Improved maintenance and readiness through the use of Built in Test (BIT) in the fire control system of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)
Lassitter, Charles Doyle.
MetadataShow full item record
As the Army continues to face force and budget reductions while maintaining a high state of readiness, reliance on advanced technology systems is becoming more essential. The Army's leadership has recognized this challenge and is seeking ways to ensure readiness. This thesis explores the application of the built in test (BIT) maintenance concept in supporting readiness in the Fire Control System (FCS) of the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS). It provides background on the current Fire Control System and discusses factors both internal and external to the system that are driving the upgrade. Projected benefits gained from BIT are in terms of readiness through reduction in Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), cost savings, and compression of the maintenance levels. Application of BIT into other systems is covered. BIT is one method currently being developed to maintain and improve readiness despite continued force and budgetary reductions. The goal of this thesis is to show how technology can be used to support readiness by increasing efficiency while minimizing costs.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Doerr, Kenneth H.; Kang, Keebom (Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014); NPS-LM-12-212This case is intended to illustrate key trade-offs in planning the acquisition of a major weapon system. In particular, the impact of logistics and maintenance decisions on life-cycle costs and readiness are examined. The ...
A CONCEPTUAL ARCHITECTURE TO ENABLE INTEGRATED COMBAT SYSTEM ADAPTIVE OPERATIONAL READINESS ASSESSMENTS Brown, Jonas (Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-09);Delivering on the power of data to ships in austere or contested environments requires careful consideration of system capacity, bandwidth, and processes to drive capability. Ship-based and shore-based applications and ...
Dolk, Daniel R. (Systems Management DepartmentMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995); NPS-SM-95-005This report details a research study plan for measuring unit readiness within the U.S. Army Reserve. A review is undertaken of the current measures of operational readiness which can be categorized as assets reporting ...