The development of the RAH-66 helicopter was experiencing issues with the aircraft being designed to get to on-condition maintenance. The goal was to reduce maintenance and improve transmission reliability.
MEASUREMENT ANALYSIS SOLUTION:
Prior to the cancellation of the RAH-66, a detailed system and process analysis was performed on the RAH-66 main transmission. Benefits from the successful implementation of the developed sensor solution included:
- Increased system operational reliability
- Achieved real-time status of transmission condition
- Sensors developed allowed for maintenance to be performed on-condition
- Increased aircraft reliability, readiness, and sustainability