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1 Author(s)
Sudhoff, S.D. ; Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA

Electric ship propulsion systems could be found on marine vessels a century ago. In these early ships, the electrical propulsion system acted as a gearbox, and shipboard power requirements were dwarfed by those of propulsion. While electric propulsion systems later gave way to mechanical drive systems, the past two decades have seen a resurgence in electric ship technology.

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Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 4 )