Analysis of tools for simulation of Shipboard Electric Power Systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Navy Shipboard Power Systems have different characteristics when compared with utility power systems. To conduct system studies on shipboard power systems, an effective simulation tool is required to model the Shipboard Electric Power Systems. This paper presents the results of the analysis of three popular simulation tools, ATP, PSpice and Saber for transient simulation of Shipboard Electric Power Systems (SPSs). The results suggest that ATP is a good tool for generating detailed component models and calculating model parameters directly from standard specifications and ratings of the equipment. PSpice and Saber have an excellent graphical interface for building complex SPSs and flexibility in establishing monitoring points and processing output data. 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, H., Butler, K. L., Sarma, N., DoCarmo, H., Gopalakrishnan, S., & Adediran, A.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, H||Butler, KL||Sarma, NDR||DoCarmo, H||Gopalakrishnan, S||Adediran, A

publication date

  • June 2001