Prognostic Monitoring and Condition Reporting for Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) Subsystems

Period of Performance: 07/14/2015 - 01/10/2016

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Assett, Inc.
11220 ASSETT Loop Array
Manassas, VA 20109
Principal Investigator

Abstract

According to a report on Navy Programs published in January of 2014, ?data from the recent developmental testing suggest that reliability may not have improved sufficiently to enable a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with two Remote Multi-Mission Vehicles (RMMVs) onboard to complete the desired area search without having to return to port more often than currently planned and desired to obtain replacements.? An accurate assessment of achieved RMMV reliability cannot be made until the RMS is tested under operationally realistic end-to-end minehunting missions.? The accurate assessment of achieved reliability is dependent upon an understanding of the causes of component failures within the RMMV. This SBIR addresses the problem of accurate assessment by developing a Prognostic Monitoring and Condition Reporting System that uses existing or new sensors, prognostic software, and Condition Base Maintenance Plus (CBM+) techniques.