Total Quality Systems is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $7M contract for the development of an IFDIS® to support F-16 Programmable Signal Processor (PSP) chassis repair for the 309th Electronic Maintenance Group (EMXG) at OO-ALC.
This Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS®) effort by Total Quality Systems (TQS), in partnership with Universal Synaptics Corporation will deliver the highest capacity IFDIS® ever (8,448 test points) – enough to evaluate almost any avionics LRU chassis type in the USAF inventory. The physical interface adaptor to the PSP chassis will also be developed and delivered under this contract.
This capability will clearly establish Ogden Air Logistics Complex (OO-ALC) as the center of expertise for chassis intermittent failure detection and isolation across the Department of Defense (DoD) and may eventually bring in additional depot workload from other services and FMS countries.
Given the high No Fault Found (NFF) rate of the PSP, currently around 59%, this capability is expected to return approximately $35M in USAF cost avoidance from decreased PSP depot inductions and the return of previously unrepairable PSPs to the field.
The PSP IFDIS® is scheduled to be delivered to the USAF in Sep 2014, with an initial operating capability (IOC) by Nov 2014.