Accession Number : ADA460456


Title :   Cost Benefit Analysis of Performing a Pilot Project for Hydrogen-Powered Ground Support Equipment at Lemoore Naval Air Station


Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Etheridge, Jacqueline M. ; Maxwell, Brian W. ; Alton, G. D.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA460456


Report Date : DEC 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : The primary purpose of this thesis is to provide a cost benefit analysis of a pilot program at NAS Lemoore for the use of hydrogen fuel cell powered aviation ground support equipment(GSE) and provide general background information on hydrogen power. The analysis is conducted to determine expected program cost and to determine what benefits the Navy could achieve by using hydrogen fuel cell powered tow tractors, electric carts and hydraulic carts. Analysis shows benefits in the following areas: reduced green house gas emissions and noise pollution, reduced HAZMAT generation due to reduced oil usage and spills/leaks, reduced maintenance labor costs for fuel cell over diesel engines, and reduced training time required after full fuel cell implementation.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL AVIATION , *HYDROGEN , *GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT , *COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS , *FUEL CELLS , THESES , NOISE POLLUTION , HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT , HAZARDOUS MATERIALS , NAVAL AIR STATIONS


Subject Categories : TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES
      ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE