Integrated Common Software Library (CSL) for Maintenance Training

NCMS Project #: 141044

Problem: In both the private and public space, educators and administrators are continually searching for software tools that can be applied to positively impact the overall educational experience and improve the availability of learning tools and skill sets of their students.  In particular, distance learning or “e-learning” can be exploited by embracing disruptive technologies to improve the learning experience that enhance and assist the maintainers in all their activities.  

Benefit: Distance learning concepts will connect geographically disadvantaged students with instructors, course offerings, and educational experiences that are historically only available in a traditional classroom environment.  It will not only advance training and go with that Soldier when they transition to a civilian workplace but provides a platform upon which training of advanced technology systems may be improved in the commercial and public education markets.

Solution/Approach: This project will produce highly advanced software that can be evaluated, tested, and implemented without taking the training units off line for any significant period of time.  It will also enable trainers to be used for qualification and certification training, which benefits the public good when Soldiers transition to civilian life with marketable skills.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Critical and efficient training for maintenance artisans
  • Enhances workforce retention
  • Reduces costs of goods and services
  • Increases warfighter readiness

DOD Participation:

  • PM Bradley
  • Bradley Training Division (observer)

Industry Participation:

  • Michigan Research Institute
  • Oasis Advanced Engineering
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Safety
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Training