The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) needs to conduct an analysis of small unit power requirements. This study assesses both current and future (approx. 2024) small unit configurations, and the impact that operational conditions and tactical scenarios have on power requirements, beyond a straightforward reference to technical data. This analysis accounts for potential changes to the USMC force structure, as well as technological changes that alter access to and implementation of equipment. In support of that broader need, this study uses a systems engineering analysis of the impact that alterations to operating conditions have on power requirements. This study starts with the mission set currently defined within IPOWER, an energy simulation tool, as a starting point but also further develops possible system structure, and methodologically analyzes appropriate options to use in both acquisition and operational environments. This study creates architectural representations of mission profiles and mission blocks to define candidate duty cycles and assess the impact that alterations to those mission profiles have on power usage.
Hernandez, Alejandro S. Paulo, Eugene P. Beery, Paul T.
Engineering Systems Systems Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School
Master of Science in Engineering Systems Master of Science in Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering (SE)
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