Engineering Evaluation and Analysis for the Improvement of Military Standard Generators. Volume 1.
Final rept. 24 Feb-29 May 1987,
VSE CORP ALEXANDRIA VA ARMY SYSTEMS GROUP
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This Final Report provides an in-depth look at on-going projects for improving the Mobile Electric Power Generating System MEPGS sets. A detailed comparison of existing MEPGS requirements for generators against proposed requirements for commercial generators procured for tactical military use is presented. From this comparison, a list of areas and characteristics of the MEPGS sets, which fall short of the requirements imposed by the draft Required Operational Capability ROC document are presented. Major areas include noise, reliability, Electro Magnetic Pulse EMP, and built-in test equipment. This report analyzes industry response and suggestions for improvement of the MPEGS set family. Respondents suggestions fell primarily in the areas of Reliability, Noise and Infrared IR suppression. The majority of recommended actions were general in nature, but the vendors were consistent in the areas they felt could be improved. Design modifications are proposed for all MEPGS sets considered in this study to upgrade the requirements in the areas of noise suppression and reliability. Major emphasis is placed on improvements to the 15, 30, and 60 kW generator sets.
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