A Simple Disaster Response Kit Comprised of Off-the-shelf Components
WINNER: Best HADR-C Design
To provide on-the-ground disaster response teams with power generation, water purification, and communication capacity, an integrated equipment kit has been designed. The proposed design satisfies all requirements of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Challenge, set forth by the Department of Defense. It is recognized that previous kits have provided the required operational capacity, but were too expensive and heavy for some partner organizations to deploy. Here, innovative component selection allows the kit to remain within the monetary and weight budgets, while still providing the required capacity. Fully self contained, all components fit within a Joint Modular Intermodal Container and when necessary are individually packaged within protective casings.