Mr. Greg Kilchenstein – OSD (JTEG Co-Chair)
Mr. Greg Russell – USMC
Mr. Kurt Doehnert – NAVSEA
Mr. Thomas Naguy – USAF
Mr. Chris Root – NAVAIR
Ms. Debbie Lilu – CTMA
Mr. Ray Langlais – LMI
On 22 July, 2014 the Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG) Principals conducted a monthly teleconference. A brief summary of the teleconference follows:
New Technology proposal Submissions:
Sital Passive TDR Technology for Wires Testing – A patented Passive Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR) technology which constantly measures reflections of energy. It runs during normal system operation without disturbing normal bus activity. Chris Root mentioned that NAVAIR had a similar SBIR project about 4 years ago. The project ran into issues with flight clearances and was not continued.
- Chris Root to discuss with his depot personnel (Chris Root, NAVAIR)
- Contact Sital and ask for more specifics on capability such as quantity of wires to be simultaneously monitored, the speed & length of intermittence that can be tested, and list what applications the technology has been used. (LMI – Ray Langlais)
- Post the new idea submission to the JTEG Website (LMI – Ray Langlais)
MakerSweet – Development of a flexible, real time data environment to connect people, parts and processes in maintenance, rework, and manufacturing operations. The goal is to increase transparency, traceability, and productivity on the shop floor by providing real time, condition-based information to the work force, on a continuous, as needed basis. Several of the JTEG members found the proposal difficult to understand, while others likened it to PLM initiatives, which are experiencing huge obstacles with information technology security. It was agreed that we need more details and definition of the proposal, the technology readiness level, and some examples or a scenario to help illustrate the projects employment and benefits.
- Contact Dawn White at MakerSweet and ask for more details and definition, and examples and/or scenario of its employment. (LMI – Ray Langlais)
Synthetic Oil for Submarine High Speed Air Compressors – Through an SBIR NAVSEA has developed a synthetic oil replacement that would significantly reduce HPAC maintenance costs by eliminating carbon induced failures. The use of the synthetic oil as a replacement for the specific air compressor has been approved. JTEG members were curious of what other uses the synthetic oil could be used for.
- Contact NAVSEA POC and inquire what other applications the synthetic oil could be used for, and if it has been approved for those applications. (NAVSEA – Kurt Doehnert)
Model Based Definition in the Military – The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Lakehurst, NJ has recently implemented technology which permits artisans to manufacture and inspect parts directly from 3D models. The proposed solution is to partner with industry leaders to create an automated process which will work with multiple CAD and PLM systems while adding in the 3D MBD graphics capability. The JTEG principals agree that this project targets an important joint need that the JTEG community should coalesce around and consider expending resources. The JTEG agreed to post the proposal and serve as an advocate in the funding process.
- Post the project to the JTEG website. (LMI – Ray Langlais)
- Serve as advocates and promote the need to resource and execute the project. (All)
Model Based Definition Converter – As MBD technical data packages are accepted as the desired approach, existing 3D models (in particular the PMI data) will become incompatible with MBD standards. Some percentage of these millions of models may have to be converted to MBD compatible models. An efficient software/workflow must be developed to make these conversions cost effective. This was a late submission and didn’t have much of a description. The JTEG agreed to go back to the submitter and ask for more information.
- Ask submitter for more information. (LMI – Ray Langlais)
Maintenance Symposium – Greg Kilchenstein stated that the 2014 Maintenance Symposium would be conducted from 17-20 November in Birmingham, Alabama. There will be two breakout sessions on technology (listed below). For more info on the symposium go to: www.sae.org/dod
Breakout Session: Focused Technology Transition. The session will discuss three game changing technologies and the best practices used to implement these capabilities within DoD. The panel will detail examples of implementation performed at three levels – 1) across similar commodities (Engine ER/CR Coatings), 2) depot-level effort (JIT), and 3) as a nationwide initiative (AM)JIT). Each panel member will describe their projects’ technological capabilities, their implementation methods and experiences, the transition process they executed, and the results achieved while implementing those processes.
Breakout Session: Great Ideas Competition. The JTEG Principals will help select five or six cutting-edge maintenance technologies with great potential to profoundly improve maintenance effectiveness and efficiency. The competitors will give presentations that highlight their promising new technologies, processes, or business practices to the Symposium audience. The audience can ask questions of the maintenance technology solutions and a winner will be selected through audience vote.
- 29 July – Monthly JTEG Technology Forum. Topic: Engine Erosion/Corrosion Resistant Coatings
- 26 August – Monthly JTEG Technology Forum. Topic: New Technologies to Train the Workforce
POC this action is Ray Langlais, LMI, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 614-9329