Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
John X. Situ, PhD
Recent executive orders and international agreements require the United States to significantly reduce its carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. The DoD is a significant contributor to the carbon emissions of the USA and will be required to reduce the emissions. Therefore, in order to make appropriate programmatic decisions the DoD needs to develop an appropriate method for estimating carbon and making programmatic decisions; trading-off carbon emissions with the traditional cost-schedule-performance metrics. This thesis examines the possibility of developing a model that can be used to estimate the carbon footprint of producing a system before detailed engineering designed have been complete.
DTIC Accession Number
Gray, Robert F., "Carbon Estimation and Decision Making in USAF Acquisition" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5398.