Portable Maintenance Aids
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA
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One of the fastest growing phenomena within the Department of Defense DoD today involves the use of portable maintenance aids PMAs. The driving force behind this phenomenon is the rapidly increasing digitization of weapon systems and associated technical data. Within the DoD maintenance arena, PMAs are used for technical data display, fault isolation, repair mentoring, material management, maintenance documentation, health monitoring, prognostics, and operational data uploaddownload. The widespread use of PMAs has only recently gained momentum within DoD. Because most DoD PMA initiatives are still in their infancy, there is relatively little data available for quantification of benefits. While initial results indicate that PMAs can facilitate significant improvements in overall maintenance productivity, several cultural and technical obstacles must be overcome before PMAs will be truly effective DoD maintenance tools.
- Computer Hardware
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies