Development and Validation of a Digital Twin to Support Aircraft Sustainment and Fleet Readiness
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia to evaluate the benefits of using a digital twin within the B-1 wing environment. This project will provide the military with “non-proprietary government-owned” models and methods that can be used to evaluate damage or changes to the aircraft usage in order to repair, modify the design, modify structural inspection intervals or even reevaluate the design life of the asset. The end result is an environment that provides the best possible aircraft sustainment and fleet readiness.
The immediate objective of this project is to acquire the physical airframe structure and to perform inspections of fleet representative wings.
To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).