Below is a list of programs that represent Cardinal’s expertise at work.
Department of Energy Wind and Water Power Technologies Office
Working with Sandia National Laboratories, Cardinal is providing critical technical leadership and project management support to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind and Water Power Technologies Office. As the U.S. seeks to develop clean renewable energy sources, offshore wind and marine and hydrokinetic energy are beginning to show great promise. Offshore wind is well established in Europe and is a potential contributor to the U.S. electricity generation mix. Marine and hydrokinetic energy technologies are emerging worldwide and encompass a broad category of devices that convert energy from riverine sources and ocean waves, tides, currents and thermal gradients to electricity. Our partnership with Sandia and DOE enables us to collaborate with the spectrum of participants creating these new technologies including other government agencies, universities, national laboratories, device developers, investors and end users.
US Navy Ohio Class Replacement Program
Cardinal Engineering is supporting the development of the Navy’s newest ballistic missile submarine working with personnel from the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. Cardinal engineers are key members of the Structures and Shock systems integration teams providing technical and analytical support. Our key efforts include specification development, design review and compliance, configuration control, and design for affordability.
Austal USA Littoral Combat Ship Shock Survivability
Cardinal is providing shock survivability analytical support to Austal USA shipbuilders and their systems vendors to assure combat readiness of the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Designed to conduct missions close to shore, this revolutionary platform will conduct a myriad of functions involving close encounters with a variety of coastline threats. Cardinal is developing customized analytical tools and performing sophisticated computational analyses to validate survivable designs of mission-critical systems subjected to high-amplitude weapons effects.
U.S. Navy Virginia Class Submarine Program
Cardinal Engineering is supporting the acquisition of the Navy’s newest class attack submarine working with personnel from the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. Cardinal engineers are integral members of the propulsor manufacturing team providing engineering and technical support. Our principal efforts include manufacturing oversight, design review and compliance, drawing review and production, and configuration control maintenance.