US-based Mikros Systems has completed the adaptive diagnostic electronic portable testset (ADEPT) system installation on the US Navy’s USS Independence (LCS 2) littoral combat ship.
As part of the project, the company has carried out the first ship and shore installation and testing of its ADEPT Distance Support Sensor Suite (ADSSS) on the Navy’s Independence-class flagship.
The new ADEPT solution offers condition-based maintenance for mission-critical complex distributed systems using smart sensors, model-based prognostics and secure fault-tolerant networking.
Mikros’ ADSSS model-based prognostics framework helps convert large amounts of data into actionable information for operations, maintenance and logistics, while a secure fault-tolerant network enables the protection of critical operational data.
ADSSS programme manager Lori Ogles said: “Mikros has been a proud partner of the US Navy for over 15 years.
“We are honoured to continue to support the readiness of US Navy combat systems with our condition-based maintenance solution and we look forward to expanding the ADSSS technology to additional LCS and US naval platforms.”
The ADSSS system on the USS Independence will use the company’s advanced model-based prognostics framework technology that would help monitor combat system elements in order to detect and predict on-ship system failures, as well as apply predictive analytics to onshore systems to detect broader maintenance trends and patterns across the naval fleet.
The 419ft-long LCS 2 was christened in Mobile, Alabama, on 4 October 2008, delivered to the US Navy on 18 December 2009, and commissioned in January 2010.