Project Announcements

Project Announcement: Pitch-Derived Synthetic Graphite for Longer Life Lithium-ion Batteries - Phase II

07-17-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop low-cost isotropic and mesophase pitch-derived synthetic graphite and battery anode-based materials to support domestic maintenance and sustainment operations. Under this effort an industry participant with the capability to develop synthetic graphite from isotropic and mesophase pitch materials will work to increase production capacity, improve material characteristics, reduce
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Project Announcement: Supporting Supply Chain Resilience and Agility in DLA Strategic Acquisitions

07-17-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a multi-prong approach to address, through data and documentation, efforts to improve the agility and resilience of performance-based and strategic acquisition contracting efforts to support maintenance and sustainment activities. This effort is intended to reach Tier II technology implementation. Specific goals include: Conducting a proper assessment of the adequacy of existing
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Project Announcement: Titanium Armor for Lightweight-Weighting Heavy Armored Combat Vehicles

07-17-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to investigate and identify alternative tooling material options utilizing friction stir welding (FSW) to achieve adequate material performance in the joining of titanium parts. This effort will include a determination of the potential for locating a supply source within the US. Specific goals will include: Determining FSW tool geometries capable of stirring thick titanium material Testing and
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Project Announcement: Enterprise Machine Learning for Predictive Asset Readiness

07-09-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to forecast readiness and learn the drivers of levels of readiness consumption of Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) equipment and present this information in a Common Operating Picture (COP) or other system for use by logistics and operations planners. The industry partner will be required to translate the predictions and drivers into readiness consumption forecasts and recommended actions to be used by
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Project Announcement: Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Approach for Total Lifecycle Sustainment - Phase VI

07-09-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in MBSE and DE tools and processes to improve technology integration, maintenance and sustainment activities, common infrastructures and architecture, and resource and program decision-making across various product lifecycles. The overall goal is to prove the feasibility of MBSE for current and new systems integration, common architectures, and maintenance and
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Health Management System (VHMS) – Phase VI

07-09-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to identify a process to analyze data that is off-loaded from a specific type of vehicle’s platforms, define the model associated with vehicle analytical data, integrate the Maintenance Support Device (MSD) for vehicle data off-loading, and define the Concept of Operations associated with end-to-end predictive logistics (PL) data transfer from vehicles to the enterprise. For Phase VI,
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Project Announcement: Comprehensive Digital Engineering Solutions for Legacy Airframes and Subsystems – Phase III

07-09-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to fully integrate a specific aircraft platform into a digital engineering environment. Overall goals include: Develop a comprehensive digital twin including system program office-specified subsystems, and expand the B-1 digital thread Integrate systems into the structural digital twin Merge and create digital threads between various efforts (models, simulations, etc.) Integrate avionics,
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Project Announcement: Aircraft Maintenance Optimization Program (AMOP) - Phase II

07-09-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to improve the institutional level training continuum and deliver effective maintenance managers with skill sets that foster the production of the required number of mission ready aircraft and support equipment available. Phase II will utilize a different platform than Phase I and include a three (3)-part effort that will promote a healthy and effective maintenance base. Specifically:
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Project Announcement: Digital Engineering Training Lab

07-02-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a digital engineering training lab concept, demonstrate the effectiveness of this environment, and develop a guided, predefined, training workflow that will be used as a pilot for future scalability. Specific objectives for this effort are: Demonstrate how a digital engineering training lab environment can be stood up in a secure gov cloud environment Train 10 Army engineers as a pilot
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Project Announcement: Advanced Diagnosis and Repair Methods to Maintain Advanced Electronics

06-26-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in novel diagnostic tools, technologies, and processes to rapidly identify maintenance failures and repair advanced electronic devices and cables in a manner that is cost effective, extends equipment useful life, and can be completed safely and efficiently by maintainers. The overall goal is to develop and pilot a new approach to diagnosing and repairing advanced electronics I
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Project Announcement: Analytical Tools and Methods to Inform the Sustainment of Vehicle Industrial Base Manufacturing Capabilities

06-26-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art of analytical tools and processes capable of assessing the current state of the commercial and organic combat vehicle industrial base. The overall goal will be to develop investment and other actions needed to mitigate maintenance and sustainment risks associated with lowered production rates for a particular class of vehicles. Specific goals include the ability to:
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Project Announcement: Upgrading Electronic Components to Improve Fleet Readiness

06-26-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in analytical and software development tools and processes, as well as rapid prototyping and testing, to demonstrate how to proactively mitigate obsolescence across three different electronic components. The overall goal is to improve fleet readiness at an affordable cost and reduced schedule. Specific goals include: Utilize software diagnostic tools, problem
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Aircraft Maintenance and Sustainment Planning

06-26-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to use data analysis and modeling techniques prior to acquisition of a specific aircraft platform with specific capabilities to balance the up-front costs with projected aircraft availability and readiness levels in the future. Specific goals include the ability to: Evaluate and assess depot level maintenance options across capability, capacity, cost, risk, and strategic impact. Model the impact of
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Project Announcement: Aircraft Arresting System Obsolescence and Supply Mitigation Initiative

06-11-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop ways to overcome obsolescence risks for Aircraft Arresting Systems (AAS) technologies to ensure the viability and safety of dual-use runways for both commercial and military operations. Existing AAS systems have been in service for decades and most commercial organizations do not have the organic ability to sustain, repair or replace dated or obsolete components. Furthermore, numerous components
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Project Announcement: Scalable Blockchain Security and Multi-Author Data Exchange - Phase III

06-11-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a prototype that demonstrates web3 blockchain interoperability using an existing blockchain technology standard. The technology will need to allow for a “chain of chanins” to provide seamless data exchanges between blockchains using an open standard, and the capability for redundancy by utilizing other web3 blockchains for data transport and capability redundancy through a resilient,
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) and Dual-Use Electronics for Improved Commonality and Maintainability

06-11-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in modular open systems approach (MOSA), engineering and design tools, and dual-use smart display technologies to develop a new common display panel solution that increases maintainability and interoperability across different vehicle variants with diverse software applications and communications systems. Using a specific ground vehicle as a testbed, the selected industry
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Project Announcement: Acquisition Strategy for Improved Shipyard Maintenance and Sustainment

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to model the ship repair industrial base today, use analytics to predict impacts of acquisition strategy refinements and to develop a refined acquisition strategy that optimizes how the DOD interacts with and incents this industrial base to provide the current and future capabilities required by growing demand of the surface fleet. Specific objectives include: Develop economic model of the ship repair
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Assuring Intellectual Property for Maintenance and Right to Repair

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate and test a Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) “Odin-Data Rights” (Odin-DR) solution to meet the pressing need for automated technical data markings verification. The core objective of this effort is to conduct a proof of concept to enhance Odin-DR to a target technical implementation level 1 for a specific vehicle family, resulting in increased understanding of technical data and improved
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Project Announcement: Augmented Reality Training Tool for Maintenance, Sustainment and Workforce Development - Phase II

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to incorporate augmented reality into ruggedized technology hardware to improve the training program and knowledge retention of personnel maintaining autonomous vehicles. Additional standards or improved existing standards of specific digital manuals (EPUBS) will also be assessed during this initiative. Phase II of this effort will leverage lessons learned from phase I, receive a 3D model
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Load Mapping to Reduce Maintenance and Sustainment Costs - Phase II

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a full vehicle process along with template Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) models to organize and encapsulate design load data to effectively capture and standardize requirements and system boundary conditions. Specific goals will include the following: The process plan must include all relevant information for the determination of the vehicle design loads at various
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Smart Displays to Improve System Interoperability and Reliability - Phase IV

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in systems integration and engineering tools coupled with the latest smart display technologies to develop new methods that enable interoperability of vehicle platform, software applications, and secure network communications systems. This initiative will design and develop a modern computing, high resolution smart display consisting of a cross-domain solution
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Data Analytics - Phase IV

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate 1) the impact of an agile software solution that supports decision making through data analytics using AI/ML techniques and 2) their effect on modernization, maintenance and sustainment, and readiness of current and future operations.  Specific goals for the software are to: Demonstrate advanced analytics algorithms through implementation into information
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Project Announcement: Paint Respirator Improvements to Support Maintenance and Sustainment Activities

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to improve the safety of painters and other maintainers in maintenance and sustainment environments by demonstrating a paint respirator and climate control device that will improve visibility for workers, prevent heat stroke, and allow greater versatility in what environments the technology can be used. The selected technology will include full kits with helmets, breathing tubes, flow-control devices, and
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Project Announcement: Digital Engineering to Improve Vehicle Cooling System Reliability and Manufacturability

06-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state-of-the-art in digital engineering and advanced manufacturing tools and processes to redesign, test, and produce a new lead-free copper brass radiator prototype.  Using the Bradley Fighting Vehicle A3 as a surrogate, this initiative will leverage new advances in digital engineering and modeling and simulation tools to design a new copper brass radiator that meets the same form, fit and
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Project Announcement: Automated Product Systems Development, Logistics, and Sustainment Support Demonstration - Phase IV

05-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in automated product systems development, logistics, and sustainment tools and processes and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem that can better design, prototype, qualify, produce, maintain, and sustain manned and unmanned ground systems. This ecosystem must: Enable the rapid employment of engineering capabilities to design, modify, and integrate new or
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Project Announcement: Advanced Braking and Suspension Systems to Improve Reliability and Reduce Maintenance - Phase V

05-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to modify a commercial-off-the-shelf advanced braking and suspension system, which will be integrated onto a legacy military vehicle to demonstrate improved reliability, readiness, and safety and reduce maintenance and sustainment costs. The technology implementation goal for this effort is Tier 3 and will demonstrate continued leverage of two military ground system programs at various stages
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Project Announcement: Environmental and Corrosion Field Testing to Inform Advanced Coating and Applique Digital Models

05-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in the qualification and testing of advanced coatings through digital models. The overall goal is to harness the power of advanced testing techniques, data collection, and digital engineering processes, thereby enabling faster and more accurate selection of the optimal coatings and materials to improve the design and performance of current and future vehicle systems. Using
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Project Announcement: Aircraft Launch and Recovery Obsolescence Strategy for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment – Phase II

05-15-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop and demonstrate an obsolescence strategy for at-risk electronic components and systems. This initiative seeks to identify issues and effectively deploy resources to mitigate critical system risks stemming from the supply base. The strategy will incorporate best practices from across commercial and defense industries to provide defined actions for finding parts and better preparing
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Modeling and Simulation Software to Improve Vehicle Reliability and Durability – Phase III

05-08-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to leverage the current Chrono Vehicle open system software infrastructure and enhance the flexibility, applicability, and usage of technology. The overall goal is to allow vehicle models to be exchanged and simulated in larger contexts and with different software tools by adopting an established standard for model exchange and co-simulation, namely a Functional Mock-up Interface
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Project Announcement: Fair Share Sustainment Model – Phase V

05-08-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a framework for future sustainment after the US divestiture of legacy ground vehicles through continued development of common components, with unique component development being the responsibility of the new users. This Fair Share Sustainment Model project will develop a framework for future sustainment through continued development of common components, with unique component
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Contracting Tool for Maintenance and Sustainment Activities – Phase III

05-08-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to establish and demonstrate a novel contracting tool that can quickly and effectively segment past performance on certain support actions and provide actionable information to segment specific line item numbers into different risk adjusted Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). Specifically, the initiative will demonstrate the ability to develop a risk assessment and incentives optimization tool
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Project Announcement: Advanced Tools and Methods to Improve Material Handling Equipment Overhaul - Phase II

04-11-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of modeling and simulation, advanced engineering, and maintenance methods to refurbish and overhaul a legacy forklift. This initiative seeks to prove out new advanced engineering and manufacturing tools and processes that will result in a full system overhaul that is cost effective, extends equipment useful life, and can be completed safely and easily by maintainers. It
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Project Announcement: Visualizing and Reporting for Analyzing Any Scale Data - Phase VI

04-11-2024
  The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to help organizations visualize and identify data sectors that can be addressed to lower supply chain costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving performance metrics. An industry partner must begin with proper assessment of current costs and performance of product lines and extend the assessment through the entire product life cycle within the supply
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Project Announcement: Dynamic Component Rebuild Facility Gap - Phase III

04-11-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to improve the efficiency of rotorcraft repair. The overall goal is to test and demonstrate new essential technologies and facility services that can perform their intended function at a specific dynamic component repair facility. For Phase III, the team will build on successes from the earlier phases and work with a Dynamic Component Repair Facility (DCRF) to meet pre-established
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Project Announcement: Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Technology for Sustainment and Environmental Compliance - Phase IV

04-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to enable the transition of AM throughout the DOD and its industrial base, taking a holistic approach regarding the research of feedstock, advanced materials and processes, automation and controls, post-processing, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) evaluation for the qualification, inspection, and assurance of parts being produced via AM. In Phase IV, extensive material testing will be
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Project Announcement: Integrated Product Support (IPS) Management and Analytics - Phase III

04-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to demonstrate how applied Integrated Product Support (IPS) strategies, analytics and/or highly functional and agile support operations can provide effective management solutions for defense and commercial industries. The overall objective is to identify data sectors to lower product support costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving Integrated Product
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Project Announcement: Prototyping and Process Development for Industrialization of Advanced Steels

04-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to perform iterative, rapid scale-up R&D activities targeted at utilizing various steel alloys and product forms through domestic manufacturing at every level of maturity. These activities will be designed to identify and establish processing parameters, assess performance issues of prototype alloys related to industrial scaling, and include the existing domestic manufacturers in the critical aspects of
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Project Announcement: Reliable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Demonstration for Integrated Vehicle Components

04-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in the advanced manufacturing and supply chain technologies and processes to demonstrate how reliability methods can help produce better products on schedule, within reduced costs, and require less maintenance. Using the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle as a surrogate, the goal of this initiative is to rapidly identify manufacturing and supply chain risks related to critical
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Project Announcement: Deployment Management Tool using Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to Improve Supply Chain Management

04-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate supply chain efficiency and accuracy improvements through the introduction of a deployment management tool that leverages AI/ML. The overall objective is to create and establish a deployment management concept within an operating logistics environment that demonstrates artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML) using advanced mathematical algorithms for supply chain activities. The
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Project Announcement: Accelerating Shipyard Technology Integration to Increase Naval Sustainment Capability

04-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate an improved methodology of preparing SBIR/STTR technology solutions for integration into US shipyard processes and operations. Specific objectives include: Convene a project collaborative Project Working Group (PWG) of NAVSEA 05T/04T and NS leadership, plus select OIB participation, to prioritize the project Nominate specific SBIR/STTR technology solutions for priority NSY
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Project Announcement: Enhancing Condenser Tube Cleaning Through Innovative Technology - Phase IV

03-26-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop and demonstrate condenser cleaning systems with automatic feeding and positioning systems that meet the space and interference requirements of shipboard work for both commercial and naval vessels. This project will result in the refinement of a remotely controlled and automated tube positioning and self-driven lance feeding condenser cleaning systems that could be used across
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Project Announcement: Dark Deceiver Maritime Data Collection Sensor Development and Demonstration

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to support maritime data collection for maintenance activities, specifically supporting energy, environmental, health, and safety initiatives. The high-level objectives include: Evolving a maritime data collection platform for maritime assets which remotely transmit these data from distributed maritime locations to a central location for interpretation and potential follow-on action. Demonstrating
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Project Announcement: Improved Coating Processes for Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of modern plating solutions, and manufacturing processes to provide agile and flexible plating solutions that eliminates the necessity to empty large plating tanks when testing new chemical processes or for small run changeovers. To keep pace with the required environmental and safety regulations, it is necessary to have a flexible solution to test and experiment with various plating
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Project Announcement: Machine Learning Optimized Power Electronics - Phase II

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to solve an important challenge for both commercial and military teams by developing an AI-driven Model Based Systems Engineering approach that will solve challenges associated with lengthy design times and supply chain constraints, dramatically reducing time to design and commercialize power electronics products while creating highly differentiated new products. In this phase, the specific areas of focus
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Project Announcement: Advanced Robotic Processes in Maintenance Environments

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of modern coating solutions, robotic technologies, and manufacturing processes to provide a more agile and flexible coating solution that eliminates the necessity to place operators in hazardous environments and allows for enhanced repeatability and efficiency without sacrificing the health of the worker. Specific goals for this initiative include: Establish planning, design
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Project Announcement: Agile Software Sustainment to Improve Maintenance Applications Cyber Resiliency and Reliability – Phase II

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase initiative to advance the state of the art in agile software development, collaborative environments, and modeling and simulation tools and processes to update and sustain aviation maintenance commercial and government off the shelf (COTS/GOTS) software applications, so they are more reliable and resilient against cyber threats. Specific objectives for Phase II include: Construct, code, integrate,
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Project Announcement: Qualification and Certification of Metal Additive Manufacturing to Replace Hard to Source Repair Parts – Phase III

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art of commercial metal AM technologies, tools, and processes to develop and establish a rapid AM laboratory for use in qualifying and certifying metal AM to replace hard to source parts across the DOD. Special emphasis will be placed on developing a Smart Manufacturing Strategy and lab usage plan of various stakeholders across academia, industry, small business,
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Project Announcement: Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Development - Phase IV

03-21-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop best practice technical and business process solutions that effectively address corrosion throughout the life cycle of fielded equipment and infrastructure. In this phase, the goal is to introduce new processes for pursuing cross-cutting CPC technology improvements.  Specifically, it will develop and demonstrate processes both to facilitate the transition of commercially
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Project Announcement: Accelerated Discovery, Design, and Development of Ceramics for Extreme Environments

03-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of development, qualification and testing of advanced materials and manufacturing processes to improve the performance and lifecycle of structures and parts required for applications in extreme environments. This initiative will develop new design analysis tools and processes to assess emerging advanced material development and manufacturing techniques required to enhance key
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Project Announcement: Improving Reliability and Maintainability of Communication Systems

03-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in analysis, systems engineering and integration tools and processes needed to develop a new communication solution for a military vehicle driving simulator. The overall goal is to develop, integrate, and test a solution that will improve reliability and performance of, and reduce latency between, the simulator’s subsystems. The industry partner will be asked to complete
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Approaches for Multi-Scale, Multi-Component Laminate / Composite Structures

03-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of development and testing of multilayer forced assembly coextrusion processing as a convergent manufacturing technique for producing high performance composite material samples and prototypes for commercial and military products. An industry partner will be expected to leverage new design analysis tools, material development and manufacturing processes, and qualification and testing
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Project Announcement: Aircraft Arresting System Sustainment & Maintenance

03-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate cost efficient and high-performing maintenance and sustainment plans to enable the operation of current aircraft arresting system (AAS) capabilities and/or ancillary hardware associated with airport operations. Specific objectives include: Incorporate commercial technologies in a prototype system using advanced manufacturing, modeling on digital information (CNC), and demonstrating the
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Project Announcement: Implement Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to Improve Supply Chain Management

03-04-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage lessons learned from previous initiatives to implement a strategy and deliver software for a maintenance organization’s use of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, with advanced mathematical algorithms in supply chain management. Leveraging a capability recently developed for one of the Services, this project will implement an operating logistics environment that demonstrates Artificial
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Integration to Ensure Reliability and Maintainability of Unique Thermomechanical Equipment

02-22-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia to advance the engineering processes and tools necessary to assess and identify requirements needed to install and operate a wide portfolio of thermomechanical testing and prototyping equipment into an existing R&D facility. Specifically, the objectives of the initiative include: Analyze facility and equipment capabilities, specifications, requirements and identify gaps requiring modification for installation.
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Project Announcement: Autonomous Systems for Maintenance and Sustainment Tasks

02-22-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to support the submarine construction industrial base to increase the production of Virginia-class submarines. The primary objective of this effort is to develop a deployable, semi-autonomous platform capable of accelerating industrial production capacity and augmenting the Submarine Industrial Base (SIB) workforce via automation for repair operations. The desired capabilities of the semi-autonomous system
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Project Announcement: Aircraft Maintenance Optimization Program (AMOP)

02-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to provide operations integration and maintenance and supply management support that develops an executable maintenance plan through improved operations and management integration, short and long-term maintenance planning, logistics/operational supply chain demand planning and IMRL and SE management. The overall goal of this initiative is to improve the institutional level training continuum and deliver
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Contracting Tool for Maintenance and Sustainment Activities - Phase II

02-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to establish and demonstrate a novel contracting tool that can quickly and effectively segment past performance on certain support actions and provide actionable information to segment specific line item numbers into different risk adjusted Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs). Specifically, the initiative will demonstrate the ability to develop a risk assessment and incentives optimization tool
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Project Announcement: Integrated Product Support (IPS) Management and Analytics - Phase II

02-13-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to demonstrate how applied Integrated Product Support (IPS) strategies, analytics and/or highly functional and agile support operations can provide effective management solutions for defense and commercial industries. The overall objective is to identify data sectors to lower product support costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving Integrated Product
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Project Announcement: Improving Shipbuilding Repair, Maintenance, and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE)

02-06-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to modernize manufacturing and repair capabilities with integration of digital tools and Industry 4.0 solutions for post processing of large components. The overall goal is to develop a digital platform for coupling data streams from scanning, modeling, machine process information, and post-build information for advanced manufacturing. More specifically, industry partners will develop: A multi-process
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Project Announcement: Dual-Use Technologies for Highly Electrified Vehicles to Reduce Maintenance and Sustainment Activities - Phase II

02-06-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to assess electrified vehicle powertrain components to support electrical requirements in an enterprise setting to demonstrate this technology’s capacity for worldwide deployment. The overall goal is to demonstrate how electrified transmissions and components can deliver improvements to vehicles by lowering costs and reducing logistics and sustainment requirements. In phase II, the specific
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Data Analytics - Phase III

01-24-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate 1) the impact of an agile software solution that supports decision making through data analytics using AI/ML techniques and 2) their effect on modernization, maintenance and sustainment, and readiness of current and future operations.  Specific goals for the software are to: Demonstrate advanced analytics algorithms through implementation into information
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Project Announcement: Size, Weight, and Power-Cooling (SWaP-C) Reduction by Consolidation of Electronic Components - Phase IV

01-24-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop and demonstrate a portable test set that can interface and run maintenance tests and diagnostics on a newly redesigned line replaceable unit (LRU) for a legacy vehicle. The overall objective of this initiative is to improve LRU readiness for the fire control system while taking up less volume, using less electrical power, and requiring less cooling, thereby enabling easier and
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Project Announcement: Supply Chain Accountability and Traceability

01-24-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to implement a blockchain-enhanced logistics solution to overhaul and improve current procurement processes. Specific objectives include targeting the complexities and vulnerabilities inherent in modern logistics and procurement to: Enhance transparency and accountability Streamline procurement processes Improve public trust and confidence Facilitate rapid delivery acceptance and payment for
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Project Announcement: Rapid Material and Process Characterization and Certification System Prototype

01-24-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state-of-the-art in automated metals testing and analysis methods and processes. The overall goal is to rapidly develop, assess, and certify advanced materials and advanced manufacturing methods for use in the production, maintenance, and sustainment of surface and subsurface sea vessels. Specific objectives will include: Leveraging new advances in new alloys, AM technologies and
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Project Announcement: Maritime Special Program Maintenance

01-24-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate cost-efficient and high-performing maintenance plans to enable the operation of Counter-Unmanned Systems/Unmanned Systems and/or ancillary hardware associated with operations, as well as Packaging/Handling, Storage and Transport (PHS&T) equipment. These systems present a paradigm shift that will lead to huge cost saving opportunities for system maintenance and sustainment. More
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Project Announcement: Electronic Component Risk Mitigation for Vehicle Programs – Phase VI

01-18-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to implement a design solution for components of the Bradley Family of Vehicles (BFoV). The overall goal is to develop a Bradley Processing Unit (BPU) design (a common BFoV fire control system) using technology that is obsolescence resistant while providing smart growth for anticipated functionality. Phase VI will focus on the manufacturing demonstration output and confirm the manufacturing,
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Processes and Advanced Technologies to Improve Shipyard Maintenance Activities - Phase IV

01-18-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to leverage commercial industry best practices, tools, and emerging technologies to refine and optimize processes that improve organizational production, maintenance, and sustainment outcomes at specific maintenance facilities. Phase IV will leverage lessons learned from the previous phases and establish new processes to review and modify decades-old technical data packages (TDP) and
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Project Announcement: Visualizing and Reporting for Analyzing Any Scale Data - Phase V

01-18-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to help organizations visualize and identify data sectors that can be addressed to lower supply chain costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving performance metrics. An industry partner must begin with proper assessment of current costs and performance of product lines and extend the assessment through the entire product life cycle within the supply
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Project Announcement: Developing Cold Spray Repair for Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

01-18-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to establish the cold spray repair application, repair technique, and process standards specifically for use as an alternative to hexavalent chromium plating. Since cold spray repair can build back worn surfaces to their nominal dimensions, it is believed to be a good alternative to traditional hexavalent chromium methods in maintenance and sustainment environments. An industry partner will need the
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Project Announcement: Automated Inspection Tools and Systems Test and Evaluation to Improve Marine Corrosion Management and Control

01-10-2024
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess capabilities of various automated inspection systems and provide direction and guidance to enable rapid transition of maintenance and sustainment technologies to the NAVSEA maintenance and sustainment enterprise. An industry partner must have the capabilities to test and demonstrate: A comparison of automated (robotic) inspection technologies capable of rapid, accurate, and non-hazardous
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Project Announcement: Confined Spaces Monitoring for Operations Safety and Efficiency - Phase IV

12-18-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to test, optimize, and validate a Confined Spaces Monitoring System (CSMS) for insertion into confined space working environments, primarily relating to conducting maintenance and sustainment activities. Specific objectives will require an industry partner to: Evaluate baseline iOS-based, cloud deployed, and enterprise level commercial CSMS in a maintenance environment. Extend the CSMS
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Project Announcement: Advanced Analytics for Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

12-06-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to address the management of data across multiple systems by establishing a refined data ecosystem. The primary objective is to foster a culture of data sharing and collaboration while establishing secure and standardized data-sharing protocols that underpin the exchange of information while safeguarding sensitive data. Central to the desired solution must be an innovative toolset that involves the
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Project Announcement: Visualizing and Reporting for Analyzing Any Scale Data - Phase IV

11-20-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to demonstrate how applied performance-based logistics strategies, data supply chain analytics and/or highly functional and agile supplier operations can provide effective management solutions for primary, secondary and agency acquisition commands within the Department of Defense. The overall objective will be to identify data sectors to lower supply chain costs, while simultaneously developing
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Project Announcement: Data-Based Supply Chain Tool Improvements

11-16-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop an optimized supply chain data performance process. The overall objective is to analyze a specific organization’s operations and logistics support, and to develop data-based workload management and decision-making tools. Specific goals will include: Evaluate existing workload and requirements of organization’s internal customer-facing teams Conduct intra-agency coordination as necessary
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Project Announcement: Spherical Bearing Liner Integrity Evaluation Initiative

11-16-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a nondestructive solution utilizing resonance frequency technology to measure and track liner wear within a plain spherical bearing. The overall goal is for an industry partner to develop a resonance frequency technology solution that provides a consistent, accurate measure of the plain spherical bearing liner thickness that supports a condition-based maintenance philosophy. In addition, the
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Project Announcement: Rapid Redesign and Manufacturing Methods to Sustain Critical Vehicle Steering Components

11-16-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state-of-the-art in digital engineering and advanced manufacturing tools and processes to redesign, test, and produce a new steering gear box prototype as a replacement to the current version of a legacy vehicle. This initiative will leverage new advances in digital modeling and simulation tools and advanced manufacturing methods to redesign a new steering gear box that has the same form,
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Project Announcement: Automated Product Systems Development, Logistics, and Sustainment Support Demonstration - Phase III

11-01-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in automated product systems development, logistics, and sustainment tools and processes and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem that can better design, prototype, qualify, produce, maintain, and sustain manned and unmanned ground systems. This ecosystem must: Enable the rapid employment of engineering capabilities to design, modify, and integrate new or
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Project Announcement: Integrated Photonics for Sustained Operations - Phase II

11-01-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to rapidly advance integrated photonics technologies and the ecosystem required to viably manufacture them to a level of maturity that can be demonstrated and applied to address communication and operational issues in an RF-denied environment. The overall objective of Phase II is to drive integrated photonics technology and systems to a higher level of maturity. Specific goals will
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Data Analytics - Phase II 

11-01-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate 1) the impact of an agile software solution that supports decision making through data analytics using AI/ML techniques and 2) their effect on modernization, maintenance and sustainment, and readiness of current and future operations.  Specific goals for the software are to: Demonstrate advanced analytics algorithms through implementation into Army information
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Modeling and Simulation Software to Improve Vehicle Reliability and Durability - Phase II

10-25-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to enhance the flexibility, applicability, and usage of Chrono Vehicle open-source software library infrastructure by allowing vehicle models to be exchanged and simulated in larger contexts and with different software tools. The overall goal will be to adopt an established standard, a Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI), for model exchange and co-simulation. In Phase II of this initiative,
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Project Announcement: Electronic Component Risk Mitigation for Vehicle Programs – Phase V

10-13-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to implement a design solution for components of the Bradley Family of Vehicles (BFoV). The overall goal is to develop a Bradley Processing Unit (BPU) design (a common BFoV fire control system) using technology that is obsolescence resistant while providing smart growth for anticipated functionality. Phase V will be focused on optimizing tools and methods for producing the fire control
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Project Announcement: Enabling Shipboard Readiness with Digital Maintenance Advisor (DMA)

10-13-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance and demonstrate the development of a Digital Maintenance Advisor (DMA) in support of materiel readiness with the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning toward predictive and prescriptive maintenance. Specific objectives include: Predictive insights for decision-making: Deliver a machine learning-based predictive analytics system that proactively identifies anomalous
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Project Announcement: Improved Next Generation Electrified Transmission (NGET) Generator and Invertor System

10-13-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement. Interested Submissions Due by 10/31/23. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises
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Project Announcement: Fair Share Sustainment Model – Phase IV

10-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a framework for future sustainment after the US divestiture of the M1A1 through continued development of common components, with unique component development being the responsibility of the new users. This Fair Share Sustainment Model project will develop a framework for future sustainment through continued development of common components, with unique component development being the
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Project Announcement: Innovative Corrosion Removal Technologies for Improved Parts Reclamation

10-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of new non aqueous corrosion removal technologies and processes to determine if they provide a greater throughput and efficiency in cleaning reclaimed parts. This initiative seeks to pilot a new approach to prove out new technologies and processes and determine if they can remove corrosion in a manner that increases reclaimed part availability for production and maintenance
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

10-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to test and demonstrate three innovative technologies that will improve the maintenance and sustainment capabilities of a maintenance depot by improving worker safety, decreasing costly re-work and mistakes, and improving training to safely meet the requirements of working in a maintenance and sustainment environment. This initiative will focus on testing and demonstrating the use and benefits of: AM
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Project Announcement: Advanced System Safety Engineering to Increase Autonomous System Dependability and Reliability - Phase III

10-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in systems safety and model-based systems engineering tools so as to explore new methods that will ensure complex hardware and software components and subsystems can be properly and safely integrated into a full autonomous system. This pilot initiative will prove the feasibility for new systems safety and model-based systems engineering methods and tools that
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Project Announcement: Dynamic Component Rebuild Facility Gap Initiative - Phase II

10-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to improve the efficiency of rotorcraft repair. The overall goal is to test and demonstrate new essential technologies and facility services that can perform their intended function at a specific dynamic component repair facility. Phase II of this effort will establish the specific Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) facility needs and additional processes to perform repair, overhaul, and
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Project Announcement: Modular Electric Machines and Drives for Vehicle Sustainment

09-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to create a dynamic modular eDrive prototype that can provide power dense vehicle plug-in support. This type of technology is critical to creating resilient electric vehicles. Presently, the technology gap lies in the assembly and integration of components to form the electric machine, optimizing magnetic material properties, and extracting heat from the modular eDrive to meet manufacturability
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Project Announcement: Digital Transformation and Digital Technologies to Support Operational Readiness

09-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to build out the digital twin methodology for moving a legacy system and its components into the digital world. Additionally, this effort will develop and demonstrate tools and techniques to leverage the digital twins for improvements to advanced manufacturing techniques and processes that will ultimately enable better management of diminishing manufacturing sources. Specifically, this initiative is
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Project Announcement: Joint Enterprise Data Interoperability Enabling a Predictive, Operational Support Tool (JEDI-POST)

09-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate key technologies and validate assumptions in the design of Joint Enterprise Data Interoperability Enabling a Predictive, Operational Support Tool (JEDI-POST), and further understanding of mature and stretch technologies for risk reduction and detailed requirements development for the future state of the capability.  Additionally, this project will demonstrate rapid capability enablement through
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Improve Supply Chain Management – Phase IV

08-30-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop the strategy and verify/validate prototype software for a maintenance organization’s use of artificial intelligence/machine learning with advanced mathematical algorithms in supply chain management to increase parts availability and reduce customer wait time. Phase IV will conduct in-depth analysis of the previous phases’ technology demonstrations and utilize data documentation,
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Project Announcement: Fatigue Evaluation of High-Performance Adhesives

08-30-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to study, evaluate, and generate a database on the fatigue strength of high-performance adhesives under various levels of mean axial stress in order to improve understanding and allow improvements to be made for a variety of adhesives used for manufacturing, maintenance and sustainment activities. This initiative will evaluate the fatigue performance of cured high-performance adhesives that are subjected to
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Project Announcement: Additive Material Property Evaluation and Demonstration (AMPED) - Phase III

08-30-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to evaluate and transition knowledge of commercial metal AM airworthy technology and processes to additively design, develop, and certify hard to source parts for aviation platforms. Using the CH-47 Chinook helicopter as a surrogate, an industry partner will advise the DOD on application of the modeling and simulation tools and commercial engineering best practices to make the overall AM
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Project Announcement: Visualizing and Reporting for Analyzing Any Scale Data - Phase III

08-23-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia o a multiphase CTMA initiative to demonstrate how applied performance-based logistics strategies, data supply chain analytics and/or highly functional and agile supplier operations can provide effective management solutions for primary, secondary and agency acquisition commands within the Department of Defense. The overall objective will be to identify data sectors to lower supply chain costs, while simultaneously developing
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Project Announcement: Development of Critical Arctic Initiatives that Impact Maintenance and Sustainment Endeavors - Phase II

08-23-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of new composite technologies and design processes to improve the functionality and lifecycle of rigid wall shelters and equipment intended for use in the Arctic Circle. This initiative will address key areas of concern for arctic expeditionary hospitals and their need to provide medical care in arctic conditions where temperatures as low as -65°F are encountered. Phase I focused on
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Project Announcement: Enterprise Equipment and Technology Optimization - Phase II

08-23-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to demonstrate utilization of stochastic, equipment-level digital models of legacy facilities, depots and shipyard maintenance and sustainment processes developed under prior efforts. Building upon successes of previous efforts, the objective of this initiative is to begin optimization of shop repair processes through evaluation and modification of workflow, equipment location, resources, and
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Project Announcement: Compensatory Reserve Measurements (CRM) To Reduce Injuries and Fatalities in Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

08-16-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a technology that harnesses the power of Compensatory Reserve Measurements (CRM) in conjunction with AI and machine learning to ensure continuous, real-time monitoring of operator health in various settings. Specific objectives include: Demonstrating an AI-based predictive maintenance system for a variety of equipment. Demonstrating the potential cost and time savings provided by this
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Project Announcement: Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Technology for Sustainment and Environmental Compliance - Phase III

08-16-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to enable the transition of AM throughout the DOD and its industrial base, taking a holistic approach regarding the research of feedstock, advanced materials and processes, automation and controls, post-processing, and non-destructive testing (NDT) evaluation for the qualification, inspection, and assurance of parts being produced via AM. The key AM areas to be addressed are: Wire Arc
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Project Announcement: Airfield Automation Initiative

08-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop and demonstrate a set of full autonomous airport operations (A2O) solutions on site at a commercial airfield and at a US Air Force Base (AFB). Specific focus will be on testing and developing a Command and Control (C&C) system for heterogenous vehicle mixes performing different mission profiles simultaneously as well as an autonomy package offering a set of autonomy software, compute, sensor,
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Project Announcement: Advanced Materials to Improve Energy Storage Reliability and Useful Life

08-11-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the development, availability, and manufacturability of state-of-the-art energy storage solutions to improve supercapacitors and other energy storage performance at a lower weight, size, and cost-point, using domestic sources. This initiative will leverage advanced analytical tools and processes to assess new advanced materials—e.g., graphene—so that supply chain and advanced manufacturing
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Project Announcement: Advanced Hardware and Software Solutions to Improve Information Technology (IT) Interoperability and Availability

08-08-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to improve the state of the art in modeling and simulation, systems integration, and software agile development tools and processes to intelligently design and integrate a comprehensive IT solution for an operations/command center that is interoperable, reliable, and secure. Using a specific operations center as a surrogate, a proof of concept will be employed to design, demonstrate, and test full subsystems
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Project Announcement: Additive Material Property Evaluation and Demonstration (AMPED) - Phase II

08-07-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to evaluate and transition knowledge of commercial metal AM airworthy technology and processes to additively design, develop, and certify hard to source parts for aviation platforms. Project participants have jointly selected part numbers and materials to advance critical parts to an additive state that will improve the sustainment and readiness issues of a particular legacy aircraft.
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Project Announcement: Sustainment Technology and Innovation Program Roadmap

08-07-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a roadmap to create a coordinated and collaborative program that assesses sustainment technology needs in order to deliver sustainment technology solutions over the entire materiel lifecycle for large, complex, and globally distributed sustainment operations. The industry partner must have the capability to provide technical, engineering, and programmatic expertise in creating the roadmap for
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Project Announcement: Qualification and Certification of Metal Additive Manufacturing to Replace Hard to Source Repair Parts – Phase II

08-07-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art of commercial metal AM technologies, tools, and processes to explore the development of common standards and formats to qualify and certify large metal AM parts for use in equipment and products across commercial and military sectors. Specific part numbers and materials have been selected from problematic castings that have limited or extinct US sourcing but
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Project Announcement: Qualification of Advanced Materials and Processes for Extreme Environmental Applications - Phase II

08-07-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state-of-the-art in design and qualification of advanced materials and manufacturing processes to improve the performance and lifecycle of structures and parts subject to extreme environmental conditions. Using the Next Generation Hypersonic Structure as a surrogate, this initiative will leverage new design analysis tools and qualification processes to assess emerging advanced
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Project Announcement: Modular Open System Approach for Software Sustainment of Information Data Systems

08-07-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in Modular and Open System Approach (MOSA) methods and tools to sustain legacy information systems and software applications in a way that is cost effective and efficient and can be scaled across various product lines. This initiative seeks to pilot a new MOSA using scaled agile framework (SAFe) and development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) processes and cloud-based
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Project Announcement: 3D Printing for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment of Shipyards - Phase III

08-07-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to utilize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) metal 3D printing technology to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable, and timely repair parts. The overall objective of the initiative is to: Demonstrate rapid manufacturing of repair parts in support of maintenance and sustainment Establish how the organization can deliver capability quickly to
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Project Announcement: Direct Digital Manufacturing Initiative - Phase II

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to pursue the use of direct digital manufacturing (DDM)/Additive Manufacturing (AM) to improve the performance of turbine engines and to better meet the maintenance and sustainment requirements for current and future aircraft. It seeks an external partner to identify parts for the T700 engine that are well-suited to production via DDM/AM and that can be leveraged for future engine
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Project Announcement: Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing to Support Maintenance and Sustainment

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop tools and guidance that include parameters and key pieces of information needed to make better decisions; future climate challenges and up-and-coming 3D printing capabilities require solidly developed processes prior to entertaining future sustainment. This initiative will include further development and refinement of an analysis tool called the Vehicle Technology Primer (VTP), which was
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Project Announcement: Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Tooling and Manufacturing for Low Volume Vehicle Component Redesign and Production - Phase II

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to supply obsolete parts to older fleets by integrating and employing cutting-edge tools and technologies. This project will leverage advanced modeling and simulation, soft tooling, and manufacturing technologies and processes used at a commercial automobile supplier to manufacture redesigned vehicle doors that are cheaper to produce, easier to maintain, and last longer than the original
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Project Announcement: Integration of Repair Data – Phase II

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to enhance and expand demonstration of an integrated set of data, tools and processes that provide a common operating picture of all resource requirements across an aircraft maintenance organization to help improve overall aircraft readiness. This effort will utilize a particular platform’s operational readiness issues as a surrogate to demonstrate better efficiencies that bring together
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to test and demonstrate three innovative technologies that will improve the maintenance and sustainment capabilities of a maintenance depot by improving worker safety, decreasing costly re-work and mistakes, and improving training to safely meet the requirements of working in a maintenance and sustainment environment. This initiative will focus on testing and demonstrating the use and benefits of: AM
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to Improve Supply Chain Management – Phase III

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop the strategy and verify/validate prototype software for a maintenance organization’s use of artificial intelligence/machine learning, with advanced mathematical algorithms in supply chain management to increase parts availability and reduce customer wait time. Efficiencies will be realized by providing recommendations and a roadmap for algorithms using transactional data to
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Project Announcement: Advanced Network Technologies for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment Practices

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate software that enables ongoing reallocations of scarce RF spectrum resources for public commercial use and with efforts resulting in significant long term cost savings. Primary objectives include: Developing a software-only solution to enable a more disciplined and responsible transmission of RF that affords better network access and allows the DOD to sustain ongoing reallocations of
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Operator Control Handle Improvements for Maintenance and Sustainment - Phase III

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to adapt modern commercial best-in-class controllers to various systems on equipment to assess the benefits of replacing aging/last-generation controllers with today’s more universal technology. The Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) will be used as a surrogate, as it uses an older style joy-stick design for its control system inputs. This operating handle, which controls the turret movements
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Project Announcement: Improved Blast Technologies for Corrosion Control in Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify, test, and demonstrate areas in the U.S Navy’s shipyard operations that can be improved through the use of novel blast technologies. A state-of-the-art technology is needed that monitors and reports the following metrics in real time: 1) abrasive consumption – ferrous and non-ferrous; 2) compressed air consumption and pressure; 3) time blasted per shift by operator. Specific goals for this
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Project Announcement: Medical Resource Planning, Sustainment, and Synchronization - Phase II

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to enhance an organization’s ability to react, synchronize and efficiently allocate required resources by leveraging real-time asset visibility to mitigate the impact of extreme events. This initiative is using the US Army as a surrogate to focus on enhancing existing mission analysis and planning tools to accommodate the information needs requested by US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in
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Project Announcement: Automated Processes for Warehouse Utilization

08-03-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to explore technologies to further automate warehouse processes and data collection efforts required to achieve savings through improved warehouse visibility and maintenance support. The overall objective of this effort will be to give organizations the knowledge to effectively implement and scale capabilities and practices that improve storage utilization in warehouses, automate applicable warehouse and
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Project Announcement: Scalable Blockchain Security and Multi-Author Data Exchange - Phase II

08-02-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a prototype that demonstrates blockchain interoperability using an existing blockchain technology standard to provide seamless data exchanges between blockchains using an open standard, and by utilizing other web3 blockchains for data transport and capability redundancy through a resilient, network fallback. The overall objective is to provide the ability for multiple blockchain networks to
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Project Announcement: Integrating Digital Logbook Applications for Improved Maintenance Activities

08-02-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to streamline and expand the equipment maintenance process by further developing the simplified Digital LogBook (DLB) design with an optimized user experience that will advance the state of the art of commercial data integration technologies and processes. For an electronic technical logbook to function effectively it must be an extension of the core maintenance system and processes that organizations
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Data Analytics

08-01-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate the agile development of software solutions that support decision-making with a combination of data analytics, automation, and AI/ML techniques. The desired solution will have the capability to analyze and interpret complex data sets, derive actionable insights, and support decision-making across various operational domains. By integrating advanced analytics algorithms, including predictive
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Smart Displays to Improve System Interoperability and Reliability - Phase III

08-01-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in systems integration and engineering tools coupled with the latest smart display technologies to develop new methods that enable interoperability of vehicle platform, software applications, and secure network communications systems. This initiative will design and develop a modern computing, high resolution smart display consisting of a cross domain solution
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Project Announcement: Aircraft Launch and Recovery Obsolescence Strategy for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to establish an obsolescence strategy for electronic components and systems supported by a business case that incorporates financial and performance impacts. The desired obsolescence strategy must be comprehensive and must provide a plan to identify issues and effectively deploy resources that could mitigate critical system risks stemming from the supply base. The overall objective of this initiative is to
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Project Announcement: High Temperature Polymers to Improve Reliability of Structures in Extreme Environments

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of development and testing of high temperature polymers and their composites and analyze advanced manufacturing processes to improve the performance and lifecycle of structures and parts operating in extreme environmental conditions. This initiative will explore, identify, and prioritize new polymer chemistry molecular architectures for rapid advanced development for pilot-scale
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Project Announcement: High Power Electrical Distribution Unit Redesign for Sustainability and Performance Improvements - Phase III

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify an obsolescence and supply chain risk mitigated common Turret Drive Control Unit (TDCU) design across a particular family of vehicles, and improvements for high power distribution and motion controls. The goal of the TDCU redesign effort is to increase the reliability of the TDCU and make it easier to maintain at a lower cost. This effort will help increased readiness and maintenance of the
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Project Announcement: Transparent Adhesives for Maintenance and Sustainment Processes

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to test and develop a better process for producing and maintaining transparent laminates using novel technologies. Legacy transparent lamination construction and integration methods can be costly and time-consuming.  Such laminates have a limited-service life due to environmental degradation.  Additionally, the legacy interlayer materials require significant autoclave processing to bond correctly, and once
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Protection Coatings

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance the safety and security of military vehicles by eliminating their high reflection signals from the windshield surface. High reflection is a significant safety and security issue for armored vehicles during critical missions. A flash of high reflection from the sun onto the transparent armor surface of a military vehicle or a convoy of vehicles would give away the exact location of the vehicle to
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Project Announcement: IEME for Durable Track Pads

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to test and identify new rubber-silica compound formulations to develop a better track pad solution for a particular model of tank. These novel compound formulations will be tested and demonstrated to ensure that they meet the specific testing requirements. Design, development, and optimization of ten (10) rubber-silica compound formulations will be created for ground pads through research and development
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Advanced Tools and Processes for Software Sustainment of Vehicle Systems

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in software development tools and processes to sustain a government-owned ground vehicle operating system in a manner that is cost effective and efficient and can be scaled across various product lines. A recent Stout Automotive Defect and Recall Report indicates the increase in software-based electronic defects is one of the most significant emerging maintenance trends in
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Project Announcement: Logistics Zero Trust Data Fabric (ZTDF)

07-31-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate enhanced security and semantic interoperability in the supply chain network, with a focus on enabling domain-driven use cases. This initiative will leverage a system known as Zero Trust Data Fabric (ZTDF) along with a current Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system that will furnish the logistics domain for the ZTDF. This approach will allow organizations to collect and analyze data from
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Project Announcement: Exploration of Technologies to Improve Battery Safety of Electric Vehicles

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to investigate several different approaches to improve the safety of military and commercial EVs at cell and pack level by electrode design that can improve safe operation at cell level and develop materials that can compartmentalize and contain fire in a thermal runaway event. At the cell level, thermal safety is of increasingly high importance with high-energy density Li-ion batteries. In the event of
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Project Announcement: Improved Vehicle Mobility Using Additive Manufacturing

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to test and demonstrate novel AM solutions for a more durable and safer tire and track solution that would improve the mobility of both wheel-based and track-based vehicles. To improve mobility of wheel-based vehicles, a non-pneumatic tire solution will be developed with highly durable thermoset materials. The first step will be material formulation development to ensure the material solution can satisfy
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Project Announcement: Highly Filled Functional Adhesives for Improved Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Sustainment

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify and optimize materials that are strategically beneficial for improvement of vehicle lightweighting to enable increased EV operating range. A major obstacle for EVs at this time is the operating range or distance that the vehicle can go prior to needing to be recharged. Identification of materials that provide improvements to both lightweight structural integrity and improvements in thermal
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Project Announcement: Advancing Additive Repair Technologies and Cold Spray for Sustainment of Maritime Assets - Phase IV

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to speed the development of advanced additive technologies—namely, cold spray coating deposition technology—to enable the strategic goals of timely, affordable repair and restoration of critical assets. Phase IV of this initiative aims to continue the advancement of the adoption of Navy Expeditionary Sustainment and Repair (NESAR) technologies and the associated training for military assets
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Project Announcement: Machine Learning for Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Structures

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enable the use of advanced materials for achieving lighter weight vehicles. Specifically, this project will investigate how to employ friction stir welding (FSW) in the durable joining of lighter weight multi-materials and traditionally non-weldable materials. The most promising material solutions identified for application in lighter weight bodies and chassis include advanced high-strength steels,
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence for Expedited Adhesive Formulation Development

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to use Al to create innovative epoxy adhesive formulations. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool to support adhesive innovations can significantly increase conception of novel formulations. AI has been used in a variety of industries to take repetitive and time-consuming tasks, such as large data analysis, and has proven to be a viable technology that can propel this work forward in a way that
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Project Announcement: Coating System Enhancements

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to initiate the identification, development, testing and qualification of improved coating systems to protect high-value assets from degradation due to corrosion. This initiative focuses on research/development, testing, and qualification for both commercial and defense needs for improved coating materials to protect assets, the environment, and end-users through several targeted technology development
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing of Seals

07-28-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to investigate and review the capability of AM manufacturing to produce identified critical parts with their respective raw materials while ensuring that the original part functionality is maintained or improved through identified part testing. The objectives for this initiative are to determine part and material selections and substitution options, and then to determine appropriate batch testing and
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Project Announcement: Redesigned Platform Maintenance Process Solution for Enhancing Serviceability

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to provide a comprehensive overview of the integration of a digital thread to address the design for sustainment concept as applied to a maintenance platform tool to enhance the serviceability of LRUs in aerospace and automotive systems. A significant problem for both aerospace and automotive industries are the complex and time-consuming nature of maintenance and servicing which often involves limited
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Data Analytics to Support Maintenance and Sustainment Activities – Phase II

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to foster the use of commercially available IT applications, systems, and best practices where it is suitable within large complex organizations and integrate them with specialized IT systems and processes. Phase I exposed the overwhelming number of opportunities that exist to revolutionize sustainment for the large, complex global organizations dealing with Big Data Analytics challenges.
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Project Announcement: Maturing Data Solutions to Improve Maintenance and Sustainment

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop Mature Data Systems (MDS) out of an existing, foundational product lifecycle management (PLM) system by focusing on “micro” requirements – including data quality, cleanliness, and availability – and by building upon existing architectures to operationalize the art of enhancing/preserving data integrity to the benefit commercial sustainment operations and DOD. This solution must be capable of
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Project Announcement: Automated Product Systems Development, Logistics, and Sustainment Support Demonstration - Phase II

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in automated product systems development, logistics, and sustainment tools and processes and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem that can better design, prototype, qualify, produce, maintain, and sustain manned and unmanned ground systems. This ecosystem must: enable the rapid employment of engineering capabilities to design, modify, and integrate new or
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Project Announcement: Digital Enterprise Technology for Maintenance and Sustainment Improvements

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify and address the myriad complexities associated with USG/industry collaboration in cloud-based PLM environments to enable the pursuit of data-centricity under its network modernization strategy, while eliminating barriers to entry to the digital transformation for both government and the commercial industry. This initiative will use the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) as a surrogate model
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Project Announcement: Liquid Metal 3D Printing for Improved Sustainment

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess the capability of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Liquid Metal Printing (LMP) technology that does not require de-binding, sintering and is powder-free, with the ability to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable, and timely repairing of parts. Participating industry partners must provide a pilot COTS printer, printer stock, and training. Key objectives for
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Project Announcement: Advanced Modular Automation Solutions to Improve Organic Depot Mx and Sustainment - Phase III

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of new modular automation, robotic technologies, and manufacturing processes to provide a more agile and flexible production line solution that is easier and more cost-effective to operate and maintain. Using a specific US arsenal as a surrogate, this initiative will leverage new technologies, processes, and design techniques to pilot an advanced modular automation
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Systems - Phase VIII

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate a technology-enabled integrated decision support platform and its impact on maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. Specifically, the initiative is intended to demonstrate: When and where to pre-position equipment, spare parts, or manpower to support contingency operations and identify the risk associated with
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Project Announcement: Pitch-Derived Synthetic Graphite for Longer Life Lithium-Ion Batteries

07-19-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop of low-cost isotropic and mesophase pitch-derived synthetic graphite and battery anode-based materials to support domestic maintenance and sustainment operations. By weight, graphite is the largest component in Li-ion batteries, where it is used as the anode, and Li-ion batteries contain 10 to 15 times more graphite than Li. For the best results in Li-ion batteries, the graphite must have high
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Project Announcement: Advanced Tire Technologies to Improve Fleet Readiness and Sustainment - Phase II

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate and validate the capabilities and cost-effectiveness of advanced tire technologies using carbon fiber to demonstrate a support-ring runflat tire. Tire designs will be developed and put through stringent testing to ensure the tire can achieve specific requirements. After a suitable design is developed, a prototype tire will be produced and submitted for further testing and validation. In Phase II,
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Project Announcement: Advanced Coatings for Extreme Applications

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in the development, qualification, and testing of advanced coatings to improve anti-corrosion, overall systems performance, and extended lifecycle of structures and parts required for applications in extreme environmental conditions. This initiative will leverage new design tools, materials, and processes to develop and assess emerging advanced coatings and application techniques required to
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Project Announcement: Wireless Communications for Improved Operations and Maintenance - Phase V

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to assess the capabilities, lifecycle costs, integration burdens, security, and maintenance implications of several commercially-available wireless communication systems to aid in the development of a solution for digital wireless communications applicable to commercial and public business, as well as the US Army's combat and maintenance support community. Phase V will build upon the work completed during Phases
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Project Announcement: Lightweight and Low-cost Rechargeable Batteries to Improve Maintenance and Sustainment

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of art in advanced battery development, testing, and manufacturing to improve battery performance at a lower weight, size, and cost point using domestic sources. After decades of engineering improvements, Li-ion technology has peaked at an energy density of roughly 260 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg) and 700 watt-hours per liter (Wh/l). The development of sulfide glass electrolyte technology can now enable
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Project Announcement: Innovative Small Form Factor Auxiliary Power Units - Phase IV

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate a small innovative Auxiliary Power Unit based on a set of requirements that are not vehicle specific, which can then be used to evaluate its effectiveness as a secondary power source on both legacy and new vehicles. Innovative APUs have been leveraging new modular technologies that are significantly smaller, lighter, and easier to maintain, while increasing interoperability between platforms.
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Project Announcement: Sustaining Electronic Sub-systems Evaluation Phase III

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to redesign the instrumentation sub-system (ISS) of a legacy weapon system. Obsolescence issues exist in the current electronics section of the Fleet Exercise Section (FES), causing a significant impact in maintenance, supportability, and the time to identify and isolate failures. Complicating this issue is the lack of adequate card-level test set capabilities to assist with fault isolation, troubleshooting, and
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Project Announcement: Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials Technology for Sustainment and Environmental Compliance - Phase II

07-19-2023
The DOD is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to enable the transition of AM throughout the DOD and its industrial base, taking a holistic approach regarding the research of feedstock, advanced materials and processes, automation and controls, post-processing, and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) evaluation for the qualification, inspection, and assurance of parts being produced via AM. Key areas to be addressed include: Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing
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Project Announcement: Sustainment of Forward Operations using Advanced Manufacturing

06-14-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance a distributed and disconnected scope of a current operational advanced manufacturing system within specified areas of responsibilities (AORs). The overall objective is to develop, field, maintain, and train on capabilities that will allow authenticated global locations to use advanced manufacturing materiel in connected and disconnected environments. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Automated Product Systems Development, Logistics, and Sustainment Support Demonstration

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in automated product systems development, logistics, and sustainment tools and processes. It seeks to demonstrate an integrated ecosystem that can better design, prototype, qualify, produce, maintain, and sustain manned ground systems. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Sustainment Governance Facilitation - Phase II

06-14-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to redefine the Department of the Navy's sustainment governance model to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness, and directly enhance readiness. Phase II will seek commercial and DOD best processes to serve as models that can assist in the establishment of policy and guidance that can be implemented throughout the DoN enterprise. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Transitioning Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiatives to Improve Maintenance and Sustainment

06-14-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art for identifying, analyzing, and transitioning biotechnology and biomanufacturing initiatives to improve the performance and lifecycle of commercial and military systems while reducing maintenance and sustainment costs. Using various projects from the Tri-Service Biotechnology for a Resilient Supply Chain program as a surrogate, this initiative will explore new analytical tools,
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Project Announcement: Enhancing Condenser Tube Cleaning Through Innovative Technology - Phase III

06-14-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop and demonstrate condenser cleaning systems with automatic feeding and positioning systems that meet the space and interference requirements of shipboard work for both commercial and naval vessels. Phase III seeks to assemble a lance feeder system and lance positioning system that will work together as a high-pressure water system specifically for cleaning condenser tubing on navy submarine
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Project Announcement: Augmented Reality Training Tool for Maintenance, Sustainment and Workforce Development

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess/explore incorporating augmented reality into ruggedized technology hardware and if it will improve the training program and knowledge retention of personnel maintaining autonomous vehicles. Additional standards or improved existing standards of specific digital manuals (EPUBS) will also be assessed during this initiative. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Scalable Blockchain Security and Multi-Author Data Exchange

06-14-2023
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a prototype that demonstrates blockchain interoperability using an existing blockchain technology standard to provide seamless data exchanges between blockchains using an open standard, and by utilizing other web3 blockchains for data transport and capability redundancy through a resilient, network fallback. The overall objective is to provide the ability for multiple blockchain networks to securely talk with
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Project Announcement: Digital Transformation and Digital Technologies to Support Operational Readiness

06-14-2023
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to build out the digital twin methodology for moving a legacy system and its components into the digital world. This methodology will be applicable across the entire aviation industry and other commercial sectors with the need to move into a digital environment. Additionally, this effort will develop and demonstrate tools and techniques to leverage the digital twins for improvements to advanced manufacturing techniques
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Project Announcement: Resolving Embedded Software and Hardware Maintenance and Integration Challenges - Phase III

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to improve the state of the art in software diagnostic tools, problem investigation methods, and agile development processes to properly integrate new electronic components and their associated firmware and software onto a legacy vehicle to ensure a properly functioning and fully reliable vehicle system. Phase III will build upon the lessons learned in previous phases and will include additional non-recurring engineering to
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Project Announcement: Advanced Composite Materials to Improve Mobile Structure Functionality and Useful Life - Phase II

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of new composite technologies and design processes to improve the functionality and lifecycle of rigid wall shelters. Using the Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future as a surrogate to prove out this new technology, the overall goal in Phase II is to advance the development of rigid wall expandable shelters by producing mature prototypes based on initial efforts and testing. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Ground Vehicle Maintenance Trainer Test and Evaluation

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify, explore, and test next-generation technologies and training strategies in order to find ways to train more efficiently while concurrently increasing effectiveness. The overall objective is to deliver updated Hands On Turret Trainer (HOTT) and Part Task Trainer (PTT) devices for a specific vehicle that advance the state of the art in full-fidelity maintenance training capabilities. Additionally, the project team
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Project Announcement: Advanced Vehicle Covers to Improve Reliability and Maintainability

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of new vehicle cover designs, materials, and manufacturing processes that can better protect vehicles and other equipment, including on-board electronics and critical components, from environmental and weather conditions in a manner that is cost effective, safe, extends equipment useful life, and is easy to maintain. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: High Speed Metal 3D Printing for Improved Sustainment - Phase III

06-14-2023
The US Marine Corps is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to assess the capability of Commercial Off the Shelf(COTS) high speed metal 3D printing technology to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable and timely repair parts. Phase III of this effort will leverage advances in printing technology, as well as lessons learned in Phase I and II of this effort to provide broad accessibility to the rapid metal 3D printing
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Project Announcement: Integrated Product Support (IPS) Management and Analytics

06-14-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify data sectors to lower product support costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving Integrated Product Support (IPS) performance using dashboards and metric data. The overall goal is to utilize improved data analytics to implement effective controls and visualizations that provide a better understanding of potential risks, improved planning, and optimized inventory
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Project Announcement: Advanced Braking and Suspension Systems to Improve Reliability and Reduce Maintenance - Phase IV

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to conduct a pilot program to develop a process necessary to modify a commercial-off-the-shelf advanced braking and suspension system, which will be integrated onto a legacy military vehicle to demonstrate improved reliability, readiness, and safety and reduce maintenance and sustainment costs. Phase IV will focus on developing new training curriculum and tools for technicians and maintainers to support
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Project Announcement: Advanced Winter Tire Technologies for Improved Safety & Mobility

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to utilize advanced winter tire technologies to develop a winter rated 16.00R20 tire solution with a new/unique tread design that could be parametrically scaled to other vehicle systems in the near future for a low-maintenance and reduced sustainment cost solution. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Approach for Total Lifecycle Sustainment - Phase V

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to provide an integrated product architecture using an MBSE approach that provides a view of the entire vehicle product and will be used for multiple purposes including product usage analysis; hardware/software decomposition; design analysis; interface documentation and analyses; diagnostic fault tree analysis; logistics support requirements, product maintenance and upgrade solutions; and more. Phase V will
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Project Announcement: Demonstration of Advanced Inlet Separation for Sustainability - Phase II

06-14-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to mitigate the effects of sand ingestion in aircraft engines operating in harsh sandy environments, to reduce their maintenance and sustainment costs, and improve the safety, reliability, and readiness of fleets. Specifically, this initiative is intended to accelerate technology maturation of the advanced hybrid inlet protection system to facilitate future fleet implementation of a hybrid inlet separator design. Phase II
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Health Management System (VHMS) – Phase V

06-14-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to identify a process to analyze data that is off-loaded from a specific type of vehicle’s platforms, define the model associated with vehicle analytical data, integrate the SE MSD for vehicle data off-loading, and define the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) associated with end-to-end PL data transfer from vehicles to the enterprise. Collectively, these tasks will allow the US Army to acquire and analyze vehicle
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Project Announcement: Advanced Digital Processes to Reduce Maintenance Down Time for Spare Parts - Phase IV

05-12-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to refine innovative advanced digital tools and processes to deliver or repair critical parts when and where they are needed, reducing maintenance downtime as new units are fielded and during sustainment activities. Phase IV will further develop and mature the systems and processes demonstrated in Phase III to support additional combat vehicle platforms and mission equipment packages that are in
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Project Announcement: Vacuum Crawler Robotic Capability Initiative - Ph II

05-12-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate the advantages of robotics in the maintenance and sustainment of ship hulls, and to advance the vacuum crawler as a solution to this problem. This effort will build off the success of the Phase I Alpha effort to utilize  advancements in system design and architecture to begin developing the Beta version of the vacuum crawler robot. Phase II will focus on mechanically developing the vacuum
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Processes and Advanced Technologies to Improve Shipyard Maintenance Activities – Phase III

05-12-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to leverage commercial industry best practices, tools, and emerging technologies to refine and optimize processes that improve organizational production, maintenance, and sustainment outcomes at a shipyard. Phase III will focus on analyzing and establishing complex overhaul maintenance and repair capabilities that will provide new analytical tools to better predict and retire unscheduled overhaul maintenance
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Project Announcement: Visualizing and Reporting for Analyzing Any Scale Data - Phase II

05-12-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate how applied performance-based logistics strategies, data supply chain analytics, and agile supplier operations can provide effective management solutions. The overall objective is to identify data sectors to lower supply chain costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving performance metric data for supply chain products. Phase II will continue research,
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Project Announcement: Dynamic Component Rebuild Facility Gap Initiative

05-12-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to establish the specific needs to perform repair, overhaul, and modify rotorcraft. Using specific U.S. Army Rotorcraft platforms as a surrogate, new and innovative technology will be reviewed, tested and established with the goal to increase efficiency and equipment readiness. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Approach for Total Lifecycle Sustainment - Phase IV

05-12-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to provide an integrated product architecture using a MBSE approach. The overall goal is to realize a single digital representation of an asset’s complete system. Phase IV will leverage the lessons learned from the previous phases to investigate domestic and overseas industrial base operation and maintenance site surveys. The desired outcome will be the ability to forecast resource needs, build an Integrated
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Project Announcement: Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Development - Phase III

03-31-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop best practice technical and business process solutions that effectively address corrosion throughout the life cycle of fielded equipment and infrastructure. This phase will pursue an improved process to standardize both the adoption of and deviation from preferred CPC practices. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Maintenance and Sustainment Data Integration to Enhance Aircraft Readiness

03-31-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance and expand an integrated set of data, tools and processes that will provide a common operating picture of all resource requirements across an aircraft maintenance organization to help improve overall aircraft readiness of a legacy platform. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Visualizing and Reporting for Analyzing Any Scale Data

03-31-2023
The US DOD is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate how applied performance-based logistics strategies, data supply chain analytics, and agile supplier operations can provide effective management solutions. The overall objective is to identify data sectors that can lower supply chain costs, while simultaneously developing capabilities and processes for improving performance metric data for supply chain management. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Modeling and Simulation Software to Improve Vehicle Reliability and Durability

03-31-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance current Chrono Vehicle open-source software library infrastructure to be more flexible, applicable, and adaptive to changing platform, subsystem, and terrain environments. The overall objective is to allow vehicle models to be exchanged and simulated in larger contexts and with different software tools, by adopting an established standard for model exchange and co-simulation, namely the Functional Mock-up Interface
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Project Announcement: Comprehensive Digital Engineering Solutions for Legacy Airframes and Subsystems - Phase II

03-31-2023
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to fully integrate the B-1 Lancer into a digital engineering environment. This initiative will use the B-1 Lancer to provide a methodology that exemplifies how to build detailed digital twins for legacy vehicles where significant technical data is missing. Phase II will build on the successes of the earlier phase and complete the development and validation of an integrated digital twin, combining
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Systems - Phase VII

03-31-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology-enabled integrated decision support platform on maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. It is intended to demonstrate when and where to pre-position equipment, spare parts, or manpower to support contingency operations and identify the risk associated with decisions on critical metrics; and provide analytics
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Project Announcement: Joint Additive Manufacturing Acceptability (JAMA) - Phase II

03-16-2023
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to provide supply chain, cost analysis, and engineering technical expertise as needed to demonstrate using documentation and part examples as a streamlined framework for AM product acceptance. This phase will provide a joint common framework for future Qualified Parts List and Qualified Manufacturers List (QPL/QML) specifications for items across the JAMA risk categories. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Identifying Hazardous Materials to Improve System Sustainment and Safety - Phase III

03-16-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance commercial technologies and processes to more effectively and efficiently identify hazardous chemicals contained in parts and components found in military vehicles and other equipment. This phase will provide a common approach and toolset to qualify and validate the testing of safer alternative metal brackets and other mechanical and electromechanical components to replace hazardous heavy metal
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Project Announcement: Fair Share Sustainment Model - Phase III

03-16-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop a framework for future sustainment after the US divestiture of the M1A1 through continued US Army development of common components, with unique component development being the responsibility of the new users. This phase will build upon the lessons from the previous phases and analyze how upgrades and integration of vehicle subsystems impact full system product lifecycle performance for vehicle
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Project Announcement: Machine Learning Optimized Power Electronics

03-16-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to solve an important challenge for both commercial and military teams by developing an AI-driven Model Based Systems Engineering approach that will solve challenges associated with lengthy design times and supply chain constraints, dramatically reducing time to design and commercialize power electronics products. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Additive Repair of Turbine Engine Knife Edge Seals

03-16-2023
The US Navy and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess the ability of commercially available Blown Powder Directed Energy Deposition (DED) equipment to perform repairs to turbine engine knife edge seals. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Digital Processes to Reduce Maintenance Down Time for Spare Parts – Phase III

03-16-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in tools and processes to establish a new digital ecosystem integrated with current government systems and processes. These tools and processes will be able to identify part and supplier risk, resolve critical and safety related part issues, and reduce the time and expense to deliver parts that are reliable, cost effective, and available to meet vehicle maintenance, sustainment,
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Project Announcement: Digital Transformation of Cyber Operations for Acquisition and Sustainment Operations - Phase IV

03-16-2023
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to validate the establishment of an agile training program that can be tailored to aid and guide the transformation of traditional legacy acquisition system development and sustainment organizations into Lean-Agile enterprises. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Performance Management System for Maintenance and Sustainment

03-16-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to establish a performance management system that can quickly and accurately summarize shipyard and supplier performance and provide actionable information to address issues to optimize schedule performance. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Large Scale Data Analytics and Data Validation to Improve Maintenance and Sustainment Activities

03-16-2023
The US Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to integrate the vast array of datasets available to Operations and Maintenance personnel to enhance decision-making at all levels. Through collaboration, this effort will focus on enabling a comprehensive reform of serialization of components and gaining confidence in data. The approach will be through an agile development of systems to track component life through the entire life cycle of
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Project Announcement: Scalable High Voltage Architectures to Improve Maintenance and Mobility - Phase II

03-16-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to design and integrate a scalable high voltage Modular and Open System Architecture (MOSA) into a hybrid system to assess how the technology can improve reliability, availability, and maintainability across a range of vehicle types. This phase will focus on conducting durability testing of the MOSA prototype and assessing the surrogate platform space, weight, power, and cooling impacts, as well as integrity
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Project Announcement: Improved Lifecycle Sustainment and Provisioning Processes

01-25-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop effective and sustainable processes to monitor, assess and mitigate the risks of reducing the time and expense needed to ensure end products over their lifecycles have the necessary spares and special tools to meet product delivery schedules and customer needs. The overall goal will be to deliver parts and tools that are reliable, cost effective, and available at the right locations and times to meet vehicle
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to Improve Supply Chain Management – Phase II

01-25-2023
The US Marines is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop the strategy and verify/ validate prototype software for a maintenance organization’s use of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, with advanced mathematical algorithms in Supply Chain Management to increase parts availability and reduce customer wait time. This phase will be centered on a verified and validated prototype capability developed within the Marine Corps operating logistics
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Project Announcement: Advanced System Safety Engineering to Increase Autonomous System Dependability and Reliability – Phase II

01-25-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in systems safety and model-based systems engineering tools to integrate autonomous system hardware and software that will result in an integrated autonomous system that is safe, reliable, and easy to maintain. This phase will build upon the lessons learned from the initial phase to assess the safety of robotic systems and control vehicle surrogate prototypes in a major
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Project Announcement: Advanced Digital Processes to Reduce Maintenance Down Time for Spare Parts – Phase II

01-25-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in tools and processes to establish a new digital ecosystem integrated with current government systems and processes. These tools and processes will be able to identify part and supplier risk, resolve critical and safety related part issues, and reduce the time and expense to deliver parts that are reliable, cost effective, and available to meet vehicle maintenance, sustainment,
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Project Announcement: Infrastructure Analysis and Optimization Plan – Phase IV

01-25-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative with an overarching goal of vastly improving legacy processes and facilities in a 3-stage approach starting with a deep understanding of the current processes necessary to bring products to market. This phase is primarily focused on identifying equipment and process solutions that increase throughput and quality; identifying and simulating facility reconfiguration and construction opportunities to optimize the
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Project Announcement: Methodology to Develop a Long-Term Sustainment Strategy for Aging Systems – Phase V

01-25-2023
The US Navy and Air Force are partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate that an agile product support implementation strategy is technically feasible, perform an independent study of the program’s implementation strategy, provide leaders with data-driven studies to enable better decision making, and perform risk analyses that results in a robust recommendation for long-term sustainment. This phase represents the final strategic activities required to
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Systems – Phase VI

01-25-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology-enabled integrated decision support platform on maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. It is intended to demonstrate when and where to pre-position equipment, spare parts, or manpower to support contingency operations and identify the risk associated with decisions on critical metrics; and provide analytics
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Project Announcement: Resolving Embedded Software and Hardware Maintenance and Integration Challenges – Phase II

01-25-2023
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to improve the state of the art in software diagnostic tools, problem investigation methods, and agile development processes to properly integrate new electronic components and their associated firmware and software onto a legacy vehicle to ensure a properly functioning and fully reliable vehicle system. This phase will develop and test new software code with the intent of integration of the
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Project Announcement: Agile Software Sustainment to Improve Maintenance Applications Cyber Resiliency and Reliability

01-25-2023
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in agile software development, collaborative environments, and modeling and simulation tools and processes to update and sustain aviation maintenance commercial and government off the shelf (COTS/GOTS) software applications, so they are more reliable and resilient against cyber threats. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Digital Processes to Reduce Maintenance Down Time for Spare Parts – Phase II

01-23-2023
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in tools and processes to establish a new digital ecosystem integrated with current government systems and processes. These tools and processes will be able to identify part and supplier risk, resolve critical and safety related part issues, and reduce the time and expense to deliver parts that are reliable, cost effective, and available to meet vehicle maintenance, sustainment, and readiness
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Project Announcement: Advanced Tools and Methods to Improve Material Handling Equipment Overhaul

11-09-2022
The US Navy and Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of modeling and simulation, advanced engineering, and maintenance methods to refurbish and overhaul a legacy forklift. This initiative seeks to prove out new advanced engineering and manufacturing tools and processes that result in a full system overhaul that is cost effective, extends equipment useful life, and can be completed safely and easily by maintainers. It will further seek to determine
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Project Announcement: Wing Optimization for Manufacturability

11-09-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to redesign the wing of a legacy aircraft, keeping the same aerodynamic and structural performance, while optimizing manufacturability. The initiative would utilize the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) design approach, focused on optimizing the design to reduce manufacturing and assembly time to increase production rate. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Development of Critical Arctic Initiatives that Impact Maintenance and Sustainment Endeavors

11-09-2022
The US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop and test equipment that provides improved functionality in expeditionary infrastructure and medical treatment in extreme cold weather areas such as the Arctic.  The initiative will develop and test equipment that addresses four (4) primary areas of concern: shelter fabrics that can withstand temperatures -65°F and below, high wind conditions for expeditionary soft-wall shelters,
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Project Announcement: Advanced Design and Integration of Communication Kits to Improve Reliability and Maintainability

11-09-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in systems engineering and integration tools and processes to design, develop, integrate, and test current communications equipment on legacy vehicles. The initiative will include the integration of hardware and software using advanced systems engineering, modeling, and integration tools and processes. Special emphasis will be placed on reducing the space, weight, power, and cooling claim and
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Project Announcement: Track Pad Maintenance and Sustainment Improvements – Phase III

11-09-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop and qualify new rubber formulations with higher load capacities and better wear characteristics to improve the longevity of track systems for heavy commercial and military vehicles. Phase III will expand on the successes of the previous phases, with a focus on gaining GVSC approval for the prototypes. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Robotic Inspection to Advance Maintenance and Sustainment – Phase II

11-09-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate how automation and complementary innovative technologies can improve maintenance and sustainment for ship fleets to reduce repair down time and cost and improve time at sea. Specifically, it will determine whether a robotic crawler UT inspection solution can be used to meet existing inspection requirements and provide verified inspection results at less cost and expenditure of time. Phase II
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Project Announcement: Portable Fluid Analysis for Mobile Assets

11-09-2022
The US Marine Corps and Navy are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance portable fluid analysis and maintenance decision processes for users of vehicles and heavy equipment in expeditionary environments. It will seek to provide field maintainers with developmental Portable Fluid Analyzer Plus (PFA+) systems, to introduce, test, analyze and ultimately enable maintainers to perform maintenance actions based on the guidance provided by the PFA+. For more information
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Project Announcement: Vacuum Crawler Robotic Capability Initiative

11-09-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate the advantages of robotics in the maintenance and sustainment of ship hulls, as well as the advancement of the vacuum crawler arm of the FOSAR. This effort will utilize advancements in system architecture, the ROS2/microROS operating system, and the use of motor control components and communications developed for the FOSAR. Advances will be applied to the vacuum crawler system to ensure cross-centric
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Project Announcement: Dual-Use Technologies for Highly Electrified Vehicles to Reduce Maintenance and Sustainment Activities

11-09-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate how dual use technologies, integrated with Highly Electrified Vehicles (HEVs) can reduce fuel usage, increase reliability, reduce maintenance, and reduce the logistical burden of hauling multiple oversized generators to the point of need while still meeting the demands for temporary power in austere environments. The overall goal will be to leverage commercial, automotive, and industrial components to develop
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Project Announcement: Improving Critical Engineering and Logistical Processes to Address Aviation Supply Chain Constraints and Increase Readiness

08-24-2022
The US Navy and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop an enhanced set of tools and processes that provide an integrated approach to engineering and logistical tasks to allow the DOD to meet its goal of maintaining at least 75% mission readiness for its aircraft. Its goal will be to develop a model for improving the integration of logistical and engineering tools to optimize safety, readiness, and cost. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Modernizing Ship Maintenance Through Use of Digital Measurement and Displays

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to work toward modernizing the tools and processes needed to get ships safely, effectively, and efficiently back to sea once they have been sent to the shipyard for service. This project will demonstrate the utility and benefits of two technologies that address current issues commonly arising in ship repair and maintenance. It will focus on developing 1) a customizable radiological information display system using electronic
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Project Announcement: Ship Repair and Maintenance—Coating Removal System Initiative

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage commercial developments in maintenance and sustainment coating removal technologies by deploying atmospheric plasma coating removal systems (i.e., Plasma Blast) across backlogged DOD maintenance and sustainment facilities. This effort will accelerate the initial integration and deployment of Plasma Blast units into the common operational environment of maintenance and repairs. For more information about this
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Project Announcement: Diagnosis and Repair Methods to Maintain Advanced Sensor Antennas

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in new technologies and processes to rapidly diagnose and repair advanced sensor antennas in a manner that is cost-effective, extends equipment useful life, and can be completed safely by maintainers. This initiative will pilot a new approach to diagnosing and repairing sensor antennas to prove out advanced technologies and processes. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Improving Maintenance of Multi-Function Electronic Sensors – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to transform a single-function radar sensor into a multi-functional system that is software adaptable and will provide expanded functional capabilities without adding additional parts and hardware components that can malfunction. Phase II will explore new engineering and integration methods to design, develop, and demonstrate the utility of modular, vehicle agnostic installation kits for the integration of a
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Project Announcement: SATCOM-based “Anti-Jam Radio-links for Maritime Operational Resiliency” (ARMOR)

08-24-2022
The US Navy and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop an aircraft data communication solution that leverages commercial PLEO SATCOM 5G high data rate capabilities, which will be used to provide secure, real-time “platform health visibility” through real-time CBM reporting of critical aircraft components while operating anywhere in the world. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Durability of Bonded Structural Patch Repairs

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a resin-based, non-weld patch repair that will allow for quick, temporary, on-site repairs of vital equipment. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Readiness Improvement through Supply Chain Optimization – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to integrate the demand and supply planning processes, identify process controls and accountability standards, and develop scalable process automation initiatives with the capability to iterate divergent data sources. Through identification and measurement of the readiness value against the cost to generate/sustain readiness, leadership will be provided with tools and data to inform and balance risk tradeoffs
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Analytical Tools to Identify and Assess Critical Component Supply Chain Risks

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop, pilot, and demonstrate common processes and advance the output of analytical tools to better assess threats and identify risks of critical parts and components that can impact the safe operations, maintenance, and sustainment of Army ground combat vehicle systems. This effort will identify critical components and potential alternative suppliers of electronics and microprocessors so as not to introduce malware,
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Project Announcement: Joint Enterprise Data Interoperability (JEDI-X) to Improve Global Distribution, Supply Chain, and Sustainment Management

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to validate the application of a Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) logistical data exchange software capability that can be used when operating within a multinational environment. This software capability will leverage data across multinational systems and processes to address movement and transportation limitations, increase availability and distribution of spare parts, and reduce lead times for production and system/component
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Project Announcement: Improved Watercraft Coatings – Phase III

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to identify, develop and demonstrate coatings that improve the lifetime, efficacy, and ease of use of watercraft coatings. Phase III will focus on the design of coatings that can withstand the abrasion and impact applied by robotic hull cleaners. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Demonstration of Dynamic Adhesion Strength for Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify a viable material to develop a novel switchable adhesive prototype and assess its capability to change from a high to a low adhesive state. In addition to optimizing performance, the service life and performance of this device will also be evaluated and tested to gain a better understanding of the limitations of this technology for future use. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Optimization Tools and Processes to Reduce Weight and Improve Reliability

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop, pilot, and demonstrate a common set of processes and advance the state of modeling and simulation tools to optimize and lightweight critical parts and components that can improve maintenance and sustainment of ground vehicle systems. This initiative will focus on leveraging advanced design technologies and methodologies, materials, tools, manufacturing techniques, and design to explore the best light-weighting
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Project Announcement: Advanced Modular Automation Solutions to Improve Organic Depot Mx and Sustainment – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of new modular automation, robotic technologies, and manufacturing processes to provide a more agile and flexible production line solution that is easier and more cost-effective to operate and maintain. With the goal of providing a complete machining process, from raw aluminum slabs to finished painted parts, Phase II of this project will add additional cells that will increase the
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Processes and Advanced Technologies to Improve Shipyard Maintenance Activities – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage commercial industry best practices, tools, and emerging technologies to refine and optimize processes that improve organizational production, maintenance, and sustainment outcomes at a shipyard. Phase II will focus on establishing and integrating an innovative data architecture designed to optimize Government-sponsored maintenance teams during the planning and execution of aircraft carrier refueling and complex
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Project Announcement: Resolving Embedded Software and Hardware Maintenance and Integration Challenges

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to improve the state of the art in software diagnostic tools, problem investigation methods, and agile development processes to properly integrate new electronic components and their associated firmware and software onto a legacy vehicle to ensure a properly functioning and fully reliable vehicle system. It will focus on advancing new software development tools and processes to develop and test new software code that resolves
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Project Announcement: Identifying Hazardous Materials to Improve System Sustainment and Safety – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance commercial technologies and processes to more effectively and efficiently identify hazardous chemicals contained in parts and components found in military vehicles and other equipment. Phase II is designed to deliver a common approach and toolset to qualify and validate the testing of safer alternative metal fasteners to replace hazardous heavy metal fasteners across a fleet of military vehicles. It
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Project Announcement: Medical Resource Planning, Sustainment, and Synchronization

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance an organization’s ability to react, synchronize, and efficiently allocate required resources by leveraging real-time asset visibility to mitigate the impact of extreme events. The aim of this initiative is to modify the Mobilization Common Operating Picture (MOBCOP) system to synchronize the integration of the US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and Army Expeditionary Civilian Workforce (AECW) capabilities and
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Project Announcement: Rapid Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Diagnosis and Mitigation – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to identify a rapid EMI diagnosis and mitigation process, to assist maintainers in EMI-intensive environments. Phase 2 will investigate the methodologies required to test and document the PCI test results of 1,755 EMI penetrations and repair an additional 473 points of entry (POEs) in accordance with MIL-STD-1310H at 40dB on a US Navy aircraft carrier as surrogate. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advancing Predictive Analytics for Global Supply Chain Resilience

08-24-2022
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage advanced commercial technologies and processes to improve the collection of individual health data to reduce the negative impact of workplace health incidents and public health events on supply chains, as well as manufacturing and maintenance and sustainment operations. This effort will focus on having access to embedded software that can be easily integrated into mobile phones already in use by
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Environmental Performance for Safety Glass – Phase V

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to identify ways to eliminate the source of safety glass delamination and develop improvements in safety glass reliability without significantly increasing the weight or cost of the product. Phase V will focus on making a newly developed out-of-autoclave (OoA) manufacturing method commercially viable by demonstrating an OoA full-sized article fabrication and how it can be properly upscaled to meet a sufficient
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Project Announcement: Exploration of Technologies to Facilitate Fast Charging

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance the charging speed of a lithium-ion battery while improving its safety to improve maintenance and sustainment for fleets utilizing battery technologies. This project will focus on evaluating silicon anode binder formulations, current collector pretreatments, and coating technologies to improve the overall electrochemical performance of full cell devices, including capacity retention at high charge rates. For
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Project Announcement: Enhancing Critical Components to Improve Full Vehicle System Reliability and Maintainability

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage advanced commercial digital engineering principles, tools, processes, and best practices to develop and demonstrate the redesign of critical vehicle components and how best to integrate them into the vehicle design to improve system reliability and maintainability. A comprehensive analysis and assessment will identify changes to current critical components and recommend options to streamline prototype development,
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Project Announcement: Digitization of Jet Engines to Improve Maintenance Activities

08-24-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to create a maturity level 1 digital twin of the F100 engine (modules, components, parts) from government-furnished technical documents and physical assets. The effort’s goal is to establish an MBSE roadmap and strategy for the creation of digital twins for engines. It will also develop and establish an IDE to support the creation of a digital twin for engine sustainment, and address interoperability and data migration
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Project Announcement: 3D Printing for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment of Shipyards – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to utilize Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) metal 3D printing technology to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable, and timely repair parts. Phase II will focus on having trained SMEs test and demonstrate the full production of vetted use cases for use shipboard and within the shops. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Autonomous Vessel Energy and Readiness Management

08-24-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate the capability of using AI/ML for the prediction of risk to mission completion and energy waste on an autonomous vessel and gain operational experience with Mission Readiness Support System (MRSS) capabilities. In addition, this effort will explore the integration of mission risk into the autonomous operation of the vessel; and demonstrate edge-based prognostics in an open-source data analytics
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Project Announcement: Demonstration of Large-Scale Structural Joints for Use in Maintenance and Sustainment Environments

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to create and assess a reference joint that has been joined by a Group I adhesive (a high-performance class of adhesives defined by MIL-PRF-32662, that specialize in high-loading-rate applications) alone, or by a hybrid joint design in combination with a fastener. The initial goal is to determine, through experimental and modeling efforts, if there is linear scalability or any non-linear behaviors associated with scaling up
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Project Announcement: Adhesive Transition Strategies to Expand Maintenance Applications

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess the capability of transitioning a proven paste adhesive that meets specific performance criteria to a film or hot melt adhesive form and evaluating its performance. Specifically, the film or hot melt adhesive must be tested to verify, via demonstration, that it meets the Group I performance benefits outlined in the MIL-PRF-32662 specification. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Planning and Analysis Tools to Improve Product Lifecycle Maintenance Activities

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in model-based systems engineering and product lifecycle tools and processes to design, integrate, and pilot a common toolbox that can improve lifecycle management and logistics planning activities. Using various new developmental and legacy ground combat vehicle systems as surrogates, this proof of concept will provide a common approach and toolset that allows key product stakeholders to
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Project Announcement: Advanced Visualization and Cyber Range Solutions to Protect and Maintain Critical Data

08-24-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in innovative visualization and cyber range tools that improve the proficiency of cyber experts, operators, and maintainers to help secure and maintain information networks and protect the critical operational, supply chain, logistics, and administrative data that resides on them. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Coatings for Cleanability and Condensing for Maintenance and Sustainment – Phase II

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop environmentally sound, easy-to-clean coatings with specific features. Phase II will focus on developing a condensing coating that 1) improves the efficiency of water harvesting systems to yield higher volumes of captured water, and 2) protects metallic surfaces from corrosion. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Tire Technologies to Improve Fleet Readiness and Sustainment

08-24-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate and validate the capabilities and cost-effectiveness of advanced tire technologies using carbon fiber to demonstrate a support ring runflat tire as a surrogate. Runflat tire designs will be developed and put through stringent testing to ensure the tire can achieve specific requirements. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Trivalent Chrome Process Development

08-22-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to continue to refine and evaluate the deposition conditions required to apply functional hard chrome coatings with trivalent chromium chemistry that are commercially available and meet the EU’s REACh requirements. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Digital Processes to Reduce Maintenance Down Time for Spare Parts

08-22-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to establish a new digital ecosystem integrated with current government systems and processes that is able to identify part and supplier risk, resolve critical and safety related part issues, and reduce the time and expense to deliver parts that are reliable, cost effective, and available to meet vehicle maintenance, sustainment, and readiness requirements. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Provisioning Processes to Ensure Availability and Sustainability – Phase III

08-22-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop, pilot, refine, demonstrate, and document strategic processes that are flexible and sustainable and provide organizational decision makers an effective means to mitigate risks caused by manufacturing and sustainment supply chain disruptions. The goal is to deliver spare parts and special tools that are reliable, cost effective, and available at the right locations and times to meet vehicle
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Project Announcement: Digital Transformation of Cyber Operations for Acquisition and Sustainment Operations – Phase III

08-22-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to validate the establishment of an Agile coaching and training program that can be tailored to aid and guide the transformation of traditional legacy acquisition system development and sustainment organizations into Lean-Agile enterprises that can independently sustain the delivery of high quality, secure, and valued capability at the speed of need for their customers. In addition, this initiative seeks
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Project Announcement: Electronic Component Risk Mitigation for Vehicle Programs – Phase IV

08-22-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a Bradley Processing Unit (BPU) design (A common fire control system for BFVs) using technology that is obsolescence resistant while providing smart growth for anticipated functionality. The intent of Phase IV will be to make software release and hardware modifications, continue integration engineering and testing, and finalize the product configurations required to develop manufacturing
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Project Announcement: Enterprise Equipment and Technology Analysis

08-22-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to create a stochastic, equipment-level digital model of legacy facilities, depots and shipyard maintenance and sustainment processes supporting the transition to industry 4.0.  Building upon successes of previous efforts, the objective of this initiative is to create stochastic digital models of shop repair processes in a depot environment. Moreover, it will model at a detailed equipment level in the proper sequence under
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Project Announcement: Expeditionary Ship Repair Innovation

08-22-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to rapidly assess expeditionary maritime repair and sustainment technologies and processes in order to maximize the time a vessel is operational and minimize the time needed to complete maintenance in repair facilities at shipyards.  In this effort, the project team will assess a wide swath of available and emerging capabilities and will then perform a “deep dive” assessment of the most promising expeditionary maintenance and
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Project Announcement: Facility Sustainment Modeling

08-22-2022
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a data-informed Sustainment Goal Framework, categorized by asset type (Binning) and differentiated by an organization’s specific objectives. It will set the groundwork for developing, testing, and demonstrating a Facilities Investment Model in potential future developments.  This will be accomplished through two main workstreams. The first will focus on a methodology to establish SMS data-informed
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Project Announcement: Qualification and Certification of Metal Additive Manufacturing to Replace Hard to Source Repair Parts

08-22-2022
The US Army and Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art of commercial metal AM technologies, tools, and processes to explore the development of common standards and formats to qualify and certify large metal AM parts for use in equipment and products across commercial and military sectors.  Project participants have jointly selected part numbers and materials from problematic castings that have limited or extinct US sourcing but can be
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Project Announcement: Logistics Framework for On-Demand Delivery of Powders Used in Cold Spray Repair & Sustainment

08-22-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to create a strong supply base of qualified cold spray powders that can meet the truly “on demand” nature required for rapid repair, sustainment, and spare parts replacement activities necessary to keep the US leading the cold spray revolution. Specifically, it will create an effective forecast and predictive model for both supply and demand of powders; demonstrate utilization of a clear and concise standard for cold spray
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Project Announcement: Improving Reliability and Safety of Vehicle Climate Control Systems – Phase II

08-22-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to leverage commercial modeling and simulation technologies and design processes to improve the reliability and safety of vehicle fuel-fired heating systems.  A pilot demonstration for a U.S. Army combat vehicle will determine if the new system is easier to maintain, safer to operate, and more cost effective than current vehicle fuel-fired heaters. Phase II will continue engineering design and develop and work
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Project Announcement: Sustainment Governance Facilitation

08-22-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to redefine the DoN’s sustainment governance model. This effort will utilize DASN sustainment as a surrogate to demonstrate: Expert facilitation to rapidly assess the current state, identify deficiencies, and develop targeted recommendations to redefine sustainment governance Assess governance structure elements (to include people, process, and technology) Clearly define sustainment roles and responsibilities
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Project Announcement: Improved Robustness of Crash Avoidance System Sensors to Reduce Maintenance and Repair Costs – Phase III

08-22-2022
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to provide a significantly improved and robust integrated solution for a crash avoidance system (CAS) on vehicle fleets, to ultimately reduce maintenance and sustainment of these systems and encourage wider adoption. Phase III will pilot an upgraded enhanced driver’s vision system (DVE) with a new DVE-wide with full color high resolution video, ultra-wide field of view, high resolution, and
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Project Announcement: Innovative Small Form Factor Auxiliary Power Units – Phase III

08-22-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to demonstrate a small innovative Auxiliary Power Unit based on a set of requirements that are not vehicle specific, which can then be used to evaluate its effectiveness as a secondary power source on both legacy and new vehicles. Phase III of this initiative will continue to support the development of a next generation APU with modern fuel injected diesel engine and advanced power generation system. A
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Smart Displays to Improve System Interoperability and Reliability – Phase II

08-22-2022
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art in systems integration and engineering tools coupled with the latest smart display technologies to develop new methods that enable interoperability of vehicle platform, software applications, and secure network communications systems. This initiative will design and develop a modern computing, high resolution smart display consisting of a cross domain solution
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Project Announcement: Robotic Match-Drill for Efficient Maintenance Operations

08-22-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate the advanced development of existing match-drill robotic technology in order to enable further research into possible technology adoption across DOD maintenance depots. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Modernization of Total Asset Visibility and Lifecycle Management Processes and Tools for Critical Items

08-13-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to employ updated technology to develop new business processes that will deliver the data that can provide total asset visibility for munitions and other critical items and systems across their entire life cycle; spanning acquisition, logistics, maintenance, sustainment, and readiness functions. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Improved Sustainment and Maintenance of Workload Tracking Tools – Phase II

08-13-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the state of the art of workload tracking and workforce planning tools using CECOM’s current SAP-based ERP system as a testbed. Subject matter expertise will support users to identify pain points with the current system configuration, reporting capabilities, data reliability, internal controls, system workflow, and business processes to improve and streamline operations and optimize
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Project Announcement: Generator/Alternator Redesign to Optimize Electrical Power and Improve Reliability

08-13-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of new technologies and materials to rapidly redesign, integrate, and test a more capable military vehicle alternator that is cost effective, saves fuel, increases reliability, and extends the useful life of onboard battery. This initiative will pilot a new approach to develop innovative solutions of a 180-amp alternator that includes better technologies and materials in the windings to reduce internal
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Systems – Phase V

08-13-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology enabled integrated decision support platform on maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. This phase will focus on providing predictive and prescriptive analytics supporting critical timing of modernization process and policy via the implementation of specific government-requested dashboards and visualizations,
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Project Announcement: Adaptive Maintenance, Fuel, and Energy Management Software to Enable Wide Scale Transition to Electrified Vehicles

08-13-2022
The US Army, Navy and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance 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.  This solution will create a common data format that facilitates pulling mixed fleet data together and be compatible with the Secure Tactical Advanced Mobile
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Project Announcement: Improving Resiliency and Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emission by Transitioning to Electric Vehicles

08-13-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to provide fleet electrification expertise to plan, design, and deliver an integrated approach addressing full site fleet, facility, maintenance, sustainment and fuel conversion with tailored guidance for all stakeholders. A successful outcome will demonstrate integration of EVs into active fleet optimization planning and operations while efficiently using supply chains, infrastructure, industry and government partnerships,
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Project Announcement: Integration of Repair Data – Phase II

08-13-2022
The US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to enhance and expand demonstration of an integrated set of data, tools and processes that provide a common operating picture of all resource requirements across an aircraft maintenance organization to help improve overall aircraft readiness. Phase II will build on the Phase I insights and discoveries to extend the capabilities and improve the efficiency of data collection,
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Project Announcement: Next Generation Logistics Technologies for Sustainment

08-03-2022
The US Marine Corps is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a multi-faceted strategy for employing innovative technology and novel operating procedures that will ensure the success of logistics and sustainment activities in an organization’s supply chain. This strategy will be wide-ranging and encompass multiple scenarios that Marines could encounter during contested littoral operations. It will also include procedures for pre-mission activities such as a
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Project Announcement: Advanced Braking and Suspension Systems to Improve Reliability and Reduce Maintenance – Phase III

08-03-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to modify a commercial-off-the-shelf advanced braking and suspension system to allow for integration onto a legacy military vehicle to demonstrate improved reliability, readiness, and safety and reduce maintenance and sustainment costs. This phase expands the lessons learned in previous phases and establishes new instructor, operator, and maintainer training plans and packages required to transition the
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Project Announcement: Maturing Data Solutions (MDS) to Improve Maintenance and Sustainment

08-03-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to take a Mature Data Solutions (MDS) approach to improve maintenance and sustainment operations. The objective of this project is to focus on “micro” requirements—including data quality, cleanliness, and availability—by building upon existing architectures to operationalize the art of enhancing/preserving data integrity. The overall goal will be to assess and demonstrate COTS options for deploying a strong MDM architecture
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Project Announcement: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to Improve Supply Chain Management

08-03-2022
The US Marine Corps is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop the strategy and prototype software for a maintenance organization’s use of artificial intelligence / machine learning, with advanced mathematical algorithms in supply chain management that will increase parts availability and reduce customer wait time. Its goal will be to provide recommendations and a roadmap for algorithms using transactional data to forecast a more accurate mix of high demand parts, and
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Project Announcement: Demonstration of Advanced Inlet Separation for Sustainability

08-03-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to mitigate the effects of sand ingestion in aircraft engines operating in harsh sandy environments, to reduce their maintenance and sustainment costs, and improve the safety, reliability, and readiness of fleets. Specifically, its goal is to accelerate technology maturation of an advanced hybrid inlet protection system to facilitate future fleet implementation of a hybrid inlet separator design. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Confined Spaces Monitoring for Operations Safety and Efficiency – Phase III

08-03-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to test, optimize, and validate a Navy Confined Spaces Monitoring System (CSMS) for insertion into confined space working environments within shipyards, primarily relating to conducting maintenance and sustainment activities. This phase will leverage the successes during the initial phases to enable real-time assessment of workers in confined hazardous environments. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Infrastructure Analysis and Optimization Plan – Phase III

06-02-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to vastly improve legacy processes and infrastructure in a 3-stage approach to revitalize and modernize key maintenance and overhaul facilities. The Phase III effort will primarily focus on evaluating opportunities for enterprise equipment standardization aimed at optimal efficiency and effectiveness, and evaluating the benefits of a fully digital shop floor production environment. For more information
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Project Announcement: Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Approach for Total Lifecycle Sustainment – Phase III

06-02-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to provide an integrated product architecture using a MBSE approach. The overall goal is to realize a single digital representation of an asset’s complete system, where each subsystem component is accurately represented via models that can easily be traced to the initial set of mission and requirement definitions. Phase III will continue to develop and evaluate the high-fidelity model created during previous
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Project Announcement: Improving Design Processes to Reduce Manufacturing Risks for Subcomponents

06-02-2022
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop and demonstrate a manufacturing process and an updated technical data package for armored vehicles to facilitate flexible variants and tailor ability of protection packages to meet specific threats. The team will use the Army’s AMPV as a surrogate to research, refine, and design a common armor skirt to all five AMPV variant platforms ensuring the fleets future to enhance mobility, maneuverability,
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Project Announcement: Evaluating Software Solutions to Maximize Maintenance Operations – Phase III

06-02-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate that the transition from legacy IT tools/systems to Single Page Applications (SPAs) can greatly improve maintenance, sustainment, and production processes, resulting in the end user reaping the benefits of receiving higher quality service and products for less cost.  The specific Phase III objective is to demonstrate the replacement of COMSUBLANT and COMSUBPAC legacy toolsets with a robust,
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Project Announcement: Improving Reliability of Utility Infrastructures for Resiliency – Phase II

05-27-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to independently assess a representative sample of Army-owned and Army-operated utility systems and provide findings and recommendations to improve Army utility operations and management. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Data Analytics to Support Maintenance and Sustainment Activities – Phase II

05-27-2022
The US Navy and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to foster the use of commercially available IT applications, systems, and best practices where it is suitable within large complex organizations and integrate them with specialized IT systems and processes. The goal will be to further integrate the vast array of datasets available to Operations and Maintenance personnel to enhance decision-making at all levels. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Size, Weight, and Power-Cooling (SWaP-C) Reduction by Consolidation of Electronic Components – Phase III

05-27-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop and demonstrate a portable test set that can interface and run maintenance tests and diagnostics on a newly redesigned LRU for a legacy vehicle. It will also explore new methods to mature manufacturing readiness methods to validate and verify production processes, and the accuracy of technical data packages and Bills Of Material. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Demonstration of Coating Techniques for Reduced Engine Maintenance Costs – Phase II

05-27-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to validate advanced coating technologies developed specifically to mitigate the impacts of sand/dust and salt-water on aircraft engines. This phase will conduct an acceptance test and post-test hardware inspection to verify viability of the advanced coatings and establish a performance and hardware baseline. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Sustaining Electronic Sub-systems Evaluation – Phase II

05-27-2022
The US Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to redesign the instrumentation sub-system (ISS) of a legacy weapon system. This phase will take into consideration the updated set of requirements established in the first phase, including system safety requirements and FTE necessary to verify functionality and location of faults. These FES ISS requirement updates are intended to lead to an improved weapons system sustainment. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Systems – Phase IV

05-27-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology-enabled integrated decision support platform on maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. Phase IV tasks will further investigate and expand on the initial Phase I, II, and III tasks. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Innovative Small Form Factory Auxiliary Power Units–Phase II

04-14-2022
The US Army and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate a small innovative APU based on a set of requirements that is not vehicle specific that can then be used to evaluate its effectiveness as a secondary power source on both legacy and new vehicles. The objective of Phase II of this initiative is to expand on the accomplishments achieved during the initial project phase, to further develop three (3) small, innovative APUs based on
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Project Announcement: Comprehensive Digital Engineering Solutions for Legacy Airframes and Subsystems

04-14-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to fully integrate the B-1 Lancer into a digital engineering environment. This initiative will use the B-1 Lancer to provide a methodology that exemplifies how to build detailed digital twins for legacy vehicles where significant technical data is missing. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced System Safety Engineering to Increase Autonomous System Dependability and Reliability

04-14-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in systems safety and model-based systems engineering tools to explore new methods that will ensure complex hardware and software components and subsystems can be properly and safely integrated into a full autonomous system. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Modeling Repair Activities

04-14-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate the methodology to perform a complete assessment of a current organic repair capability and evaluate what future requirements are needed. Using one model of aircraft as a surrogate, a gap analysis will identify organic repair capabilities that are capable of mitigating the issues referenced previously and will result in a more efficient and cost-effective maintenance system that will increase an aircraft
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Smart Displays to Improve System Interoperability and Reliability

04-14-2022
The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in systems integration and engineering tools coupled with the latest smart display technologies to develop new methods that enable interoperability of vehicle platform, software applications, and secure network communications systems. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing to Increase Aircraft Functionality and Sustainability–Phase V

04-14-2022
The US Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to improve the state of advanced materials, virtual prototyping, virtual visualization, advanced manufacturing, and simulated maintenance planning to conduct an all-aspect analysis and operational simulation of an aircraft kit that will temporarily modify an existing aircraft to have amphibious capabilities. Phase V is built on the successful work in Phase III and IV and utilizes digital engineering and
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Project Announcement: Integration of Repair Data

04-14-2022
The US Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance and expand demonstration of an integrated set of data, tools and processes that provide a common operating picture of all resource requirements across an aircraft maintenance organization to help improve overall aircraft readiness, using one specific model of aircraft as a test bed. As the F-35 community explores improved maintenance practices, the opportunity exists to pilot
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Project Announcement: Fair Share Sustainment Model–Phase II

04-14-2022
The US Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to establish the framework of the Fair Share Sustainment Model for adoption by coalition partners, which will include policies, procedures, cost sharing provisions and other general membership recommendations, outlined in a Fair Share Sustainment Program Plan (FSSPP) and Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP). For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Throughput Across Aviation Repair Activities

04-14-2022
The US Navy and Marine Corps are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop an integrated set of tools and processes that provide a common operating picture of all repair activities across an aircraft maintenance organization to help improve overall MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) operations and throughput. Due to the varied nature of repair requirements at the NAE intermediate and depot Level, two models are required. As the DOD explores alternative maintenance
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Project Announcement: Improving Maintenance of Intelligent Robotic Systems Through Modular Designs – Phase II

03-31-2022
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to leverage advanced analytical tools that can evaluate and assess modular open system architectures and designs to determine the best approach for the development of a new robust, intelligent, mobile, quadruped robotic system. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Modernization of Shipyards, Manufacturing and Maintenance Facilities

03-31-2022
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to build from the successes of a previous effort to develop processes and tools necessary to perform workflow analysis that can optimize ship overhaul cycle time. The project will use a previously developed digital twin of the existing shipyard infrastructure, with a focus on layout, material and personnel flow. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Digital Transformation of Cyber Operations for Acquisition and Sustainment Operations – Phase II

03-31-2022
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to transform legacy acquisition and procurement cyber operation enterprises into lean-agile entities. The overall goal is to validate the establishment of an Agile training program that can be tailored to produce enterprises that can independently sustain the delivery of high quality, secure, and valued capability at the speed of need for their customers. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Health Management System (VHMS) – Phase IV

03-31-2022
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to acquire and analyze vehicle prognostic/predictive maintenance data to improve its vehicle repair and maintenance methods. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Airless Tire Technology – Phase IV

03-31-2022
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate and validate airless tire technology solutions on a Light Tactical All-Terrain vehicle system which can be scaled to other vehicle systems in the future. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Development – Phase II

03-31-2022
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to improve the effectiveness of organization-wide programs in reducing the negative impacts of corrosion on fielded equipment and infrastructure. The intent of this project is to develop best practice technical and business process solutions to effectively address corrosion throughout the life cycle of fielded equipment and infrastructure. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing to Increase Aircraft Functionality and Sustainability – Phase IV

02-22-2022
The U.S. Airforce is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a Removable Amphibious Float Modification (RAFM) to an MC-130J cargo plane. A digital twin of the plane will be created and used to allow for virtual simulation of the model to assess performance, maintenance, and sustainment tradeoffs. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Identifying Hazardous Materials to Improve System Sustainment and Safety

02-22-2022
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance commercial technologies and processes to more effectively and efficiently identify hazardous chemicals contained in parts and components found in military vehicles and other equipment. By improving commercial big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies, this initiative will allow the Army and industry to better understand the location and impacts of hazardous chemicals and develop targeted ways to
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Project Announcement: Advanced Circuit Board Repair to Improve Reliability and Maintenance of Electronic Systems

02-22-2022
The U.S. Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art in circuit board diagnosis and repair technologies and processes to improve the maintenance and sustainment of electronics systems. New advanced technologies and processes will be demonstrated to diagnose circuit card failures, determine maintenance options, and repair the circuit cards back to operational status more effectively and efficiently. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Methodology to Develop a Long-Term Sustainment Strategy for Aging Systems – Phase IV

02-22-2022
The U.S. Navy and U.S. Airforce are partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to identify a cost-effective methodology for long term sustainment of specialty assets, with a focus on those that are used infrequently but must be kept in full operational condition. The overall goal is to develop, maintain, and document a long-term strategy to extend the mission performance and life of these legacy specialty assets.  This initiative is using a phased approach, beginning
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Project Announcement: Ground Vehicle Maintenance Trainer – Phase IV

12-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to improve the overall maintenance training for commercial vehicle fleets such as automotive, aircraft, heavy equipment, and watercraft by integrating virtual training with hands-on Parts Task Trainers (PTTs). This phase will incorporate lessons learned from earlier phases and continue to expand the PTT training applications and develop the manufacturing processes necessary to produce complex PTTs at
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Facilities to Ensure Reliability and Maintainability of Large Metal 3D Printers – Phase II

12-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop an understanding of the facilities requirements and processes necessary to set up and conduct large metal additive and other advanced manufacturing activities. Specifically, this initiative will seek to use a large-scale 3D metal printer to machine 3D metal printed parts up to the size of a military vehicle without removing it from the print chamber. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Systems – Phase III

12-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology-enabled integrated decision support platform on the maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. The effort leverages a framework of IT innovation to include a Data Lake, Predictive Analytic Tools, and a suite of decision support applications significantly reducing the current manual efforts associated with
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Digitization and Automation to Improve Smart Manufacturing and Maintenance Activities

12-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop systems and processes that provide a modernized, cost-enhanced approach to legacy manufacturing and maintenance. The goal is to help to improve the manufacturing maintenance, repair, and overhaul of specific systems through surrogate trials at a specific facility. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Electronic Component Risk Mitigation for Vehicle Programs – Phase III

12-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop and pilot a Bradley Processing Unit (BPU) design (a common fire control system for the Bradley Family of Vehicles) using technology that is obsolescence resistant while providing smart growth for anticipated functionality. The objective of this phase is to advance the technology and address integration issues associated with introducing modern electronic components to legacy vehicles and equipment
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Project Announcement: Advanced Provisioning Processes to Ensure Availability and Sustainability – Phase II

12-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to develop effective and sustainable processes for reducing the time and expense needed to ensure source control end products have the necessary spares and special tools to meet product delivery schedules and customer needs.  These processes must be flexible and sustainable in order to respond to material defects and various economic and geopolitical events which induce unexpected shortages and
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Project Announcement: Updating Legacy Equipment Technical Data Packages for Improved Manufacturability and Maintenance

12-22-2021
The U.S. Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop and demonstrate a manufacturing process and updated technical data package for armored vehicles to facilitate flexible variants and tailor the ability of protection packages to meet specific threats.  To meet this objective, this initiative will research, refine and design a common armor skirt for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle variant platforms, ensuring the fleet’s future to
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Project Announcement: Digital Transformation of Cyber Operations for Acquisition and Sustainment Operations

11-22-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to establish a tailored agile training program that aides and guides the transformation of traditional legacy acquisition system development and sustainment organizations into Lean-Agile enterprises that can independently sustain the delivery of high quality, secure, valued capability at the speed of need for their customers. The training will break down legacy acquisition organizational silos through the instantiation
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Project Announcement: Infrastructure Analysis and Optimization Plan – Phase II

11-22-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to revitalize and modernize Fleet Readiness Center Depots. In Phase I, decision analysis tools were developed to determine the most optimal and cost-effective solutions during equipment upgrades and facility modifications. Efforts during Phase II will demonstrate an evolution and advancement of the technologies evaluated during Phase I and provide a roadmap for both commercial and government organizations
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Project Announcement: Integrated Communications Systems for Improved Logistics Activity

11-22-2021
The U.S. Airforce is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop a network of integrated communications capabilities that span multiple functional areas and to assess the impact that improved, integrated technologies will have on operational communications in a training environment. The overall goal of the project will be to improve communications for logistics, maintenance and supply chain organizations. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Ground Vehicle Maintenance Trainer – Phase III

11-22-2021
The U.S. Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop and assess the process of scaling up advanced maintenance training across large enterprises. The desired training utilizes virtual training integrated with hands-on access to physical mockups of particular components or subsystems—known as parts task trainers (PTTs). The overall objective is to improve the quality of maintenance training for commercial vehicle fleets by integrating
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Open Systems Software to Improve Vehicle Maintenance and Sustainment

11-22-2021
The U.S. Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to determine the feasibility and benefits of replacing a proprietary OS currently residing on a legacy vehicle with an open source-based operating system. This effort will assess if the open system platform approach is robust and flexible enough to integrate major subsystems that are fragmented throughout the vehicle and to see if a common code base can improve cyber security and maintainability while
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Project Announcement: Advanced Braking and Suspension Systems to Improve Reliability and Reduce Maintenance – Phase II

11-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to develop a process to modify a commercial-off-the-shelf advanced braking and suspension system that has proven effective on newer commercial vehicles.  The technology will be integrated onto a legacy military vehicle to demonstrate improved reliability, readiness, and safety and reduce maintenance and sustainment costs.  Phase II will help evolve the advanced braking and suspension technology by fully
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Project Announcement: Security Enhanced Maintenance Support Device (SE MSD) & Cybersecurity Improvements – Phase III

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to advance the cybersecurity of maintenance support devices (MSD) used to support maintenance and CBM for the Abrams Family of Vehicle platforms. The goal in this phase will be to finalize the integration and testing efforts on the latest version of the security technology, which include incorporating the latest versions of vehicle maintenance software available. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Readiness Improvement through Supply Chain Optimization

09-30-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate a decision support environment within all Integrated Weapons Support Teams as a proof of concept for solving complex maintenance, sustainment, and financial issues. Its objective is to integrate the demand and supply planning processes, identify process controls and accountability standards, and develop scalable machine learning data initiatives with the capability to iterate divergent data sources. For
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Facilities to Ensure Reliability and Maintainability of Large Metal 3D Printers

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to evaluate the current state of a facility into which a large-format metal 3D printer will be installed. The project involves preparing to install a scaled-down subsection tool that is part of the large format tool of the US Army’s jointless hull project. This initiative will examine and pilot these installation analysis and planning tools and procedures to determine if they can be applied to installing the large format
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Project Announcement: Model-based Energy Management Strategies for Ground Vehicles Efficiency Maximization

09-30-2021
The U.S. Navy and Fleet Forces Command are partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to demonstrate how the formulation of exergy management strategies focused on minimizing the exergy losses within the powertrain architecture of EVs and HEVs can contribute to a reduction in maintenance activities and help reduce lifecycle sustainment costs in ground vehicle fleets. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Methodology to Develop a Long-Term Sustainment Strategy for Aging Systems – Phase III

09-30-2021
The U.S. Airborne Strategic Command, Control and Communications Program Office is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to demonstrate that an agile product support implementation strategy is technically feasible for their aging low density/high demand aircraft utilized for specialized missions. The overall goal is to perform an independent study of the implementation strategy, to provide leaders with data-driven studies that enable better decision making, and
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Project Announcement: Integration of Locally Derived Model Based System Engineering Tools to Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management Systems

09-30-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to integrate separate, locally derived Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) tools and processes from multiple Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) into the Navy’s Aviation PLM (AvPLM) environment. Additionally, this initiative seeks to optimize the current connected suite of MBSE tools and processes (known as NAVSIM) within AvPLM as well as utilize additional capabilities within the NAVSIM portfolio. This effort represents a way
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Project Announcement: Inspection and Fractographic Analysis to Develop a Digital Twin for a Legacy Aircraft – Phase V

09-30-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to use the B-1 to provide a model/template that addresses how to create detailed digital twins for legacy aircraft where much of the requisite technical data is missing. The objective of Phase V is to build on the work begun during Phases I-IV with specific focus on systems components. This effort will include development and validation of processes to identify systems components, isolate them from
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Project Announcement: Innovation of Information Technology (IT) Processes and Reporting Capabilities for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment Efficiency – Phase II

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to streamline and upgrade the IT infrastructure processes and systems used for Army Material Command (AMC) operations. The goal of this phase is to use the solutions identified in Phase I to reconfigure the systems, identify new reporting capabilities, cleanup legacy/obsolete data, design internal controls, and/or re-engineer existing business processes and validate the maintenance and sustainment value
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Project Announcement: Improving Reliability and Safety of Vehicle Climate Control Systems

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to to leverage commercial modeling and simulation technologies and design processes to improve the reliability, maintainability and safety of vehicle fuel-fired heating systems. A pilot demonstration for a U.S. Army combat vehicle will determine if a newly developed FFH system is easier to maintain, safer to operate, and more cost effective to operate and own legacy FFH’s in production and use. For more information about
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Project Announcement: Enhanced Audit Software Readiness Tool

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to enhance existing audit software capabilities to create a more efficient, robust, expandable architecture that will significantly increase readiness functions, while reducing manpower and organizational maintenance/sustainment support costs. Using the Army’s Audit Readiness Tool (ART) core as a surrogate, initial new software improvements will focus on augmenting process support for multiple-phase audit
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Project Announcement: Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) Program Development

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to explore a series of new or improved processes and corresponding metrics that demonstrate and measure the effectiveness of the Army-wide Corrosion Prevention and Control program. These processes—in the form of plans, procedures, guidebooks, templates, and flow charts—are intended to improve the success of organization-wide programs in reducing the negative impacts of corrosion on fielded equipment and
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Project Announcement: Commonality of Hybrid Part Structures to Improve Sustainability

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to research and design a hybrid armor skirt to all five variant Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle platforms, ensuring the fleets future to enhance mobility, maneuverability, lethality, and operational safety. The overarching goal is to develop and demonstrate a process using interchangeable hybrid part structures for armored vehicles to facilitate commonality of parts between variants and tailorability of protection
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Project Announcement: Advancing Additive Repair Technologies and Cold Spray for Sustainment of Maritime Assets – Phase III

09-30-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to speed the development of advanced additive technologies—namely, cold spray coating deposition technology—to enable the strategic goals of timely, affordable repair and restoration of critical assets. Additionally, technologies for fabricating failed components in-theater or shipboard to maintain readiness will be investigated, as will the digital architecture to uniformly implement sustainment
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Project Announcement: Advanced Sensing and Block Chain Technologies to Optimize Supply Chain Readiness

09-30-2021
The U.S. Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage advanced commercial technologies and processes to improve collection of population health signal data and to use that data to predict future disruptions in the supply chain. The effort will determine how to improve the ability to collect and analyze sensing data and warnings, secure information regarding supplies, and alert the supply chain to new demands. The solution will provide a reliable,
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Project Announcement: Additive Material Property Evaluation and Demonstration (AMPED)

09-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to evaluate and transition knowledge of commercial metal AM airworthy technology and processes to additively design, develop, and certify hard to source parts for the Army aviation community. This initiative will create Additively Manufactured Technical Data (AMTD) for parts that meet U.S. Army requirements using the Ti6Al4V alloy and advanced AM printers. This effort will leverage modeling and simulation tools and
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Project Announcement: Demonstration of Advanced Coatings for Sustainability Phase II

09-27-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased CTMA initiative to demonstrate advanced coating technologies developed specifically to mitigate the impacts of harsh environments on military aircraft. The goal is to demonstrate the viability of the technology, to accelerate technology modifications that will address military-specific issues, and to accelerate the maturation of the lower Technical Readiness Level (TRL) coating repair technology. For more information
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Project Announcement: Scalable High Voltage Architectures to Improve Maintenance and Mobility

09-27-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to design and integrate a scalable high voltage MOSA into a hybrid system to assess how the technology can improve reliability, availability, and maintainability across a range of vehicle types.  This effort will leverage modeling and simulation and commercial engineering best practices to determine the benefits of the heavy-duty parallel hybrid architecture design. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Redesign of Vehicle Components for Improved Manufacturability and Maintainability

09-27-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to leverage advanced commercial Design for Manufacturing/Design for Maintainability principles, tools, processes, and best practices to develop and demonstrate a vehicle component redesign process.  A comprehensive analysis and assessment will be applied to recommend options for streamlining manufacturability and improving maintainability across four combat vehicle configurations. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing to Increase Aircraft Functionality and Sustainability - Phase III

09-27-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phase CTMA initiative to improve the state of advanced materials, virtual prototyping, virtual visualization, advanced manufacturing, and simulated maintenance planning. The goal will be to conduct an all-aspect analysis and operational simulation of an aircraft kit that will temporarily modify an existing aircraft to have amphibious capabilities. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We
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Project Announcement: Improving Thermoset Composite Processes to Enhance Mechanical Performance of Additive Manufactured (AM) Parts

09-27-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to develop and demonstrate a process and system for inserting continuous fibers into a UV curable liquid resin and/or Additive Reactive Extrusion liquid resin while the part is printing during the AM process. The goal is to provide both commercial and military maintenance groups the roadmap for producing higher quality, more durable, and more readily available AM parts, closer to the point of need in austere and harsh
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Project Announcement: Digital Acquisition and Development to Enable Lower Cost Maintenance and Sustainment

09-27-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess the capability to lower the burden of entry to the digital revolution for government and industries. The goal will be to develop, prove, and validate digital technologies using the new Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program to demonstrate new methods for successful rapid fielding and lower total lifecycle manufacturing, maintenance and sustainment costs. For more information about this ongoing project
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Project Announcement: Advancing Additive Manufacturing Technology and Applications

09-27-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the current state of additive manufacturing technologies, and give both commercial and governmental organizations better materials, processes and systems to produce 3D printed parts. The goal is to fulfill the demand for parts durability and reduced maintenance requirements at a level that meets or exceeds traditionally manufactured items. This initiative aims to demonstrate the increased potential for more parts
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Project Announcement: Implementing Digital Engineering Methodologies for Aircraft Structures and Systems Modernization and Sustainment

08-26-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating structural and systems components as well as systems logic into a legacy digital twin. The end result will be an environment that provides the best possible aircraft sustainment and fleet readiness. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data

08-20-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology-enabled, integrated, decision-support platform. The system would enhance the maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. Providing sustainment leadership with improved data-informed decision making capability ensures the U.S. remains the world’s economic and military superpower. To learn more about this CTMA initiative
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Solid Film Lubricants for Combat and Tactical Engines Phase II

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to evaluate promising solid film lubricant technologies in a currently relevant internal combustion engine to replicate and document the improvements achieved for potential future use across a wide array of applications.  The intent is also to have the project team develop and investigate new and innovative solid film lubricants comprised of advanced materials. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Operator Control Handle Improvements for Maintenance and Sustainment Phase II

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to adapt modern commercial best-in-class controllers to various systems on equipment to assess the benefits of replacing aging/last-generation controllers with today’s more universal technology. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s
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Project Announcement: Improving Maintenance of Intelligent Robotic Systems Through Modular Designs

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to leverage advanced analytical tools to evaluate and assess modular open-system architectures and designs to determine the best approach for a new robust, intelligent, mobile, quadruped robotic system. By utilizing these tools, this initiative will demonstrate new modular approaches to designing future commercial and military intelligent quadruped robotic systems that are easier to maintain, upgrade, and reconfigure. For more
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Project Announcement: Predictive Analytics Solution for Disparate Data Phase II

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to assess and demonstrate the impact of a technology-enabled integrated decision support platform on maintenance and sustainment of current and future commercial and warfighting operations. Providing sustainment leadership with improved data-informed decisioning capability ensures the U.S. remains the world’s economic and military superpower. For more information about this ongoing project contact
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Project Announcement: Advanced Radiation Detection Indication and Computation (RADIAC) Technology Phase II

08-17-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia for the development of four prototypes of a RADIAC and dosimetry simulation tools that can be utilized by commercial, state, and federal entities that work with radiological hazards. Adopting innovative technologies and solutions to create a realistic training scenario will benefit the training needs of the commercial, state, and federal entities. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the
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Project Announcement: Improving Reliability of Utility Infrastructures for Resiliency

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to strengthen the organization’s ability to efficiently protect, maintain and sustain its infrastructure and utilities, through improved tools and processes. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s
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Project Announcement: Highly Electrified Vehicle System Development Using Additive Manufacturing Technology Phase II

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to advance the state of additive manufacturing and 3D printing to improve reliability, reduce space claim and reduce lifecycle maintenance costs of electric drives and power electronics found in electrified vehicles. This initiative will focus on the evaluation of specific components using additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the
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Project Announcement: Advanced Cyber Security Solutions for Maintenance Recovery Systems and Support Devices

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to leverage advanced commercial cybersecurity software, modular open-system architecture, security protection tools and best practices to ensure the security of a family of maintenance recovery vehicles and their on-board maintenance support devices and equipment. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business
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Project Announcement: Functional Coatings for Autonomy Phase IV

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased project that will continue to study and evaluate sensor coatings. The objective of Phase IV is to explore how coating systems interact with and enhance the performance of vehicular autonomy system sensors.  Continued collaboration between government and industry participants will explore materials to fine tune reflectivity and emissivity signals discretely across a spectrum. For more information about this ongoing
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Project Announcement: Improving Logistics, Maintenance, and Sustainment Planning of Wheeled Vehicles and Watercraft Phase III

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased CTMA initiative to ensure that the integration of maintenance and sustainment considerations is implemented into all facets of a program. The maintenance and sustainment considerations include planning, implementation, and management activities associated with the acquisition, development, production, fielding, support, and disposal of a system across its lifecycle while optimizing readiness outcomes and minimal lifecycle
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Project Announcement: Advanced Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries Phase V

08-17-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to demonstrate a 6T battery module based on the cell and components.  This phase will study new advanced materials and thermal management systems for leveraging coating technologies that may further increase battery energy density and life as well as focusing on the safety of high-energy batteries. For more information about this ongoing project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of
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Project Announcement: Joint Additive Manufacturing Acceptability (JAMA)

07-30-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia to provide supply chain, cost analysis, and engineering technical expertise as needed to demonstrate using documentation and part examples as a streamlined framework for AM product acceptance. 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
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Project Announcement: Advanced Modular Automation Solutions to Improve Organic Depot Maintenance and Sustainment

07-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to advance the state of new modular automation, robotic technologies, and manufacturing processes to provide a more agile and flexible production line solution that is easier and more cost-effective to operate and maintain. 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
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Project Announcement: Improved Sustainment and Maintenance of Workload Tracking Tools

07-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to provide Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) dedicated analytic subject matter expertise and programmatic support with a focus towards process development, analysis, integration, information, IT, data systems, reporting, program modernization, and guidance needed to support the CECOM's mission. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs),
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Project Announcement: Advanced Composite Materials to Improve Mobile Structure Functionality and Useful Life

07-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to advance the state of new composite technologies and design processes to improve the functionality and lifecycle of rigid wall shelters. Using the Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future as a surrogate to prove out this new technology, this initiative will determine if this technology can be applied to a wide range of mobile shelters and other storage devices across commercial industries and other DOD organizations. To learn more about
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Project Announcement: Manufacturing and Integration of Lightweight Composite Structures

07-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to perform a technology assessment and evaluation on lightweight thermoplastic and thermoset composites to determine the relationship between composite laminate thickness, processing parameters, material properties, and performance. The effects on the bonded, multi-material interfaces of the composite structure when exposed to long term shock and vibration loads on bonded multi-material interfaces of a composite structure will also be
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Project Announcement: Modern Business Platform for Improvements to Remanufacturing

07-22-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia to demonstrate that a commercial-off-the-shelf industrial internet of things (COTS/IIoT) connectivity and analytics platform can perform legacy aerospace industry maintenance process/infrastructure integration functions accurately and efficiently at acceptable performance levels, while maintaining a cyber-secure IT solution. The intent of this initiative is to evaluate and demonstrate process performance improvements so that a
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Project Announcement: Advanced and Holistic Vehicle and Subsystem Design Phase II

07-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to demonstrate a more effective and efficient engineering and design approach toward improving vehicle sustainment, survivability, occupant protection, and reliability.  This Holistic Vehicle Subsystem approach replaces legacy applique approaches. 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
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Project Announcement: 3D Printing for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment of Shipyard

07-22-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to utilize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) metal 3D printing technology to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable and timely repair parts. 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
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Load Mapping to Reduce Maintenance and Sustainment Costs

07-22-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to develop the process and template of model-based system engineering models for a full vehicle in the area of vehicle design loads. The process plan should include all relevant information for the determination of the vehicle design loads at various architectural levels of a vehicle. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority
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Project Announcement: Mixed Reality Expert Guidance

06-28-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to demonstrate the capability of mixed-reality expert guidance in a shipyard environment to support maintenance and sustainment work execution. 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
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Project Announcement: Improving Medical Equipment Maintenance and Sustainment through Simulators and Trainers Phase II

06-28-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to develop an integrated training simulator based on the actual hardware and systems associated with a new ground medevac vehicle that will stand in for commercial/municipal ambulances and other vehicles where sensitive and critical equipment is subjected to turbulent conditions. Specifically, this CTMA initiative will focus on the inspection, maintenance, and repair of medical equipment to maintain functionality. To learn more about
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Project Announcement: Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Approach for Total Life-Cycle Sustainment Phase II

06-28-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to provide an integrated product architecture using an MBSE approach that provides a view of the entire vehicle product and will be used for multiple purposes. 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
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Project Announcement: Advanced Braking and Suspension Systems to Improve Reliability and Reduce Maintenance

06-28-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to conduct a pilot program to modify a commercial-off-the-shelf advanced braking and suspension system that has proven effective on newer commercial vehicles. This technology will be evaluated for integration into legacy military vehicles to demonstrate improved reliability, readiness, and safety as well as reduce maintenance and sustainment costs. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of
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Project Announcement: Optimizing Processes and Advanced Technologies to Improve Shipyard Maintenance Activities

06-28-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to leverage commercial industry best practices, tools, and emerging technologies to optimize processes that improve organizational production, maintenance, and sustainment outcomes at a Navy shipyard. Using the Newport News Shipyard (NNS) and the Ford Class Aircraft Carrier program as a surrogate, current maintenance and shipbuilding program processes will be evaluated to generate maintenance planning and execution process
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Project Announcement: Additive Manufacturing of Critical Components Phase II

06-28-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to develop an Additive Manufacturing (AM) process database and qualification/certification plan for AM processes via Design of Experience (DOE), as well as to perform rapid fatigue testing and non-destructive inspection for component validation. 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
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Project Announcement: Innovation of Information Technology (IT) Processes and Reporting Capabilities for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment Efficiencies

05-18-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to leverage analytic subject matter expertise with a focus towards process development, analysis, integration, information, IT, data systems, reporting, program modernization, and guidance needed to support the AMC’s mission to improve maintenance activities across the organization. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority
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Project Announcement: Confined Space Monitoring for Operations Safety and Efficiency – Phase II

05-18-2021
The U.S. Navy is working with industry and academia to develop a Confined Space Monitoring System (CSMS) platform that is suitable for technology insertion into confined space working environments within shipyards, primarily relating to conducting maintenance and sustainment activities. Specifically, the initiative is intended to: Produce an extended system design specification to meet U.S. Navy shipyard requirements Produce a prototype system that meets the extended system design
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing to Increase Aircraft Functionality and Sustainability – Phase II

05-18-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia to improve the state of advanced materials, virtual prototyping, virtual visualization, advanced manufacturing, and simulated maintenance planning to conduct an all-aspect feasibility study and operational simulation of an aircraft kit that will temporarily modify an existing aircraft to have amphibious capabilities. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business
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Project Announcement: Leveraging Cloud-Based Digital Engineering Tools to Improve Vehicle Predictive Maintenance

05-18-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to create an intelligent vehicle predictive maintenance foundation using a secure cloud platform. This will facilitate innovation and continuous improvement through the application of advanced digital engineering technologies such as artificial intelligence/machine learning, 3D data thread, data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Using the Army’s Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program as a surrogate, this capability will leverage
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Project Announcement: Long-Term Tire Storage – Phase V

05-18-2021
The U.S. Army TARDEC is collaborating with industry as part of an ongoing project to protect tires from degradation during long-term storage. This project will evaluate the impact of environmental conditions, the performance of coated tires in a variety of operating conditions, and the coating’s robustness to different storage and handling conditions such as stacking in wet or dry environments. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of
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Project Announcement: Advanced Cybersecurity Technologies to Improve Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Safety

05-18-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to assess the operational, maintenance, and safety benefits associated with an advanced vehicle cybersecurity technology using advanced modeling and simulation and analytical tools and techniques. 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
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Project Announcement: Size, Weight, and Power-Cooling (SWaP-C) Reduction by Consolidation of Electrical Components – Phase II

05-18-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to redesign a common LRU for the fire control system of a combat vehicle system that will take up less volume, use less electrical power, require less cooling, is easier and cheaper to maintain, and will extend the useful life of the Abrams vehicle fleet. 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
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Project Announcement: Advanced Provisioning Processes to Ensure Availability and Sustainability

03-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to develop effective and sustainable processes to monitor, assess and mitigate the risks of reducing the time and expense needed to ensure end products have the necessary spares and special tools to meet product delivery schedules and customer needs. 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
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Project Announcement: Automated Data Support, Analytics, and Integration (ADSAI) in Support of Enterprise Transformation

03-30-2021
The F-35 Joint Program Office is partnering with industry and academia to drive a common, functional data baseline for the entire enterprise allowing leaders to make key programmatic decisions based on metrics informed by accurate, timely and available data. 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
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Project Announcement: Advanced Vehicle Communications Technologies to Reduce Vehicle Maintenance and Sustainment Costs

03-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to evaluate the operational and maintenance benefits associated with a vehicle wireless Ethernet backbone. The results will assess if this technology is a faster, scalable, and more capable solution of integrating additional sensors and displays required for next generation combat vehicles. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including
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Project Announcement: Electric Propulsion and Storage Technologies to Increase Reliability and Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels

03-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to evaluate the operational and maintenance benefits associated with electric propulsion and energy storage systems for medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles. 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
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Project Announcement: Advanced and Holistic Vehicle and Subsystem Design

03-30-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to demonstrate a more effective and efficient engineering and design approach to improve vehicle sustainment, survivability, occupant protection, and reliability. 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
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Project Announcement: Crane Alternatives to Improve Maintenance Capacity, Efficiency and Safety – Phase II

03-30-2021
The U.S. Navy is partnering with industry and academia to perform research, identification, evaluation, and assessment of potential new technologies in lifting and handling. These testing protocols will be deployed within the confines of a dry dock or covered dry dock environment. This initiative will also include the identification and assessment of both industry best practices to improve crane safety and ensure continuous reliability that will reduce unplanned downtime and costs while
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Project Announcement: Inspection and Fractographic Analysis to Develop a Digital Twin for a Legacy Aircraft – Phase IV

03-30-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to evaluate the benefits of using a digital twin within the B-1 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 re-evaluate the design life of the asset – the end result being an environment
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Project Announcement: Inspection and Fractographic Analysis to Develop a Digital Twin for a Legacy Aircraft – Phase III

01-26-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia on a multi-phased initiative to evaluate the benefits of using a digital twin within the B-1 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 being an environment
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Project Announcement: Advanced Manufacturing to Increase Aircraft Functionality and Sustainability

01-26-2021
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with industry and academia to improve the state of advanced materials, virtual prototyping, virtual visualization, advanced manufacturing and simulated maintenance planning to conduct an all-aspect feasibility study and operational simulation of an aircraft kit that will temporarily modify an existing aircraft to have amphibious capabilities. To learn more about this project contact CTMA@ncms.org. We encourage the participation of Disadvantaged Business
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Project Announcement: Vehicle Health Management System (VHMS) – Phase III

01-26-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to streamline the migration of data to the Common CBM Data Warehouse in preparation for updates to the Army’s logistics network. In addition, the capability to wirelessly deliver offloaded Abrams health data to the Army’s logistics networks will be completed and demonstrated. Data analysis efforts will continue to provide additional insight and understanding of the Abrams prototype health data, and more detailed guidance on how this data
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Project Announcement: Elimination of Hexavalent Chromium/Cadmium for Sustainment – Phase III

01-26-2021
The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to evaluate Zinc Nickel (ZnNi) as a replacement for Cadmium plating with Hexavalent Chromium for fasteners. This project aims to mitigate the amount of Hexavalent Chromium and Cadmium in the Army maintenance and sustainment environment. 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
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