Accession Number:

ADA576578

Title:

The Modification of HOMER Software Application to Provide the United States Marine Corps with an Energy Planning Tool

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

The Marine Corps is getting back to its expeditionary roots, becoming lighter, leaner, and conversely ever more dependent on power. Until recently, expeditionary power planning has been an afterthought in the Marine Corps. HOMER Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables is a software tool that will enable Logistics Marines to conduct detailed planning to provide efficient expeditionary power. The focus of this thesis is the addition of Marine Corps systems into HOMER. Specific investigations include an analysis of SPACES compared to a control system, and rapid-discharge heat testing of lithium ion batteries. Results include performance specifications for SPACES entry into HOMER and partial validation of the use of the Kinetic Battery Model for Lithium Ion Batteries.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE