Jan 2.0 - Digital Twins (JAN 20)

Summary:

Creating digital twins of component, systems and platforms and using these to precisely monitor real-world assets and generate predictive maintenance requirements has the potential to increase availability greatly. Current maintenance schedules can fail to notice unexpected or anomalistic requirements, and can take perfectly functional assets out of inventory for routine but unrequired maintenance.

A Digital Twin Approach to Predictive Maintenance shows to make efficiencies and increase effectiveness at a time of heightened Great Power competition and constrained budgets. The two-fold benefit of enhanced readiness and reduced through-life expenditure should be embraced.

Discussion will cover:

  • Defining “Digital Twins”. How many kinds of “Digital Twins” exist, and what are their roles in maintenance, particularly predictive maintenance?
  • What are some examples of digital twins used in military aircraft maintenance, and what kinds of benefits were delivered? What are examples from other markets which illustrate promise for defense applications?
  • Challenges and Barriers. How difficult is implementation of different kinds of digital twins are there barriers to be overcome?
  • Benefits and Limitations. What are the benefits and limitations of different classes of digital twins in predictive maintenance?
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Craig Gottlieb

Managing Director, Aerospace and Defense
Accenture

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Doug Brown

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Guild
Capita

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Andrew Hartigan

Vice President, Aviation
Innovative Defense Technologies

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Steven Roemerman

Chairman and CEO
Lone Star Analysis

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Shannon Parker

Senior Manager of Business Development for Government Services
Boeing

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break between sessions

Summary:

Digital Twins are a broad category and this seminar looks at the specific use case in future vertical lift (FVL) – and how digital twins can help meet Maintenance Free Operating Period (MFOP) requirements and ensure soldier readiness.

With panelists representing the military perspective, OEMs, and the digital infrastructure the discussion aims to address what digital twins can do for you. We will cover their role in a value-based acquisition strategy, and how they can make the task of maintainers easier. Digital twins are not the goal, predictive maintenance is.

Discussion will cover:

  • Describe your definition of Digital Twin.
  • What role will Digital Twins play in future predictive maintenance programs?
  • What are the key challenges in developing and implementing digital twins for aerospace?
  • Are there emerging technologies that seem to be well-positioned to advance the digital twin’s ability to contribute to predictive maintenance?
  • What is required to implement digital twins at scale for enterprise-level sustainment solutions


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Jason Rios

Sr Vice President & General Manager, Aerospace
Sentient Science Corporation

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Peter Shultz

Senior Manager, FVL Digital Systems
Bell Flight

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Dr. Bill Lewis

Former Director of the Aviation Development Directorate of AMRDEC
Tennessee Technical Test Team

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Brandon Johnson

Digital Product Strategy Leader
Bell Flight

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Jordan Garrett

Digital Twin and Edge Solutions Lead
Dell Technologies