Advanced Mobile Electrical Fault Detection and Isolation Tester (AMEFDIT) for All Aircraft Sub-Systems

NCMS Project #: 140509

Problem: Overcome existing ATE and handheld tester limitations and drastically improve the process for troubleshooting electrical failures.

Benefit:

  • Reduce acquisition costs
  • Increase capabilities at depot level
  • Reduce footprint

Solution/Approach: The project will demonstrate the benefits from using an advanced mobile tester over existing large circuit analyzers used in depot maintenance.  The sub-systems to be used for this project will be chosen in conjunction with U.S. Air Force C130 AFMC AFLCMC/WLNEA.  Since the technology and processes used for this project are a new standard from conventional practices, the project will be executed collaboratively between U.S. Air Force personnel and the technology solution provider.

The project will be limited to one depot facility with the U.S. Air Force selecting 2 subsystems, with existing data from previous deployment using conventional ATE and handheld testers which will provide available data to make the comparison.  The objectives are to ensure all of the electrical testing requirements of depot level are met and to compare its efficiency with current legacy maintenance programs on C130 aircraft in a depot environment.  Additionally, in a limited scope, the project will also explore the potential for O-level maintenance on the same C130 aircraft sub-system.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Reduction in training
  • Reduce maintenance turnaround time
  • Increase warfighter availability

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Air Force (C130)
  • U.S. Air Force (Warner Robins)

Industry Participation:

  • Solavitek
  • NCMS