Accession Number:

ADA242598

Title:

Aviation Diagnostics and Maintenance (ADAM) System Preliminary Concept of Operation and Functional Description

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 90-Sep 91,

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

77.0

Abstract:

The Aviation Diagnostics and Maintenance ADAM System is an initiative to acquire, store, distribute, and use technical maintenance information for aircraft in a digitized, integrated, and task-oriented format. The initiative is consistent with DoD Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support CALS direction and provides tools for Statistical Process Control SPC under Total Quality Management TQM concepts. While oriented toward new technology aircraft, segments of the concept have applicability to the existing Naval Aviation inventory. ADAM consists of a maintenance system equipped with state of the art hardwaresoftware through which complete, current and consistent data will be made automatically available in electronic format to all maintenance technicians and production managers, thereby improving maintenance performance and unit readiness with reduced Life Cycle Costs LCC. The ADAM system incorporates expert system diagnostic techniques, which interface with the aircrafts Built In Test BIT data, to generate subsets of optimized maintenance task information for fault isolation and repair processes. This maintenance task information will be available to the technician on both workcenter display devices and on portable display devices which can be used at the work site.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE