At-sea Reliability with Predictive Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0116
Agency Tracking Number: N093-214-0096
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N093-214
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
ASSETT, Incorporated
11220 ASSETT Loop, Suite 101, Manassas, VA, 20109
Duns: 020910951
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ed Matheny
 Program Manager
 (571) 292-3222
 ed.matheny@assett.net
Business Contact
 Galen Plunkett
Title: President
Phone: (703) 365-8970
Email: galen.plunkett@assett.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Background – Maintenance of complex Tactical systems is generally responsive in nature, often addressing failures through a piecemeal approach. The current maintenance environment requires an inherent level of system knowledge to monitor and maintain equipment. There are also time constraints placed on system maintenance due to the increased operational tempo of today’s submarine force. Approach - Developing an end-to-end maintenance solution that incorporates a state of the art maintenance toolkit that will provide data mining analysis, automation and scheduling of maintenance events, failure recognition to the component level and prediction of Time to Failure (TTF) will significantly reduce Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) and increase Operational Availability. Providing a flexible solution through modularization and web services will also allow the incorporation of new capabilities such as Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), automation and availability planning. Conclusion – Controlling Total Ownership Costs (TOC) requires a philosophical shift in maintenance strategies. Incorporation of new Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) technologies that allows maintenance practices to align with tactical system advances is essential in controlling costs and increasing Operational Availability.

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