Accession Number : AD1049310


Title :   Identifying Key Factors Relevant for Base Camp Siting


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CHAMPAIGN United States


Personal Author(s) : Cegan,Jeffrey C ; Calfas,George W ; Bates,Matthew E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1049310.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : To sustain itself as the world's premier land power, the U.S. Army needs the capability to support expeditionary forces by projecting a minimal basing footprint with reduced logistical burdens. Strategically sited contingency bases (CBs) allow the Army's expeditionary forces to rapidly respond throughout a joint area of operations. To assist with this goal, the Army is funding work in the Engineer Site Identification for the Tactical Environment (ENSITE) program, which is dedicated to empowering military planners with the data and knowledge to site CB locations. The work reported here explores reasonable analytical framings for the site suitability analysis, including identification of appropriate methods, criteria, and parameters for evaluating different spatial areas for suitability as new CBs. This work utilizes the specialized capabilities and knowledge of the U.S. Army Engineer, Research, and Development Centers Risk and Decision Science team (RADS), who worked with ENSITE colleagues and subject matter experts to identify key factors relevant for locating CBs.


Descriptors :   military facilities , computer programs , military planning , decision making , missions , Enemy , terrain , weather , manpower , site selection , scoring


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE