Modular Aircraft Support System (MASS) Concept Validation
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The Modular Aircraft Support System MASS program is part of a research effort to improve the reliability, maintainability, operability, and deployability of aerospace ground equipment AGE. The purpose of Delivery Order 0003 was to perform further requirements gathering, conceptual design, and analysis of the six system concepts which were developed in Delivery Order 0002. The results of the analysis were used to perform a downselect to a single system that provides the most promise for the eventual MASS proof-of-concept unit. The single downselected concept incorporates elements of several of the initial six concepts. The key elelements of the new concept are 1 diesel prime mover 2 electrical power distribution between modules 3 two or three carts and, 4 no more than four distinct modules per cart. Layoutrdrawings and detailed life-cycle costs projections were developed for the MASS modules, chassis and carts.
- Terminal Flight Facilities