Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.


We worked to assess the current Marine Corps Standard Issue Tactical Pack System in an effort to make it more desirable for use in extreme situations. Our project's final objective addressed the supplementary dry pack system designed by Cascade Designs Inc. - the MACS Sack. Our efforts yielded a final proposal which incorporated lightweight and durable additions to the existing MACS Sack design. These additions improved the functional capacity of the MACS Sack for Marine Corps Dive Operations. By assembling a comprehensive literature background, we found that our results provided greater improvements over the exiting MACS Sack systems.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering