Data quality and reliability analysis of U.S. Marine Corps ground vehicle maintenance records
Foley, Adam T.
Koyak, Robert A.
Atkinson, Michael P.
Seagren, Chad W.
MetadataShow full item record
We evaluate data quality issues present in Marine Corps maintenance records and develop statistical models to identify the most influential predictor variables to estimate the expected number of failures that cause a vehicle to be non-operational. When a vehicle becomes non-operational, we refer to it as a deadlining event. We analyze data collected from 3,154 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) vehicles between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013. Data quality issues are present in vehicle serial numbers, maintenance defect codes, regional code, and odometer readings. Due to the high level of inaccuracy in odometer meter readings, vehicle mileage cannot be used as a metric for usage. We build Poisson generalized linear regression models to estimate the expected number of vehicle deadlining events. Without the presence of a true measurement of vehicle usage, the insight gained from fitting regression models to the maintenance data is limited. The number of unscheduled maintenance events acts as a surrogate usage measure within the model. In our model, more than one scheduled maintenance event per year shows evidence of reducing the number of deadlining events. We recommend the improvement of odometer meter reading accuracy in order to provide an effective usage measurement for future studies.
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Gundayao, Jenniffer D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1997-12);This thesis attempts to develop a predicting model for Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC) and Recruiting District Commanding Officers to use in distributing vehicles to each Navy Recruiting District. The thesis ...
Ackart, Leigh P. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-09);During its 1998 deployment the USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) and Carrier Air Wing Five operated under the control of Commander, Task Force 50 (CTF-5O). To balance resources and readiness, CTF-50 asked the following question: ...
Gaver, D.P.; Jacobs, P.A.; Stoneman, J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1998-05-00); NPS-IJWA-98-000The effective use of mobile sensors (UAVs for example, but not exclusively) to investigate own and opponent force status in geographical regions requires planning to compensate for their limitations. These limitations ...