057 – “H-53E Main Rotor Blade Repair Using Additive Manufacturing”

Author: Douglas Greenwood Company: Fleet Readiness Center – East, In-Service Support Center (ISSC), US Navy Air Systems Command (NAVAIR Phone: (252) 464-6479 Email: douglas.d.greenwood@navy.mil Fleet Readiness Center – East’s mission is to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to the USN & USMC fleet of vertical lift aircraft, among them being the CH-53E and […]

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047 – “RAPTOR equals Readiness”

Author: Timothy Phillis Company: US Army / RDECOM / ARDEC Phone: (309) 782-4909 Email: timothy.c.phillis.civ@mail.mil Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3D Printing is a disruptive technology, which allows the Warfighter to perform expeditionary repair and mitigate down time, caused by battle damage and depleted supply. AM can be used to shorten the design to production cycle […]

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056 – “Asset Life-Cycle Information Management (ALCIM)”

Author: Jeremy Johnson Company: Robins AFB/Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex Phone: (478) 327-2659 Email: jeremy.johnson.5@us.af.mil The Asset LifeCycle Information Management (ALCIM) program addresses the Air Force Sustainment Center’s (AFSC) high priority technology need to provide operational efficiency metrics of key manufacturing machinery, assess the need for proactive maintenance using advanced machine learning algorithms, and provide […]

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009 – “Navitas Systems Starlifter Lithium Forklift Battery For Material Handling Productivity Improvements”

Author: Mil Ovan Company: Navitas Systems Email: movan@navitassys.com PROBLEM STATEMENT The Department of Defense owns and operates large fleets forklift trucks for material handling purposes. Many of these forklift trucks are electric, powered by very large lead acid batteries. While sufficient for low intensity warehouse applications, the 100+ year old lead acid chemistry has inherent […]

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052 – “Laser Ablation and Naval Maintenance Applications”

Author: NAVSEA Tactical Innovation Implementation Lab & Naval Underwater Warfare Center Keyport Company: US Navy Phone: (360) 507-8745 Email: janice.k.bryant@navy.mil Surface coating inspection, removal, and reinstallation are often the critical path in ship maintenance. To modernize the Navy’s approach to surface coating removal, the NAVSEA Laser Ablation Fielding Team embraced the task of gaining approvals, […]

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039 – “CBATS Rehost for the F-16 Signal Acquisition Unit”

Author: Mike Clark Company: AFSC 309 EMXG/MXDEB Phone: (801) 775-3548 Email: michael.clark.9@us.af.mil EMXG’s support team recently completed a rehost of F-16 Signal Acquisition Unit (SAU) to the CBATS/DXR Test station. The CBATS (Common Benchtop Automated Test System) is a member of the Department of Defense “Family of Testers” that was developed as a common platform […]

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054 – “Low Hydrogen Embrittling Zinc Nickel (LHE Zn-Ni)”

Author: Nathan Hughes Company: USAF Phone: (801) 775-2270 Email: nathan.hughes@us.af.mil Cadmium is a soft metal used as a thin corrosion inhibiting coating on steel parts such as landing gear and missile ground systems shock isolators overhauled at Ogden Air Logistics Complex (OO-ALC). Cadmium was originally specified for these systems due to its excellent corrosion inhibition […]

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055 – “LASER Coating Removal System (RLCRS)”

Author: Richard Crowther Company: USAF Phone: (801) 586-5361 Email: richard.crowther@us.af.mil Ogden Air Logistics Complex (OO-ALC) has made great strides in the last few years with robotic LASER coating removal technology. Incredible efforts from Engineers, Technicians, 309 AMXG, Department of Defense (DoD) contractors, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center / Enterprise Zone Program, and OO-ALC leadership […]

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053 – “Time Adaptive Blast Booth Ventilation System”

Author: Mark Rorabaugh Company: United States Air Force Phone: mark.rorabaugh@us.af.mil Email: (801) 775-4471 Hexavalent chromium dust is eight (8) times more likely to cause cancer than asbestos. Hazardous chromium, cadmium, and other dusts are generated by common industrial processes and all sustainment centers (“depots”) of all Department of Defense (DoD) components subject personnel to these […]

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051 – “Integrated Data Environment for Automated Labeling (IDEAL)”

Author: Nathan Rigoni Company: US Army AMRDEC Phone: (256) 876-4620 Email: nathaniel.c.rigoni.civ@mail.mil Integrated Data Environment for Automated Labeling (IDEAL) Maintenance Innovation Challenge DoD Maintenance Symposium Army rotorcraft routinely capture a large amount of sensor data covering a range of information from engine performance and gearbox vibration to aircraft orientation and outside environment. This data acquisition […]

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