2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge

Congratulations to Justin Massey and Andrea Boxell from NAVAIR for winning the 2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge (MIC) at the DoD Maintenance Symposium. Their winning technology, DRIFT Composite Heat Damage Evaluation of V-22 Wing, aims to solve the problem of uncertainty of undetected incipient heat damage in composite materials used on DoD aircraft after a high-temperature event.


MIC Presentations

MIC Finalists

MIC Winner – DRIFT Composite Heat Damage Evaluation of V-22 Wing
Thompson, Robert / Massey, Justin

People’s Choice Award Winner – Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS)
Morris, Timothy / Ivory, Charles
U.S. Air Force, 412th Test Wing, 412th Maintenance Group

Additive Manufacturing for Masking 76 PMXG Thermal Spray
Michael Lucis
USAF 76 PMXG, Tinker AFB

Enhanced HUMS for Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Kessler, Seth / Carini, Pete
Metis Design Corporation & UTC Aerospace Systems

Expeditionary Hydraulic Fluid Analysis
Yurko, Robert / Henning, Patrick
Spectro Scientific

Solid State Additive Repairs for Maintenance Applications
Wolk, Jennifer / Short, Billy
Office of Naval Research


Panel Discussion