CSAT 2021 Spotlights Point-of-Need Technologies

Cold spray technology is an innovative, flexible, and efficient high-velocity additive-manufacturing method that accelerates metal powders or nonmetallic particles to form a coating or freestanding structure. The process can be used for dimensional restoration and repair and has become popular with the DOD because it allows maintainers to make many repairs right at the point […]

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NCMS Remembers Longtime Friend and Colleague Gabe Draguicevich

On June 15, 2021, NCMS lost a colleague, an enthusiastic supporter, and friend. Gabriel Draguicevich (or just Gabe as most people called him) was a division director for new technologies in the Facilities & Infrastructure Management Department at the Naval Air Command, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) in Coronado, California. This role within the maintenance, repair, and overhaul engineering arena provided a fitting stage for his talents for working closely with and bringing others together—colleagues within his department as well [...]Read More »

New Guideline on Intermittent Fault Detection To Appear in DOD Electronic Equipment Guidance

Intermittent fault issues are an ongoing problem for electronics across the military. Those that occur in a line replaceable unit/weapon replaceable assembly (LRU/WRA) and weapon systems electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) are a challenge for several critical Department of Defense (DOD) platforms, especially aircraft. These intermittent faults―temporary and seemingly random shorts, breaks, and other failures―cost billions of dollars, jeopardize mission success, and reduce readiness. Over the last few years, several CTMA initiatives have introduced and demonstrated innovative intermittent fault detection technologies to […]

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