QSI is offering a low-cost, portable Health Management System (HMS) for real-time diagnosis, guided troubleshooting, and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM+) capabilities. The low cost is achieved by leveraging QSI’s TEAMS® reasoner which uses machine data to diagnose faults and degradation, reduce troubleshooting time, increase first-time fix rate and reduce unscheduled downtime. The expected savings from less-frequent oil changes, battery condition monitoring, and other CBM+ benefits will pay for the ~$10K hardware cost in short order. QSI has successfully tested a prototype to monitor real-time engine data on the PB-34 and is awaiting sea trials. QSI provides model-based intelligent reasoner technology for automatic diagnosis of complex equipment and is open to partnering with primes to provide a cost-effective HMS solution for a wide variety of platforms.
For the crew of a Navy ship, especially the lightly crewed Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), maintenance and upkeep of its considerable computer networks is a challenge. TEAMS® Network brings together QSI’s proven technology of complex equipment diagnostics and prognostics into the realm of computer networks. It allows the crew to easily identify, predict and localize network failures and determine corrective actions. QSI’s TEAMS® Network, unlike other network monitoring solutions, guides and elevates the crew’s troubleshooting ability and facilitates proactive and predictive network maintenance. The initial platform for this technology is Navy’s LCS platform. Our goal is to be a technology provider for Navy’s comprehensive condition based maintenance (CBM) initiative and leverage and extend this technology for other Navy ship platforms.