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Solar panels for Naval ships in Ship building

In a modern conflict, the easier you can be seen, the faster you will die. Current solar panels are large flat, very reflective, and easily seen. Perhaps a new generation of completely absorbent ...
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Solar panels for Naval ships in Ship building

Every good Navy deserves Drone Boats. https://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/marine-drone-23029.html Look at that drone boat! Flaunting its solar panels open to the blue sky! Is that San ...
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Solar panels for Naval ships in Ship building

Not for Warships According to Wikipedia, a Los Angeles class submarine has a >100 MW nuclear reactor. A 100 MW solar farm requires about 500 - 1000 acres of panels. It is not feasible for a warship ...
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Solar panels for Naval ships in Ship building

No. Apart from very small scale (charging small batteries for equipment) I can't imagine Solar power to be used very much at all in a military. This is because it is a Navy. The primary purpose of a ...
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Solar panels for Naval ships in Ship building

Solar panels are already routinely used on some ships to charge batteries and provide power to the on board equipment. It's a common sight if you go in any harbor. However don't forget that the ocean ...
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How would low-gravity seas affect ship design?

Waves will be larger, but not steeper. So wavelength will still be 7 to 10 times wave height. (~7 is where waves start to break. Since a wave will be taller for a given energy, and wave height is a ...
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How would low-gravity seas affect ship design?

Well, sailboats are out because there isn't much righting moment to resist the heeling moment of the sails. Or the boat's have to be huge. There is a scaling law where RM scales with size a little bit ...
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How would low-gravity seas affect ship design?

Submarines With more dangerous waves we can do three things. Either take them head on, making ships that battle the wave. Accept them, using ships that can ride the waves. Evade them, going over or ...
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How would low-gravity seas affect ship design?

TV tropes has a trope about the hardness of science fiction. BMF should ask themself how "hard" they want their story to be. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/SlidingScale/...
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How would low-gravity seas affect ship design?

One parameter for ship design is hull speed or displacement speed which also depends on gravity. $v_{hull}=\sqrt{\frac{L_{WL}g}{2\pi}}$ Where $L_{WL}$ is the length of the waterline in meters. You get ...
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