Design of a sustainable forward operating base

G. Cave*, W. Goodwin, M. Harrison, A. Sadiq, T. Tryfonas

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Abstract

This paper presents ideas for a more sustainable design of a forward operating base (FOB) with an overall aim to reduce its supply chain footprint through a holistic approach. We use System-of-systems principles to understand the current design rationale and analyse the impact of current energy demand and resource waste, in order to identify practical solutions for this challenging environment. Our proposed design features two key ideas - deployment of a standardised structure and water treatment and recycling. We found that the combination of these two elements produces an overall more sustainable FOB design for the British military in Afghanistan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2011 6th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering: SoSE in Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, and Cyber Security, SoSE 2011
Pages251-257
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 6th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering: SoSE in Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, and Cyber Security, SoSE 2011 - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201130 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2011 6th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering: SoSE in Cloud Computing, Smart Grid, and Cyber Security, SoSE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period27/06/1130/06/11

Keywords

  • Forward Operating Base
  • sustainable design

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