Intelligent Management Analysis System (IMAS)

NCMS Project #: 140869

Problem: Increasing aviation safety is a primary design and operational goal for aircraft flying within the industrialized nations. Decreasing the failure probability requires a platform sustainment methodology that continually improves the ability to detect and mitigate functional degradation before failure occurs.

Benefit: The public benefits via improved safety records, reduction of operational sustainment costs that keeps ticket prices down and a reduction to travel delays.

Solution/Approach: The objective of this initiative is to demonstrate that IMAS is capable of being expanded to an aircraft fleet beyond that demonstrated during the SBIR/STTP project. This project will focus on the H60 helicopter fleet that is used commercially and across the DoD Services. The demonstration is intended to replicate COTS prognostic/diagnostic analysis at a DoD facility for documenting cost and benefits of IMAS to improve operational readiness levels via utilization of artificial intelligence inspired linked-data analysis systems compared to conventional database record keeping systems. The goal of the project is to transition IMAS to a joint platform supporting CBM+.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Reduction in time and labor costs
  • Improved maintenance
  • Improved readiness
  • Detection of red flags and precursors to failures

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Marines

Industry Participation:

  • Analatom
  • MERC
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Maintenance avoidance and reliability
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships

Final Report