USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.
730 11th Street SE Rear Washington, DC -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Fuel Efficient Forward Operating Base (FOB)
Agency: DOD
Contract: M67854-11-C-6527
Award Amount: $99,570.00


Marine Design Dynamics, Inc. is pleased to propose an advanced, analytical method for the development of concepts and systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce logistics requirements to sustain USMC Forward Operating Bases (FOB). In its simplest form, our concept is to provide a capability to design more energy efficient FOBs, or given a fixed FOB design, to develop better operating guidelines and principles for its operation. A model to support this capability and a script guiding its effective use will be developed. MDD"s solution is through the use of the FOB Energy Generation, Distribution, and Consumption (EGDC) model, which will be the key tool to assist with the assessment of efficiency gains in the full spectrum of FOB energy generation, distribution, and consumption systems. MDD intends to leverage past performance experience, coupled with subject matter expert analysis, in developing a pragmatic and cost effective EGDC model. It will incorporate parameters representing the structure performance of present FOB energy system configurations. The consideration of FOB energy generation, distribution, and consumption as a total integrated system within the model supports the establishment of a variety of reliable baselines for later assessment, establishing credibility of subsequent analysis and reporting.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Buck
Vice President - Engineer
(202) 380-5910

Business Contact:

Sebastian Phillips
President, CEO
(202) 536-4120
Small Business Information at Submission:

Marine Design Dynamics, Inc.
758 11th Street SE Washington, DC -

EIN/Tax ID: 203371518
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes