Mikros completes AN / SYM-3 installation and testing on USS Freedom

13 June 2018 (Last Updated June 13th, 2018 12:39)

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).

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.

“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.”

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.