Soldiers and military equipment have gone high tech. From vehicles, ships, and planes to comms equipment, fuel cells, and battlefield robots, the U.S. military has invested heavily in high technology to improve effectiveness and reduce costs.
Military vehicles like tanks, fighting vehicles, and personnel carriers are now loaded with sophisticated electronics and sensors that help improve reconnaissance, communicate with field operations, and adjust drive and propulsion systems. And soldiers themselves are high tech; some are equipped with their own geopositioning, wireless communications, and night vision systems.
In the Field
Out in the field, weather, climate, and terrain conditions can be especially tough on electronics and mechanical equipment. Yet transportation and communications failures occur in the field all too often, sometimes spelling the difference between mission success and failure. That’s why military vehicle integrators, subsystem manufacturers, and base service/repair facilities look to QSI’s TEAMS software to simplify vehicle repair and maintenance and speed troubleshooting in the field.
Due to transportation, logistics, and scheduling issues in the military, trained technicians aren’t always available where and when you need them. That’s where TEAMS comes in. Applicable to a wide range of equipment and vehicles, QSI’s TEAMS turns regular soldiers and untrained personnel into expert technicians, enabling them to troubleshoot and repair complex systems, even in the field. Developed around a powerful reasoning engine and system model, this software delivers “guided troubleshooting”, a step-by-step set of instructions that isolates faults and speeds repairs, even on highly complex electro-mechanical equipment. In determining the optimal troubleshooting strategy, TEAMS analyzes numerous factors, including current system status, failure modes vs. symptoms, resources on hand, and time and cost of testing. The software also supports additional maintenance documentation such as electronic manuals, instructional guides and videos. For enhanced mobility, a variety of portable hardware platforms are supported, including laptops, iPads, iPhones, tablets, and smartphones.
- Improves service personnel’s troubleshooting performance and accuracy
- Diagnoses faults in the fastest and most efficient manner, even for complex equipment
- Reduces travel costs
- Rapidly determines needed spares
- Reduces the cost per repair
- Returns vehicles and equipment to operational readiness quickly
- Works locally on handheld devices or remotely from central location(s)
- Embedded mode version runs on system hardware for onboard diagnostics
- Syncs with central database to analyze failures and generate reports