Accession Number : ADA565620


Title :   Analysis of Non-Tactical Vehicle Utilization at Fort Carson Colorado


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI


Personal Author(s) : Eick, Steven T ; Smart, Thomas A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a565620.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DOD) is considering integration of electric vehicles into its non-tactical vehicle (NTV) fleet to support efficiency goals and sustainable power initiatives. In order to identify the best vehicles for electrification, DOD needs to understand the duty cycles and daily operating patterns of NTVs on bases. A six-month data acquisition study was conducted on 24 NTVs at Fort Carson, CO using GPS data loggers to monitor a variety of vehicle types and uses. Information was extracted on usage time, distance, vehicle speed and geographic location in order to compare vehicle driving profiles. The regenerative energy recovery potential for specific duty cycles was also quantified through a cumulative assessment of the number and severity of deceleration events. Of the duty cycles analyzed, the work trucks at Fort Carson were judged to be the best electric vehicle candidates.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC PROPULSION , *MILITARY VEHICLES , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , EFFICIENCY , ENERGY , GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM , INTEGRATION , SYMPOSIA , TRUCKS , UTILIZATION


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Electric and Ion Propulsion


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE