Accession Number : AD0768130

Title :   Determination of the Number of Hydrocarbon-Air Fuel Cells and Maintenance Personnel Required by a Mission,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Proeschel,Thomas H.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The report explores these questions: 1) how many hydrocarbon-air fuel cell power plants should be used in a standby configuration to insure continuous power for a small, field type communications facility, and 2) how many repair personnel will be required to maintain the power plants for a number of these communication facilities. A GASP II events simulation model is developed that combines environmental and power plant design information to answer the above deployment and personnel questions. Results of the study indicate that for the environment and tactical situation investigated, only two fuel cell power plants in standby configuration would insure the same or better facility power reliability as that would be obtained by using three gasoline engine generators in standby configuration. Also there would be a substantial reduction in the number of repairmen that would be required id fuel cell plants were used instead of gasoline generators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, *AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS), MOBILE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE