By Dialogo January 01, 2012 After two days of training, Honduran Air Force Second Lieutenant Percy Maradiaga said, “PEAK is excellent for first response because it supports the mission we carry out and meets basic needs in natural-disaster situations: providing energy, water, communications.” He concluded, “This is a truly complete system.” The sun beats down mercilessly; still no one thinks to dive into the green and cloudy waters of the pond at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. But the Pre-positioned Expeditionary Assistance Kits (PEAK) system’s purification and desalination module transforms the water into a clear, drinkable liquid. Military personnel from the Humanitarian Response and Rescue Units of the Honduran Armed Forces and representatives from the Permanent Committee for Contingencies participating in the PEAK operational demonstration disassembled and installed each of the system’s components as part of their training. On one side of the pond, the men set up 12 solar panels with the capacity to generate 2.2 kilowatts per day. On the other, they set up an Aspen 2000 water purification unit, which can provide approximately 6,800 liters of potable water a day from local sources. In the center, the team erected a communications antenna. Under a tent, they set up the computers for operating the situational awareness system and for telephone communication over the Broadband Global Area Network, commonly referred to as BGAN. A second antenna was installed at a distance to extend the principal antenna’s range and prevent dead zones. When the solar panels are unable to generate sufficient energy, on cloudy days, for example, a diesel-powered electrical generator and three banks of lithium-ion batteries are used.
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