Embedded Diagonostics in Combat Systems
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE COMMAND WARREN MI
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Diagnostics capability of combat systems shall be compatible with the Army Diagnostic Improvement Program. Present systems are capable of performing health monitoring and health checks using internal embedded resources. They employ standard sensors and data busses that monitor data signals and built-in test BIT. These devices provide a comprehensive source of data to accomplish an accurate system level diagnostics and fault isolation at line replaceable unit LRU level. Prognostics routines provide capability to identify the cause of predicted failure and corrective action to prevent unscheduled maintenance action. Combat systems health status and prognostic information are displayed to operator, crew, and maintenance personnel. Present systems use common datainformation interchange network in accordance with standard defined in the Joint Technical Architecture JTA to provide access to vehicles health data. The technology utilized in present systems include embedded diagnostics, combat maintainer, schematic viewer, etc. Implementation of these technologies significantly reduced maintenance hours of combat systems Health monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics of future systems will utilize federated software and process approach.
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