066 – “Flightline Armament Test: the NEW New”

Author: Stephen T. Sargeant, Major General, USAF (Ret.) Company: Marvin Test Solutions, Inc. Phone: (949) 263-2222 Email: SteveS@MarvinTest.com A warfighting armament test gap exists today across many legacy 4th and 5th generation aircraft due to the inability of current O-level armament test equipment to functionally test MIL-STD-1760 based smart weapon systems. The current USAF handheld […]

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065 – “DoD Equipment Reliability Improvement Through the use of Nanocomposite Coatings”

Author: Brent Barbee Company: United Protective Technologies Phone: (980) 233-1431 Email: bbarbee@upt-usa.com Readiness and reliability of mechanical systems are significantly reduced by frictional losses leading to excess wear and corrosion. Performance is diminished leading to excess energy consumption and unplanned maintenance resulting in increased operational costs. Approximately 10% of energy in an internal combustion engine […]

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064 – “OC-ALC 76th CMXG REACT Metal AM Tooling and Testing Equipment”

Author: Martin Williams Company: USAF/AFMC/AFSC/OC-ALC/76 CXMG/REACT Phone: (405) 582-4015 Email: martin.williams@us.af.mil Sustainment of aging aircraft presents unique challenges due to lack of technical data, aging legacy tooling, and the need to rapidly respond to parts availability issues for a variety of aircraft and exchangeable end items. To meet the needs of the Oklahoma City Air […]

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063 – “MELD: A Novel Solid-State Technology for Maintenance”

Author: Nanci Hardwick Company: MELD Manufacturing Corporation Phone: (540) 951-3980 Email: nanci.hardwick@meldmanufacturing.com Challenges continue to emerge in the dynamic environment we operate while engaging our adversaries. The ability for our Nation’s war fighters to maintain and repair vehicles and vessels or print new components on-demand in the field or at sea will not only improve […]

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062 – “Next Generation Supply Chain Modeling”

Author: CDR Walter W. Kulzy Company: NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Phone: (717) 605-4873 Email: walter.kulzy@navy.mil Investing in the right material at the right time to support fleet requirements, both planned and unplanned, is the primary responsibility of the Navy’s Program Support Inventory Control Point (PSICP), Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS). WSS […]

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061 – “LOGCELL End-to-End (E2E)”

Author: Robert J. Gordon Company: NAVSUP WSS Philadelphia Phone: (215) 847-9111 Email: robert.j.gordon3@navy.mil Navy & Marine Corps Aviation must increase the flight line Mission Capable numbers. To achieve and sustain there must be an improvement to all aspects of our logistics and maintenance system. Challenges include reducing lead-times on contract awards and repair turnaround time […]

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060 – “Hull Crawling Robots”

Author: Shane Comer Company: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Phone: (207) 752-6608 Email: shane.comer@navy.mil Overhaul and modernization of submarines is an inherently dangerous and difficult task. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has worked in partnership with a small business (International Climbing Machines) to revolutionize various work processes using robotics technology. The hull climbing machines take the human out of […]

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059 – “Tank and Bilge Pump Improvement”

Author: Peggy Hough Company: USN SRF-JRMC Phone: (315) 243-4462 Email: peggy.hough@srf.navy.mil The United States Navy Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center at the Fleet Activities Yokosuka and a Detachment at Fleet Activity Sasebo, Japan supports and maintains 21 forward deployed Navy ships. In concert with our host nation, SRF-JRMC employs approximately 2500 Japanese Nationals that […]

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058 – “Robotic Automation for ESOH Risk Reduction, Throughput Increase, and Improved Quality”

Author: Shane Groves Company: USAF Phone: (478) 335-6482 Email: shane.groves@us.af.mil When properly specified and integrated, commercial off the shelf (COTS), articulated arm, robotic systems can provide many benefits to depot operations. ESOH risk reduction for operators in hazardous environments including paint, depaint, thermal spray, surface prep, grinding, and milling. Utilizing robotics can limit exposure to […]

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001 – “One for One Replacement of Main and Sub Components”

Title: One for One Replacement of Main and Sub Components Author: James Peterson Company: Lockheed Martin Phone: (972) 603-0394 Email: james.j.peterson@lmco.com Department of Defense (DoD) maintenance facilities typically have three main constraints: Schedule, Budget and Parts Availability, which by nature, have a negative domino effect to production. The first constraint is Parts Availability. In the […]

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