Logistics Information Delivery System (LIDS)

Period of Performance: 09/23/1996 - 09/23/1998


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
1408 University Drive East Array
College Station, TX 77840
Principal Investigator

Research Topics


The ever-expanding potpourri of storage media, formats, and systems developed to provide shipboard access to maintenance information causes shipboard maintenance personnel to spend an inordinate amount of time searching for pertinent maintenance information, obtaining access to the information, determining its relevance and currency (e.g. applicability of the information to equipment with a particular configuration), and converting it to forms usable for maintenance. The objective of this project is to provide an inexpensive means of generating three-dimensional models of Navy logistics Data (including operational and maintenance procedures), and to deliver this data in a multimedia format. This technology targets the maintenance technician who is required to order parts and call up maintenance and operational procedures that are tailored to the task at hand. This technology complements other Navy initiatives for Shipboard Wireless LANS, The NEWNET ATM Backbone, Wearable Computers, Video Super Savers, 3D Facility Model Acquisition, and gateways into existing Navy Databases. KBSI¦s technical approach involves 1) automating the creation of 3D models from faster data, 2) interfacing the equipment models to multimedia applications with Web access, and 3) interfacing the equipment models to logistics data through data warehousing.