Demonstration of Sensor Data Integration Across Naval Aviation Maintenance
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA ALEXANDRIA United States
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A key goal of the Navys Digital Warfare Office DWO is to use the emerging field of big data analytics to tackle numerous challenges facing the Navy. DWO asked CNA to examine the issue of Super Hornet FA-18EF strike fighter readiness and recommend data-driven solutions that leverage underutilized sensor data. CNA proposed a pilot program that integrated sensor data across maintenance levels to expedite repairs of aviation parts. The five-month pilot program began on July 10, 2017, at the Fleet Readiness Center at Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and was implemented on APG-65 and APG-73 radars. We assessed the pilot program through several metrics and found that, during the program, repair time was significantly decreased and repair efficiency increased. Our findings suggest that sensor data integration across maintenance levels may considerably improve FA-18 readiness.
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- Military Aircraft Operations
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