This is the third JTEG forum dedicated to a specific military service or agency. NAVSEA / Naval Shipyards will provide an overview of their sustainment technology process to include determining needs, selecting technologies to demonstrate, and the procurement of those technologies. They will then provide examples of several maintenance related technologies that they have successfully implemented to improve DoD equipment effectiveness and/or efficiency. Finally, NAVSEA/Naval Shipyards will discuss maintenance related technology areas that they will be pursuing in the future.
1300-1309: Welcome and Overview – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MPP)
1309-1310: Administrative Notes – Debbie Lilu (NCMS)
1310-1315: Overview of NAVSEA & the NSY / IMFs – Janice Bryant (NAVSEA)
1315-1355: NAVSEA Technology Campaign Plan – Steve McKee (NAVSEA)
1355-1455: Implementation Targeting and Fielding – Case Studies
- Laser Ablation – Bankus/Binsfield (NUWC Keyport)
- Cold Spray – John Albrecht (IMF Bangor)
- Robotics – Shane Comer (PNSY)
- Additive Manufacturing – Justin Rettaliata (SEA 05T)
Event: On 25 September 2018, the Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG), in coordination with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), hosted a virtual forum on “NAVSEA / Naval Shipyards Technology Insertion”.
Purpose: This was the third JTEG forum dedicated to a specific military service or agency. NAVSEA / Naval Shipyards provided an overview of their sustainment technology process to include determining needs, selecting technologies to demonstrate, and the procurement of those technologies. They then provided case studies of several maintenance related technologies that they have successfully implemented to improve DoD equipment effectiveness and/or efficiency.
Welcome: Ray Langlais – LMI welcomed everyone to the forum, and introduced Janice Bryant, NAVSEA, who served as the central POC in coordinating the agenda and presenters. Janice thanked the presenters and all the listeners for their attendance and previewed the agenda.
Administrative: This was an open forum. The presentations, along with questions and answers, were conducted through Adobe Connect, while a separate audio line was also used. This forum was very well attended with approximately 75 participants from across DOD and industry joining the virtual forum.
Overview of NAVSEA & the NSY / IMFs – Janice Bryant, NAVSEA, provided an overview of NAVSEA and the Naval Shipyards’ organization and mission to include a historical perspective of the shipyards and shipyard infrastructure. She also discussed depot maintenance and maintenance requirement development.
NAVSEA Technology Campaign Plan – Mr. Steve McKee, NAVSEA, discussed the FY19-21 Campaign Plan “Re-Tooling for Agile Navy Ship Sustainment” and the NAVSEA Strategic and Sustainment Frameworks. He explained the approach and methodology to include gaining capabilities through smart targets, and enhancing Ao through sustainment technologies and the use of lines of effort, and discussed a few challenges.
Laser Ablation – Nick Bankus and Matt Binsfield, NUWC Keyport, discussed technology transition of laser ablation to include initial fielding, tech review, testing, engineering/technical authority ownership, and qualification.
Cold Spray – John Albrecht, IMF Bangor, was not able to participate due to a fire drill.
Robotics – The Naval Sea Systems Command is sponsoring a Joint Summit on “Robotics in Sustainment” on 26-30 November in Alexandria, VA. Contact Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail. Shane Comer, PNSY, talked about the fielding of shipboard robotic solutions to include the International Climbing Machines’ Hull Crawler, and a robotic bilge cleaning system.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) – Dr. Justin Rettaliata, SEA 05T, discussed the DoN AM Implementation Plan, AM acceleration initiatives, NAVSEA AM strategy/guidance, and specification/standard development, as well as two AM examples.
Q&A – A Q&A occurred after each briefer finished their presentation. Questions and answers will be posted on the JTEG website with these minutes.
Closing Comments: Janice Bryant thanked the presenters for their contributions and the audience for their participation. She suggested continuing the information exchange beyond the forum and the importance of collaboration within the DoD maintenance community.
- Once the briefings are cleared for “public release”, they will be posted on the JTEG website at http://jteg.ncms.org/ .
Next JTEG Meeting: The next scheduled JTEG virtual forum is 30 October, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST. The topic is “Partnering with Industry”.
NAVSEA Technology Campaign Plan: Steve McKee (AFSC)
Q1. Grant Meadows: What is the current status of the “Virtual Systems Command” (NAVSUP, NAVSEA, NAVAIR, NAVFAC)
A1. I’m not aware of it. I can find out. (Question sent to Steve)
Q2. Andrew Pokelwaldt: Are aligning and adopting national workforce standards in training and certifications. Can they be implemented to align with DOD and industry standards planned for overall DOD/ fleet needs/industry needs? Current certifications and material are developed but adoptions in DOD is a challenge. Fielding and adoption is hard to quickly implement although need is clear. Andrew Pokelwaldt, American Composites Manufacturers Association (Corrosion Applications Specifically).
A2. I’m not familiar with the standards and certifications mentioned. I will find out. (Question sent to Steve)
Laser Ablation (Bankus/Binsfield – NUWC Keyport)
Q1. Andrew Pokelwaldt: Is it possible to directly adopt the already developed Air Force applications used out at Hill AFB on Aircraft for various surfaces? It would save money, time, and requirements and adopt a standard DOD system.
A1. Any way that we can adopt or work with other efforts we are willing to do. They do not use the same application as us though. Hill also uses a different type of laser system.
Q2. Glen Howland: Can the presenter of the Laser Ablation send me the specifications for the equipment? We would like to add that into the final design of the hull.
Q3. Comment: The work at Hill does include airframe skins
Q4. Technology is consistently changing. Is that being taken into consideration since Hill AFB is over 10 years?
A4. Absolutely, we are always looking at new and available technology.
Robotics (Shane Comer/PNSY))
Additive Manufacturing (Dr. Justin Rettaliata / SEA 05T)
Q1. For the PBF specification, does it include electron beam technology?
A1. I believe we are only looking at lasers now, but most likely will expand in the future.