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Portable Maintenance Support Tool Enhancing Battle Readiness of MDA Structures and Vehicles

  • Trevor Niblock
  • John O’Day
  • Duane Darr
  • Bernard C. Laskowski
  • Harsh Baid
  • Ajit Mal
  • Teng K. Ooi
  • Aaron Corder
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

Handheld Portable Maintenance Support Tool (PMST) incorporates microcontroller unit providing a wireless interface between a sensor node network, consisting of Analatom micro-LPR corrosion sensors combined with off-the-shelf sensors, and portable computer databases for high value asset monitoring and matériel management. PMST will be able to provide the user real-time capability to evaluate health status and operability of future MDA hardware including structures and vehicles such as Launch Platform, and Future Interceptor. This assessment capability provides early warning of structural and component deterioration or failure traditionally encountered during time of use. PMST system results in reduced maintenance, maintenance costs, downtime, and vulnerability of MDA’s stockpile, while increasing inventory condition-awareness and battle readiness. Clear benefits are improvements in safety and security while expanding field readiness and operational capacity. Future extensions to PMST system will provide new prognostics, readiness predictions, matériel inventory management, and mobilization capabilities.

Keywords

Sensor Node Personal Digital Assistant Structural Health Monitoring Abstraction Layer Structural Health Monitoring System 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor Niblock
    • 1
  • John O’Day
    • 1
  • Duane Darr
    • 1
  • Bernard C. Laskowski
    • 1
  • Harsh Baid
    • 2
  • Ajit Mal
    • 2
  • Teng K. Ooi
    • 3
  • Aaron Corder
    • 3
  1. 1.Analatom IncorporatedSunnyvaleUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Missile Defense AgencyWashingtonUSA

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