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Sustainment Research

A C-130 structural engineer examines a cargo ramp seal retainer drawing to determine if part replacement is necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

Supporting Sustainment Operations to Extend Service Life of Valuable Systems

UDRI facilitates the development of integrated interdisciplinary teams to solve aging systems problems using advanced technologies that meet the goal of increased performance and reduced maintenance costs. Our scientists and engineers work to improve the maintainability and performance of systems and system components, from support equipment and maintenance processes through improved operational readiness and effectiveness.

We strive to provide operational cost savings and improved performance through the insertion of advanced technologies. Contact us today, and let us turn your sustainment challenge into a viable and lasting solution.

Top: A C-130 structural engineer examines a cargo ramp seal retainer drawing to determine if part replacement is necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

Additive Manufacturing

UDRI offers comprehensive additive manufacturing research to help solve complex sustainment issues, extend service life of aging systems, and reduce overall cost.

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Aerospace Materials Sustainment

UDRI develops technologies in multiple types of polymeric materials and processes to improve sustainability and affordability for aerospace applications.

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Cost Benefit Analysis

UDRI's experienced CBA personnel rapidly and affordably perform empirical, objective, and data-driven assessments of costs, benefits, and risks.

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Engineering Systems Solutions

UDRI researchers develop and implement cost-effective replacement technologies for aging and obsolescent equipment.

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Failure Analysis

UDRI conducts research to help the Air Force foresee and avoid failures of vital structural and electrical components in multiple aircraft platforms.

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Product Support

UDRI provides timely and effective integrated product support for technology transition and ensures optimal, lasting success in the production environment.

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Project Management

UDRI's Project Management Professionals (PMP) manage the overall aspect of sustainment projects based on cost, schedule, performance and risk mitigation.

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Robotics and Laser Technology

UDRI provides robotics and laser technology support that enables speedy implementation into existing maintenance processes.

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Support Equipment and Vehicles

UDRI’s Support Equipment and Vehicles (SEV) engineers provide sustainment and engineering to extend the service life of current and aging specialty equipment and vehicles.

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System & Sustainment Engineering

UDRI solves field and depot maintenance issues for structures, electrical and mechanical systems including transparencies, and ground support and test equipment.

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This video shows the first shipment arrival of a decommissioned C-130 Hercules at UDRI's Curran Place. The aircraft was assembled and now serves as a testing laboratory for a portion of UDRI's Sustainment research.

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