DoD Maintenance Symposium

SAVE THE DATE: December 6-9, 2021 │ Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

2020 Virtual Maintenance Innovation Challenge

Call for Innovations

Deadline for Submissions: October 2, 2020

 

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness is challenging you to submit your maintenance related innovations. Revolutionary or Evolutionary?  Showcase your innovations to the maintenance community at the 2020 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and shape the future of the industry.

Six candidates will be selected to participate in the challenge during the 2020 DOD Maintenance Symposium, December 7-10, 2020 in Kansas City.  The winner will be selected by the Maintenance Executive Steering Committee and Joint Group on Depot Maintenance and recognized at a Symposium Plenary Session. Also, a People’s Choice Award will be determined by audience voting.

 

Submittal Instructions  Submit My Abstract

 

 

Get your inspiration from the previous Maintenance Innovation Challenge and People’s Choice winners

Previous Maintenance Innovation Challenge Winners

Year
Title
Name
Affiliation
2019
Fully Organic Repair of Air Force Assets Via Cold Spray
Julie Marasco and Glen Drebes
US Air Force, Oklahoma City ALC
2018
OC-ALC 76th CMXG REACT Metal AM Tooling and Testing Equipment
Martin Williams
US Air Force, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex
76th Commodities Maintenance Group, REACT
2017
Drift Composite Heat Damage Evaluation of V-22 Wing
Justin Massey and Andrea Boxell
NAVAIR
2016
Automated Large Standoff, Large Area Thermography (LASLAT)
Inspection System for Naval Aviation Structures
Clint Salter
Maria Frendberg Beemer
NAVAIR ISSC Cherry Point, NC
Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.
2015
USCG Aviation Bonded Material Inspection System
Rusty G. Waldrop
US Coast Guard
2014
Laser Technology for Aerospace Maintenance and Sustainment Applications
Deb Naguy
United States Air Force
2012
IFDIS – Expanding Role within the DoD Maintenance Enterprise
Ken Anderson
Universal Synaptics Corporation
2011
Modernization of Metal Electroplating with No-Mask Conforming Anodes
George Cushnie
Advanced Tooling Corporation
2010
Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS)
Ken Anderson
Universal Synaptics Corporation
2009
Bolt Securing System
Ms. Julie Pereyra
NORD-LOCK Inc.
2008
3FAST (Fast, Field Fluid Assessment Support Tools)
Commander Dave Scalf
JOAP

 

Previous People’s Choice Award Recipients

Year
Title
Name
Affiliation
2019
MELD: A Novel Solid-State Technology For Sustainment
Chase D. Cox and Nanci Hardwick
MELD Manufacturing Corporation
2018
Using Multi-Pole Magnetic Technology to Improve Productivity, Quality and Safety              
Jim Michael
Maglogix, LLC
2017
Small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS)
Tim Morris and David Freeman
US Air Force, 412th Test Wing
412th Maintenance Group
2016
Expeditionary Fluid Analysis Capability
MgySgt Lance Baughman
HQMC, I&L, LPC-1
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