Adaptive Maintenance, Fuel, and Energy Management Software to Enable Wide Scale Transition to Electrified Vehicles

NCMS Project #: 142201

Problem: Environmental concerns are now at the forefront of public concern, and the need to integrate Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Hybrid Vehicles (HVs) is quickly becoming a priority.  With the benefits of potential cost savings and the ability to streamline management and data collection, organizations within the Joint Services are looking into the viability of migrating to a mixed fleet configuration.  However, there are few commercial and government organizations that are currently equipped to understand the data and account for the actual costs of owning and operating HVs and EVs, or to compare those costs accurately to their existing fleets of conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles.

Benefit: This pilot will prove the feasibility for new adaptive maintenance, fuel, and energy management systems that can be extended to other mixed vehicle fleets and installations in a manner that maximizes system availability, maintainability, safety, and resilience.  The ability to effectively manage new energy data with relevant maintenance data can benefit commercial organizations that utilize mixed-fuel hybrid fleets now and as they expand into the future.

Solution/Approach: The intent of this initiative is to improve maintenance and sustainment practices by advancing the state of the art in software development and systems integration to deliver an Energy Command and Control (EC2) system that integrates maintenance, fuel, and energy data across a mixed fleet of mission-capable assets and vehicles.  Using the Army and Marine Corps’ vehicles and installations for one or more demonstrations and assessment, an adaptive approach will be used to better analyze and manage asset state-of-health and provide near-real-time energy visibility and data analytical tools directly to unit commander in a contested logistics environment.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Provide near-real-time visual and data analytical tools 
  • Enhance warfighter and weapons system readiness 
  • Increase operational energy resilience 
  • Reduce maintenance and sustainment costs 

DOD Participation:

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Operational Energy and Innovation (OE&I) 
  • Army Engineer Research and Development Center 
  • Army Program Executive Office, Combat Support and Combat Service Support 
  • DPM Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific
  • Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock 
  • Naval Post Graduate School  
  • U.S. Marine Corps Head Quarters (USMC HQ) Combat Development and Integration (CD&I)
    Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) 

Industry Participation:

  • Ricardo Defense
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Safety
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reliability improvement

Focus Area:

  • CBM+/Predictive maintenance

Final Report