The 14th CTMA Annual Partners Meeting (formerly referred to as Annual Symposium) is a combination virtual and networking event.
This year’s Partners Meeting theme is “Fast Track to Collaboration” and participants will discuss methods for successfully implementing technology at maintenance facilities and to identify other technology initiatives that impact weapon system readiness.
Live keynote addresses and panel discussions will be via video-conference with rebroadcast over the internet to anyone registering for the event. Participants can tune-in to the meeting based on their interests in the agenda.
Industry and local DoD personnel are invited to join us at NCMS in Ann Arbor for the Partners Meeting. Project teams will be showcased during the meeting, and each team will have 30 minutes to either present their technology or conduct a demonstration for broadcast to participants throughout the sustainment community.
A networking reception for NCMS participants will be held the evening of 21 May.
Times listed on Agenda are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and remote sites need to adjust accordingly
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
|1300 – 1315||Industry Perspective – Richard Jarman, President & CEO, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences|
|1315 – 1335||DoD Readiness Sustainment Challenge – John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance, Office of the Secretary of Defense|
|1335 – 1355||NAVSEA Technology Perspective – Rear Admiral Mark R. Whitney, Deputy Commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command|
|1355 – 1415||BREAK|
|1415 – 1615||
Abstract - As the DoD budgetary constraints deepen, their Maintenance Facilities are under increasing pressures to sustain the fleet at less cost, and with higher reliability and readiness. Panel members are on the front lines of weapon systems sustainment and will discuss how emerging technology could help their operations and outline their technology needs.
Panel Moderator - Frank Zardecki, Deputy Commander, Tobyhanna Army Depot
|1615 – 1630||Closing Remarks
|1700 – 1900||Welcome Networking Reception – NCMS Headquarters|
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
|0900 – 0920||Opening Remarks & CTMA Basics Review - Debbie Lilu, Sr. Program Manager and CTMA Operations Director, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Technology Highlights Sessions
|0920 – 0950||Virtual Workplace Simulator – Improving Results in Maintenance Operations, Chip McDaniel, Pendaran, Inc.|
|0950 – 1020||Product Life Cycle Management for Aircraft Sustainment and Support, Randy Langmead, Federal Business Development, Siemens PLM Software|
|1020 – 1050||Collective Mind – Avoidance of Maintenance Cost through Predictive Trending, Artur Dubrawski, Carnegie Mellon University|
|1050 – 1120||Erosion / Corrosion Resistant Coating for Gas Turbine Engine Systems, Simon Durham, MDS Coating Technologies|
|1120 – 1150||Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS), Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics|
|1150 – 1220||Visual Work Cards – Streamlining Maintenance Processes, Randy Kirk, Aspire Solutions, Inc.|
|1220 – 1310||Break / Lunch|
|1310 – 1340||Fastener Removal Improvement Technology Adoption (FRITA), Bill Chenevert, Sr. Program Manager, NCMS|
|1340 – 1410||Q5800 – Expeditionary Fluid Analysis System (EFAS), Robert Yurko, Spectro, Inc.|
|1410 – 1440||Sources Sought in America’s VOICe, Nainesh Rathod, Imaginestics, LLC|
|1440 – 1510||Electrical Component Analysis System (ECAS) – Setting the Stage for Future Electrical Maintenance within DoD, Chris Teal, Eclypse International|
|1510 – 1540||IUID Enabled Workscope Optimization, Matt Juarez and Matthew Moseley, StandardAero|
|1540 – 1610||Wireless Command and Control of Material Handling Assets, Ken Ehrman, I.D. Systems, Inc.|
|1610 – 1625||Closing Remarks - Debbie Lilu, Sr. Program Manager and CTMA Operations Director, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences|
|1630 – 1830||Pendaran, Inc. developer of the revolutionary Virtual Workplace Simulator, is hosting a reception and a live demonstration of the simulator – NCMS Headquarters
Described by commercial and military clients as “a game-changer” and “the most effective learning method ever”, the Pendaran virtual Workplace has enable clients, including Fleet Readiness Center East, to achieve dramatic operational improvements through Accelerated Experience.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
|0815 – 0830||Opening Remarks - Tony Haynes, Sr. Program Manager, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences|
|0830 – 0900||SERDP and ESTCP Program - Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee, Executive Director|
|0900 – 0930||Corrosion Prevention and Control Program - Richard Hays, Deputy Director|
|0930 – 1000||Break|
|1000 – 1145||
Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG) Panel
Abstract- Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG)
Panel Moderator - Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD/MP&P
|1145 – 1230||Break / Lunch|
|1230 – 1345||
OSD/NCMS Maintenance Technology Challenge –
Digital Pen and Paper for Capturing Maintenance Data (ADAPx, FRC Southwest) – The user would employ a pen that records the data being written on paper that has been printed on site with a microscopic pattern of dots. The pen can transmit the data via Bluetooth or via docking at a depot computer. Because each piece of paper is unique, and the pen knows precisely which piece of paper it is writing on, the user can fill out any form at any time, alternating among them as s/he pleases.
Automated Process & Inspection Guide (AP&IG) for B1 Bomber at Tinker, Dyess, & Ellsworth Air Force Bases (Aspire Solutions) – The team would utilize AP&IG (Automated Process & Inspection Guide) to automate the existing manual, paper based maintenance and inspection operations. AP&IG standardizes these processes by providing detailed guided work flows using actual pictures that walk the mechanic/inspector thru a set of procedures.
Product Life Cycle Management for Aircraft Sustainment and Support (FRC East, Dassault) – The team proposes a solution to enable users to access engineering, maintenance and logistics information that is required for maintenance in a common environment. This will provide users with the capability to bridge gaps between the fleet and the FRC, FRC to FRC, and internal to the FRC. The solution will provide the ability to capture and utilize complex data in a native state generated by a range of technologies and configuration management tools.
The Application of Laser Metal Deposition as a Repair and Remanufacturing Process for the Wear Surfaces of High Value Components (Focus Hope Industries) – All military vehicles (land, sea, and air) have rotating metal components (e.g. wheel spindles, engine cam shafts, or pump shafts) which exhibit wear, damage, and/or corrosion during their regular service life. When the damage reaches the extent that the relative vehicle systems’ performance is or will be affected these worn parts are typically replaced with new parts and the old part is relegated to the scrap pile. While these old parts cannot be reused in their worn condition, a significant level of useful value is lost when they are simply recycled for their metal. The Project Team proposes to develop a pilot production remanufacturing process for a Government-selected high value component to significantly reduce its life cycle costs.
2D/3D Data Model Collaboration between FRC Southwest, FRC East and FRC Southeast (Navy FRC’s, Siemens, SIS) – The project team proposes a solution that will enable users at FRC Southeast and FRC East to access engineering and manufacturing information from the FRC Southwest via web interface. Each location will be able to utilize configuration controlled data generated by a range of technologies for acquiring the “as-is” condition for aircraft that enter the NAVAIR depot environment. The solution will provide a collaborative environment for maintenance and repair activities between the Depots. Data from the new environment will be formatted and managed to allow a team of users to access, visualize, collaborate, manipulate, and conference using engineering information, (2D and 3D) in a secure and traceable way.
Automated Rotor Blade Stripping System (ARBSS) Service and Expansion (GLC, FRC East) – The project team proposes to: 1) bring ARBSS fully on line in FY 2013 for immediate cost reductions, 2) to establish a track record of reliable performance, and 3) to extend the qualification of the process to V22 and H-1 substrate materials.
Model Based Definition for Aircraft Launch, Recovery, and Support Equipment (NAWCAD Lakehurst) – The project team proposes to formulate a MBD Technical Data Package (TDP) which will consist of engineering drawing formats that are compatible with the existing 3D PDF (PRC) solution, and embedding STEP files into these PDF files. A comparison of the PRO/E models with the new PRC and STEP model files will be conducted to ensure that these models define an identical geometry.
Reducing Unscheduled Maintenance and No Fault Found Costs with the Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) (Universal Synaptics) – The Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) is a tester that was specifically designed to fill the conventional ONE circuit at a time testing void. The IFDIS tests the LRU WRA chassis wiring and identifies the precise location of each defect through the use of a hardware neural network that monitors ALL of the circuits in the Unit Under Test (UUT) individually, simultaneously and continuously (no scanning, sampling, averaging or multiplexing), detecting any intermittent event even as short at 50 nanosecond (0.00000005 seconds), that’s one twentieth of a millionth of a second. This quantum leap in test technology enables the chassis wiring problems to be easily repaired, as the root cause of the fault that drove the equipment item in for repair is accurately identified and isolated. Repairing the defect is usually trivial; finding the defect has always been, and continues to be, the problem.
|1345 – 1415||Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Interoperability, Mark Mazzara, Robotic Systems Joint Program Office|
|1415 – 1445||Multi-Beam Laser Additive Manufacturing, Hans Herfurth, Fraunhofer, USA|
|1445 – 1515||Coalition Logistics Interoperability/Joint Logistics Integration, Bob Appleton, RW Appleton & Company, Inc.|
|1515 – 1545||Hexavalent Chromium Replacement Validation Program, Timothy Hall, Faraday Technology
|1545 – 1615||Rapid Access to Readiness Essential (RARE) Parts through Additive Manufacturing, Stacey Clark Kerwien, U.S. Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal|
|1615 – 1645||Closing Remarks
2200 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara CA 95054-1549
SIG members will participate in an industry roundtable with with Rodney Brooks of ReThink Robotics prior to his talk at the University of Michigan. Attendance at this meeting is limited.
Please don\’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with Dr. Brooks. Rodney Brooks is founder, CTO, and Chairman of Rethink Robotics, a 2008 Boston-based startup. The company is developing a new class of industrial robot that will help keep manufacturing jobs in America. Rethink\’s robots are to current industrial robots what the PC was to the mainframe. The new robots are made in the USA. After his talk we will continue our meeting at NCMS with a full agenda of topics.
8:30 am – 9:00 am
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome/Michigan Robotics Day Report
Phil Callihan, NCMS
Morning- Advanced Automation
9:15 am – 9:40 am
Travel to North Campus
9:45 am – 10:45 am
Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
11:00 am -Noon
Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
Noon – 12:30 pm
Return from North Campus
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Brooks Discussion- What Rethink’s Approach Means For Manufacturing
Afternoon- Autonomous Technologies
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
PreScan: A Co-Simulation Tool for Developing Sensor Based Autonomous Control Algorithms
Jeff Blackburn, TASS International
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Teleoperation, Semi-Autonomy, and Ground Vehicles
Mitchell M. Rohde, PhD, Quantum Signal LLC
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Aerial Inspection Using Autonomous Vehicles
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Phil Callihan, NCMS
Digital Manufacturing Revolution
Grid Cell™ Innovation Center Launch
October 1-2, 2013
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
PLEASE CONTACT ALISSAR@NCMS.ORG
GE Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center
Van Buren, Michigan
You are cordially invited to attend Digital Manufacturing Revolution, the public launch of the Michigan Grid Cell™ Innovation Center at GE’s Advanced Manufacturing & Software Technology Center (AMSTC) in Van Buren. This two-day invitation-only celebration represents the kickoff of a national innovation strategy powered by a Strategic Interest Group determined to change the way America builds.
The Grid will bring 21st Century Digital Manufacturing tools to American industry, allowing them to leverage the power of big data, predictive simulations, and high-performance computing in a community-driven virtual network. And we want you to come help celebrate its launch!
Draft Agenda, Please Note: All Sessions are Subject to Change
|Tuesday October 1st, 2013|
|11:00am – 1:00pm Facilitated Workshop for OEMs (invitation only)|
Lightweight for Automotive Materials Program (LAMP) Lights the Way: Rick Jarman, NCMS President & CEO
LAMP Program Panel
|2:00 pm||Where LAMP has Lead Us: NCMS’ Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group (DM SIG) Status Update: Jon Riley, NCMS|
Workforce Development Panel
This panel will focus on:
|3:15 pm||Afternoon Break|
|3:30 pm||Where do we go next? Evolution of the DM SIG and Q&A Jon Riley, NCMS|
|6:30 pm||Networking Reception
Courtyard, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, MI
Presentation: “ Technologies for the future of HPC, Research Computing and Digital Manufacturing ” by Mark Fernandez, PhD., Computer Scientist, Dell Advanced Systems Group
|Wednesday October 2nd, 2013|
|8:00 am||Continental Breakfast and Networking|
|8:45 am||Introduction to NCMS Rick Jarman, President & CEO|
GE Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center Overview Roland Menassa, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Leader
|9:15 am||Keynote: Tom Lange, Director, Modeling & Simulation Corporate R&D at The Procter & Gamble Company|
|9:45 am||Revitalizing Manufacturing in Michigan: Mike Finney, President & CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation|
|10:15 am||Morning Break|
|10:45 am||Introducing the NCMS Grid Initiative: Jon Riley, NCMS|
|11:00 am||Pilot Project Showcase – Xoran, Ann Arbor, MI & Altair, Troy, MI|
|11:30 am||Michigan’s InnoState Project: Lisa Katz, WIN/Edith Wiarda, MMTC|
|Lunch & Networking|
NCMS Grid Portal Demonstration: Dustin Bosscher, Perficient
|1:30 pm||Advanced Manufacturing Techniques in the Middle Market
Executive Summary of a Report by the National Center for Middle Markets and The National Association of Manufacturers: Doug Farren, OSU Fisher College of Business
|2:00 – 4:00pm||
Voice of the Customer & Networking
“Bridging the Innovation Gap: Issues and opportunities for small & mid-sized manufacturers to expand the use of Technical Computing” An HP-Intel Roundtable
“Keys to Introducing and Implementing New Technology in Your Company” A Presentation by Unity Advisors Group
GE Advanced Manufacturing & Software Technology Center (AMSTC) Map of GE AMSTC Campus
Grace Lake Corporate Center
1 Village Center Drive
Van Buren Township, Michigan 48111
Reception and Dinner:
The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Tel: (734) 414-0600
Detroit Metro Airport DTW
The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Tel: (734) 414-0600
A block of rooms at a discounted rate is being held for our group. Reserve your room early, the block will be released on Sept 13th.
Online Reservations – www.theinnatstjohns.com , click on “Individual Reservations” from the reservation screen and then select “HAVE A SPECIAL CODE?” You will be prompted for a GROUP ACCESS CODE. GROUP ACCESS CODE: 10E4O2 The group access code must be entered to receive the group rate.
Phone Reservations – To make a reservation over the phone, please contact the hotel at (734) 414-0600 and reference the GROUP ACCESS CODE: 10E4O2 , or GROUP NAME: National Center for Manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing (3DP) in Support of DoD Maintenance & Sustainment Virtual Workshop
13 November 2013
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs (ODASD(MPP)) and NCMS propose establishment of an initiative to expedite and facilitate the adoption and use of Additive manufacturing (AM) in the active maintenance and sustainment of DoD weapons systems and in support of the Warfighter.
This Virtual Workshop is designed to acquaint you first with the DoD’s and other Federal agencies’ 22 year collaboration in the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM). In the morning session, Rapid Access to Readiness Essential (RARE) Parts team members from NAVY, NAVAIR, NASA, and ARMY will share examples of successful AM applications and experience falling into three classifications: Indirect Parts, Direct Parts, and Repairs. In the afternoon, this experience base launches us into discussions seeded by Panel Members examining key elements necessary to formulating and implementing an integrated approach to adoption of AM across DoD, and possibly across multiple agencies. The afternoon Panel Session will be moderated by Dr. William Frazier, Chief Scientist, AIR-4.3, NAVAIR. Finally, the last hour will engage presenters and you, our workshop participants, in an ‘idea assembly’ meant to identify priorities and implementation strategies for an integrated approach to AM adoption across DoD.
China looks to Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace
Foreign Government Programs Differ in Some Key Respects From Those in the United States
3D printing for space: the additive revolution
REF’s 3D Printer Spits out Fix for M249 SAW
The Promise of 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing: Going Mainstream
Virtual Workshop via VTC, DCO
Connection/login instructions will be provided following registration.
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs (ODASD(MPP)) and NCMS
If you have any questions, please contact:
Sr. Program Manager
Welcome & Introduction –Greg Kilchenstein (ODASD(MPP)), Andrew Perich forSteve Luckowski (JDMTP metals group)
Abbreviated History of DoD, NASA, & DOE 22-year Collaboration with Industry in Additive Manufacturing – Including Case Examples of Indirect Parts, Direct Parts, Repairs via AM
Moderator – Connie Philips, NCMS
Break for Lunch
Approaches to Stimulating & Accelerating Adoption
Discussion & Synthesis – Moderator Connie Philips, NCMS
Next steps – Greg Kilchenstein
The upcoming NCMS Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group meeting will be held on March 5th in the Executive Briefing Center at Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. in Waltham, MA with a reception March 4th.
We are anticipating a lively, interactive and constructive meeting and hope to see you there.
Schedule of Events:
March 4th, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Welcome Reception - A welcome reception will be held at the Executive Briefing Center at Dassault Systèmes where you have an opportunity to experience true, immersive 3D in its Virtual Reality Center.
March 5th, 2014
8:00am to 4:00pm – DM SIG Meeting
4:00pm to 5:00pm – Closing Networking Reception
A special Thank You to Dassault Systèmes for hosting this meeting.
|6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||Welcome Reception|
|8:00 AM||Check-in and Breakfast|
|8:30 AM||Welcome and Review Day’s Agenda - Jon Riley|
Status and Updates on Grid Cell™ Initiative – MI, VA, MA, FL – Jon Riley
|8:40 AM||MI Grid Cell™|
|9:00 AM||VA Grid Cell™|
|9:30 AM||MA Grid Cell™|
|10:00 AM||FL Grid Cell™|
|10:45 AM||Intel Survey Results and Findings - Danielle Jones|
Strategies for Engaging MI Smaller Manufactures
|11:15 AM||Simafore Scorecard Tool – Bala Deshpande & Jon Riley|
|11:45 AM||SIG Survey Results and Findings – Danielle Jones|
|1:00 PM||HPC Experiment – Burak Yanier|
|1:30 PM||Evolution of the DM SIG – Jon Riley|
|2:00 PM||Working Breakout Groups – Divided into Two to Four Groups:
(Breakout abstracts listed on Abstract tab)
|3:00 PM||Mini Break|
|3:10 PM||Breakout Group Findings by Group Leader|
|3:45 PM||Next Steps and Action Items – Jon Riley|
|4:00 PM||Networking Reception|
Breakout #1: Michigan Grid Cell 2.0
Building upon the past 18-months of success in Michigan, this group will focus on collaborative opportunities in that region beginning in 2nd Qtr of 2014 including:
- Provide 10-20 SMMs with affordable access to Digital Manufacturing tools and capabilities through a partnership with HPC Experiment.
- Leverage results of a March 20th SMM Voice of the Customer focused Roundtable to create a solution for at least one identified pain point while increasing outreach and collaborative product development.
- Provide desired and/or necessary workforce and professional development including product training, seminars, conferences and informational sessions on Digital Manufacturing and related technologies.
Breakout #2: Voice of the Customer 2.0: Automated SMM Analytical Profiling & Scorecard Tool
This discussion will focus on the potential development of an automated tool (app) to provide in depth evaluation and analysis of future survey results, leveraging key insights from the Voice of the Customer report to analytically profile respondents to further understand the untapped market potential, identify key demographics, reach the right audience, pinpoint “clusters” of similar SMMs, focus product development and tailor marketing approaches and messaging.
Breakout #3: Industry / Supply Chain Enablement
This session will focus on potential collaborative activities working with the planned Michigan based SMM Advisory Group and/or activities targeting partnerships with various interested large manufacturers to enable and empower their supply chains. This will be of interest to organizations with large manufacture enterprise tools. Initial discussions related to activities in Michigan with Ford Motor Company and in Florida with Lockheed Martin will serve as potential templates for engagement.
Breakout 4: The Role of Academia in a Grid Cell
This session will provide an opportunity for various academic participants to “compare notes” on activities in their states or regions and better understand the role of academia, various state funding models and opportunities moving forward. (Note: This session will only move forward if there is critical mass in attendance at the DM SIG meeting).
All hotels listed below are located within a 5 minute drive to the Dassault Systèmes facility and have a shuttle bus that will take you to the meeting. You can schedule the shuttle bus at the front desk of the hotel.
The Westin Waltham
70 Third Ave. Waltham, MA
Courtyard Boston Waltham
387 Winter St. Waltham, MA
Embassy Suites Boston
Waltham 550 Winter St. Waltham, MA
Holiday Inn Express Waltham
385 Winter St. Waltham, MA
888 HOLIDAY (1 888 465 4329)
Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
Most conveniently located, Logan airport is approximately 30 minutes from the Dassault Systèmes Waltham office.
Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Located in NH, Manchester airport is approximately 60+ minutes to the Dassault Systèmes Waltham office.
M7 Sedan Service - Please note: M7 is not an option for same day pick-ups. Please use a taxi service for same day service.
800.562.8808, option 1
International: + 1.781.345.9800
Advanced Wiring and LRU/WRA Circuit Path Inspection Capabilities
February 27th, 2014
Modern weapon systems can have thousands of wiring circuit paths as well as multiple complex electronic LRUs/WRAs. Frequent handling, maintenance actions, aging, and extreme operational environments can all cause progressive deterioration of the performance of wiring systems and LRU/WRA circuit paths. These result in solid state opens or shorts, premature failures of a system, degradation of system function, or intermittent faults. The objective of this forum will focus on solid state faults. Any of these wiring problems has the potential of being a safety concern. It is therefore very important that all wiring and circuit path faults present be detected, isolated and repaired. With the proper test equipment, it is now possible to detect and repair these wiring and LRU solid state circuit path disruptions quickly and efficiently. Industries such as aircraft, aerospace, telecommunications, and transportation have long recognized automated testing of electrical systems as the optimal way to ensure the integrity of complex, critical systems. Automated test programming and execution quickly and consistently identify opens, shorts, and other wiring problems in cables, harnesses, subassemblies, and final products. This forum will examine the military Services’ needs for wiring and LRU/WRA circuit path testing and the variety of approaches and technologies they are pursuing to meet their requirements. The technologies will include automated test equipment that aids wiring and circuit path diagnostics of electrical and electronic devices. The forum will be conducted by telephone as well as Defense Connect Online (DCO). Attendance is open to all DoD and industry personnel, and everyone is encouraged to send questions or comments via DCO.
1300 – 1305
Welcome – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MPP)
Purpose and Background – Ray Langlais (LMI)
USAF Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Thomas Reynolds / Industry Rep
NAVAIR Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Jim Foley (ISSC Cherry Point)
160th SOAR(A) Experiences with Wiring Diagnostics* – Thom Sullivan (160th Special Operations)
USMC Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Greg Russell (USMC LOGCOM)
Warner Robbins efforts in Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Frank Zahiri (AFSC/ENRB)
Review & Wrap Up
* Time period consists of a 15 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute Q&A
Modern weapon systems can have thousands of wiring circuit paths as well as multiple complex electronic LRUs/WRAs. Frequent handling, maintenance actions, aging, and extreme operational environments can all cause progressive deterioration of the performance of wiring systems and LRU/WRA circuit paths. These result in solid state opens or shorts, premature failures of a system, degradation of system function, or intermittent faults. The objective of this forum will focus on solid state faults. Any of these wiring problems has the potential of being a safety concern. It is therefore very important that all wiring and circuit path faults present be detected, isolated and repaired. With the proper test equipment, it is now possible to detect and repair these wiring and LRU solid state circuit path disruptions quickly and efficiently.
Industries such as aircraft, aerospace, telecommunications, and transportation have long recognized automated testing of electrical systems as the optimal way to ensure the integrity of complex, critical systems. Automated test programming and execution quickly and consistently identify opens, shorts, and other wiring problems in cables, harnesses, subassemblies, and final products.
This forum will examine the military Services’ needs for wiring and LRU/WRA circuit path testing and the variety of approaches and technologies they are pursuing to meet their requirements. The technologies will include automated test equipment that aids wiring and circuit path diagnostics of electrical and electronic devices.
The forum will be conducted by telephone as well as Defense Connect Online (DCO). Attendance is open to all DoD and industry personnel, and everyone is encouraged to send questions or comments via DCO.