Installation’s ‘Digital Twin’ Enhances Decision-Making for Asset, Energy Management

Installation’s ‘Digital Twin’ Enhances Decision-Making for Asset, Energy Management

By integrating a number of cutting-edge technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton has developed a prototype, 3-D visualization model for a military base which allows public works staff to monitor most installation management functions, including property management, construction execution, energy usage and land use planning. The model, developed for the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, tracks current conditions using unmanned aerial vehicles and other autonomous data collection platforms outfitted with cameras and other sensors, and employs data analytics to quickly detect anomalies. By aggregating data from a multitude of sources, this “digital twin” facilitates scenario planning for a wide range of applications, such as new construction, facilities sustainment, and energy efficiency and resiliency investments.

A case study about the 3-D model will be featured as one of six “Innovators” at Installation Innovation 2018 in San Diego from Feb. 12-14. For more information about the Forum and to register, visit the IIF website.

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