Evaluation of system architectures for the Army Aviation Ground Power Unit
Alexandre, Kevin L.
Owen, Walter E.
Aparicio, J. Marc
MetadataShow full item record
Ground support equipment is critical to the success of Army Aviation. As the Aviation Ground Power Unit evolves or is replaced, it will be necessary to reduce life cycle costs and improve availability. This thesis explores the requirements and offers potential architectures and component selection to satisfy the Army Aviation Ground Power Unit requirements while increasing value. Using the current system as a baseline, alternatives were compared using performance, mass, envelope, reliability, and life cycle costs. The power plant proved to be the most important component in the architectures examined. Power plant influence on the life cycle cost of the system was the dominant factor among the selection criteria; fuel and power plant maintenance costs were the largest contributors to system life cycle costs. The research concludes that architectures with diesel engine power plants are preferred even though these architectures have an inherent mass risk and require greater interaction between aviation and ground maintenance activities.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Gerber, Chad A.; Clark, Jeremy A. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-06);Aligning fiscal policies with energy conservation initiatives and operational requirements is vital to achieving a positive and sustainable energy outlook for the United States Navy. The purpose of this study is to fill ...
Software Re-Engineering of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System b1s (Maintenance extension) using object oriented methods in a Microsoft Environment Flanders, Thomas P.; Tufts, Scott K. (2001);The purpose of this research is to technically evaluate, refine, and expand two existing aircraft safety management information systems (one military and one civilian). The systems are used in the data collection, organization, ...
Quartuccio, John; Giammarco, Kristin; Auguston, Mikhail (2017);An automated means to identify behavior patterns would enable system developers to gain the benefit of past results in current and future system design. Analysis of decision patterns captures the interactions of human ...