Modern weapon systems can have thousands of wiring circuit paths as well as multiple complex electronic LRUs/WRAs. Frequent handling, maintenance actions, aging, and extreme operational environments can all cause progressive deterioration of the performance of wiring systems and LRU/WRA circuit paths. These result in solid-state opens or shorts, premature failures of a system, degradation of system function, or intermittent faults. Any of these wiring problems has the potential of being a safety concern. It is therefore very important that all wiring and circuit path faults present be detected, isolated and repaired. With the proper test equipment, it is now possible to detect and repair these wiring and LRU circuit path disruptions quickly and efficiently.
This virtual forum will consist of an overview from the Joint Services Wiring Action Group (JSWAG), which focuses on providing advancements in safety, reliability, maintainability, and readiness of all DoD aircraft through the improvement of electrical wire and interconnect systems (EWIS) and fiber optic cable systems. The Services and their industry partners will then share their experiences, challenges, and successes from a variety of approaches and technologies they are pursuing to detect and repair wiring and LRU circuit path faults.
1300-1309: Welcome – Mr. Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MR) Presentation
1309-1310: Administrative Notes – Ms. Debbie Lilu (NCMS)
1310-1340: Joint Services Wiring Action Group (JSWAG) Overview – Steve Fagan (NAWCAD) Presentation
1340-1405: HT-128 Hand-Held Tester – Suzie Simms (NAVSEA PMS 555) & Brent Stringham (DIT-MCO) Presentation
1405-1430: AWTS at 160th SOAR – Phillip Mathis (USSOCOM USASOC (USA)) Presentation
1430-1455: Advanced Mobile Universal Electrical Tester (AMUET) Update – Frank Zahiri (WRAFB) Presentation
1455-1500: Wrap-Up Presentation