engineering projects.
Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC) provides a mix of scientists, engineers, naval architects and technicians who are motivated to move ideas from concept through design and prototype. NAIAD DYNAMICS Naiad Dynamics world leader in ship motion solutions is the fusion of the legendary Stabilizer and Ride Control System manufacturers Naiad Marine Systems, Maritime Dynamics, Vosper Motion Control, Vosper Stabilizers, VT Marine Products and Koopnautic Holland.
On-Line (BBS) should be used for all current Discussions.
New!!! Even More Advanced Marine Vehicles (AMVs) CD Data Available. Nov 2007 IHS announces the Fourth Advanced Marine Vehicle (AMV) CD-ROM in its series of reference and historical AMV document releases. The new CD has 74 documents:
Want details? Click Here to view a Table of Contents and abstracts for each document on the CD. Cost is only US$12.00 for IHS members; US$15.00 for nonmembers. This includes postage worldwide. IHS accepts payment by personal check, bank check, money order or cash (all in US dollars only).We have also arranged for payment by credit card (online only!).
Note: AMV CD-ROM #1, #2 and #3 the first three CDs in this series, are still available for sale.
Click Here for ordering instructions.
ALSO New!!! ALL Back-issues of IHS NEWSLETTERS (1978-2013) Available. IHS announces the consolidation and indexing of all IHS NEWSLETTERS onto a CD.
Want details? Click Here for an Index and abstracts for each document on the CD. Cost is only US$12.00 for IHS members; US$15.00 for nonmembers. This includes postage worldwide. IHS accepts payment by personal check, bank check, money order or cash (all in US dollars only).We have also arranged for payment by credit card (online only!).
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