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Back Improving USMC Ground Maintenance through Vehicle Sensors and Analytics
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Prince, Charles D.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
The Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics published the Marine Corps Hybrid Logistics concept in 2016. Within it he stated that:
“Success in this hybrid area will also require efficiency and sustainability in austere environments. Rolling stock and generators could be networked and monitored to increase their fuel-efficiency and use. Additionally, we must modernize our supply and maintenance capabilities. A critical element of this is bringing Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) to its full fielding potential.”
Currently, all data within GCSS-MC is generally input via either interfaces with other systems or user manual manipulation. Adding or modifying system interfaces can be resource intensive and simple data input is not optimal use of manpower. There is a need to study how vehicle-based sensors maybe used to automate processes for predictive and preventive maintenance to reduce cost, increase availability and reduce risk to personnel and property.
This study proposes to work on the improvement of USMC ground maintenance through vehicle sensors and analytics in two parts:
- A business case analysis on the benefits of forecasting predictive and preventive maintenance of USMC ground vehicles based on sensor data collected from the vehicles
- Develop a system architecture to establish network linkage between Marine Corps ground vehicles and the GCSS-MC system to automate GCSS-MC service request in case of a predictive and preventive maintenance requests.
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