Health Management and Sustainment Transformation in the U.S. Air Force (Preprint)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE
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The Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL, along with its many research partners, is actively engaged in aiding the transformation of the Air Forces sustainment practices. While the concept of health management has been discussed in the research community for some time now, the U.S. Air Force has faced many challenges which inhibit the transition of these technologies. However, times are changing in our Air Force. Transformation which is occurring at all levels of the Air Force seeks to eliminate the barriers which stand in the way of implementing Integrated Systems Health Management ISHM. This paper will briefly discuss the various Air Force AF sponsored transformation activities and how these programs represent real opportunities to transition technologies which the health management community has been working so diligently on. The remaining portion of the paper will describe AFRLs ISHM vision and focus on the authors own research in embedded sensing systems.
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