Air Logistics and Engineering (ALAE) Solutions was awarded a Phase II contract for Predictive Maintenance (PM.)

Air Logistics & Engineering Solutions (ALAE) was awarded a Phase II contract following their recent successful Phase I SBIR Predictive Maintenance (PM) introduction. The Phase II contract has a period of performance from 01/2020 until 01/2022. The award will move the commercialization of this enabling  technology utilizing a dual approach to PM.  First, addressing the on-process maintenance of critical AF-ALC shop systems in real time. Second, by building on probabilistic design methods using novel reliability analysis and life cycle management tools to deliver optimum system maintenance policies.

Innovative aspects include data mining and deep learning for feature extraction and an integrated fault diagnosis and prognosis architecture. Usage-based prognostic algorithms will estimate the component’s End of Life (EoL). An intelligent Digital Twin framework will support the PM functions and allows for expedient design, testing and evaluation of these “smart” manufacturing technologies.