Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (1001-596)

Period of Performance: 04/07/2011 - 10/07/2011

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Triton Systems, Inc. proposes to identify the most promising alternatives for the Marine Corps to become more energy efficient, particularly in company-sized forward operating bases (FOBs). Energy use at FOBs can be very high and the logistics of delivering fuel are a major problem. In Phase I Triton will develop an analytical model of the power and ECU loads for a small and medium FOB. The model will start with a baseline using current Marine Corps equipment. Using the model, the team will conduct a sensitivity analysis to determine how making equipment changes affect fuel usage. Several innovative concepts will be evaluated to determine what would have the largest impact on energy usage balanced against logistics considerations and cost.