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The Future of Heating and Cooling for our troops in Afghanistan

As you can see from the topics mentioned previously in this project, the heating and cooling of our troops in Afghanistan is taken extremely seriously. The amount of thought that goes into this process is almost unbelievable. With that being said, the United States Military has no plans to stop the advancements in heating and cooling. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The Military has many goals for improving the comfort and convenience of our troops as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of the heating and cooling process. For example, there are many ideas that can help to lower the cost of heating and cooling which will help not our troops but also our environment. The military is also putting much thought into energy management and the continuation of standardized shelters.

Lowering the costs of heating and cooling of our troops is a primary goal for our military. However, they do not want to just simply lower the cost of heating and cooling by making our troops have to deal with the hot days and sometimes cold nights. The military is in the process of testing new systems that will actually make the heating and cooling better as well as cut expenses. For example, they are working to develop solar covers constructed from highly porous fabric. These solar covers will help to block the harsh solar loading found in the desert. The porous fabric will help to keep a good airflow and reduce heat buildup. Another possible idea is to augment the shelters with a series of internal liners. These liners will help to reduce the HVAC requirements and therefore lower expenses. The ultimate goal is to have self-sustaining shelter. Frank E. Kostka, director of shelter technology, engineering and fabrication at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (RDEC), said that all…...

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