Project Announcement: Crane Alternatives to Improve Maintenance Capacity, Efficiency and Safety

The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to conduct research solutions that will allow the industry to evaluate newer technologies in lifting and handling in order to examine their potential effectiveness.  This includes the evaluation of enhanced safety protocols and an assessment of industry best practices that improve crane safety ensuring continuous reliability […]

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Project Announcement: Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Tooling and Manufacturing for Low Volume Vehicle Component Redesign and Production

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to provide a tested, affordable, and safe redesign of vehicle components for a military vehicle utilizing the latest and most advanced commercial engineering and manufacturing technologies helping to resolve critical maintenance and sustainment issue.  This project will leverage advanced modeling and simulation, soft tooling, and manufacturing […]

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Project Announcement: Improved Watercraft Coatings – Phase II

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased project to identify, develop, and demonstrate coatings that improve the lifetime, efficacy, and ease-of-use of watercraft coatings.  In Phase II, the Army is expanding the evaluation to anti-fouling coating systems that will be beneficial to both high-speed vessels whether used regularly as well, […]

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Project Announcement: Membrane Water Filtration System Development – Phase II

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to demonstrate an easy-to-use, robust water filtration system.  In Phase II, the thermoplastic filtration membrane performance will be characterized for the treatment of gray water.  This phase will optimize filter design and operational protocols for gray water applications.  The final prototype filtration […]

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Project Announcement: Long Term Tire Storage – Phase IV

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to evaluate tire degradation challenges over the life of the tire.  Phases I & II focused on better understanding the causes of tire degradation during storage and developing a solution.  Phase III expanded upon earlier work to improve the protection gained from spraying tires with a […]

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Project Announcement: Improved Robustness of Crash Avoidance System Sensors to Reduce Maintenance and Repair Costs – Phase II

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to provide a significantly improved and robust integrated solution for the Crash Avoidance System on vehicle fleets, to ultimately reduce maintenance and sustainment of these systems and encourage wider adoption. To learn more about this initiative, contact Susan Shaw at susans@ncms.org or call 734-995-1365.  We encourage […]

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Project Announcement: Advanced Analytical Tools and Processes for Proactive Maintenance of Maintenance Support Devices and Electronics

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to pilot, and evaluate a common set of analytical tools and processes to proactively identify and solve obsolescence, supply chain, and emerging technology challenges, using an Army maintenance support device critical to testing Line Replacement Units (LRU) in the Abrams Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle.  To […]

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Project Announcement: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Performance Evaluation and Demonstration of Complex Ship Maintenance Planning

The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to demonstrate that a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution can accurately and efficiently perform maritime industry maintenance business functions at acceptable performance levels while maintaining a cyber-secure IT solution.  This initiative intends to evaluate and demonstrate performance improvements so that a prospective government […]

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Project Announcement: Security Enhanced Maintenance Support Device (SE MSD) & Cybersecurity Improvements – Phase II

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to provide vehicle mechanics with a secure, portable maintenance device enabling Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) by collecting and reporting vehicle health and repair/maintenance data to Enterprise systems for CBM analysis and actions. To learn more about this initiative, contact Kyle Considine at kylec@ncms.org […]

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