Masters Theses


Onur Kahveci


"An automated forward operating base (FOB) open-source electrical distribution system simulator control center tool, or ODCC, was developed based on an open platform distribution system simulator (DSS) that is able to create variable models of electrical systems and perform many types of analysis for the VFOB project. Virtual forward operating base, or VFOB, is a graphical planning, design, and analysis tool for forward operating bases that consists of a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) framework that captures the interrelationships between components that comprise a contingency base in a mathematical model.

Most FOBs are designed in an ad-hoc process whereby facilities, especially power generation related facilities, are selected based on experiences rather than from an analysis of the size and functionality of the base under consideration.

Furthermore, FOB power generation and distribution systems are typically conglomerations of disparate units that are electrically connected without regard to efficiency, safety, or reliability. The VFOB project has been undertaken to provide the military with an automated design tool that will provide intelligent guidance to the FOB design process by developing a virtual forward operating base prior to acquisition and deployment.

The ODCC tool provides an automated tool that solves the problem of designing contingency base electrical distribution solutions in an ad-hoc manner. It can be used to improve the efficiency of electrical systems in terms of design techniques, usability, and flexibility. It is easily expandable so that it can be modified to meet future needs. The ODCC simulator was developed to overcome a series of limitations of current electrical system simulators"--Abstract, page iii.


Crow, Mariesa

Committee Member(s)

Chowdhury, Badrul H.
Elmore, A. Curt


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2013


xvii, 318 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-281).


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Subject Headings

Electric power distribution -- Computer simulation
Electric power systems -- Computer simulation
Military bases

Thesis Number

T 10327

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