Advanced technology company Mikros Systems has successfully completed the second installation and testing of its AN / SYM-3 system onboard the US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Freedom (LCS 1).
The company has now conducted the first installation of the system and its accompanying shore model-based prognostic framework onboard each of the LCS variants following the latest project’s completion.
Mikros’ AN / SYM-3 solution was previously known as the Adaptive Diagnostic Electronic Portable Testset (ADEPT) Distance Support Sensor Suite (ADSSS).
The platform offers condition-based maintenance for mission-critical, complex distributed systems using smart sensors, model-based prognostics and secure fault-tolerant networking in order to ensure the protection of critical operational data.
The system’s model-based prognostics framework is able to integrate, analyse and convert large amounts of data into information that can be used for operations, maintenance and logistics purposes.
Mikros Systems AN / SYM-3 programme manager Lori Ogles said: “We are proud to support the readiness of US Navy combat systems with our condition-based maintenance solution and we look forward to expanding the AN / SYM-3 technology to additional LCS and US Navy platforms.”
The newly installed Mikros solution is expected to leverage the company’s model-based prognostics framework technology to monitor combat system elements onboard USS Freedom, which will help to detect and predict on-ship system failures.
Additionally, the AN / SYM-3 system will help to apply predictive analytics to onshore systems in order to identify broader maintenance trends and patterns across the navy fleet.
Mikros previously received a second production order for new deliveries of the ADEPT system in September last year.