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Lifecycle Engineering

Vehicle and equipment life extension is the goal of Battelle’s work in lifecycle sustainment. Through lifecycle engineering and component upgrades, Battelle delivers cost-effective solutions to keep systems and equipment in or return them to the water despite harsh conditions. Our engineers have decades of experience designing solutions to keep products in the field, from addressing a diminished supplier base to conducting obsolescence studies.

Applications

If you have aging vehicle or equipment, Battelle can upgrade it to be modern, capable and reliable through the use of best-in-class systems engineering and custom and state-of-the-art COTS technologies. 

Let us help you address these challenges and more: 

  • System obsolescence studies

  • Rising repair and inspection costs

  • Equipment downtime

  • Diminished suppliers

  • Safety improvements

Let us solve your undersea challenges.
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Features

Our testing facilities help clients reduce total ownership costs of maritime equipment by empowering them with critical product performance information. If needed, Battelle can then design solutions to extend product life or enhance performance in cost-effective ways.

We maintain six research facilities across the country for custom maritime testing and development. These cutting-edge facilities include:  
  • Columbus, OH: Research pool; pressure chambers to 30,000 psi; wet and spectroscopic analytical chemistry labs; shock, vibration and fatigue testing; electronics, electro-optics and software labs; Class 100 clean room; and a high energy testing lab.

  • Duxbury, MA: Environmental monitoring, water quality, ultra-trace analytical chemistry labs; and hydrocarbon forensics.

  • Sequim, WA: Oceanographic modeling, marine toxicology, environmental monitoring; and a Class 100 clean room.

  • Daytona Beach, FL: Oceanfront corrosion and coatings testing.

  • Dublin, OH: Specialized, low-to-medium volume, 65,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility.


MK48 torpedoSolving Spotlight
In one example – for the MK48 Torpedo Obsolescence Study – Battelle analyzed 166 circuit boards, wire harness and assemblies and identified the obsolete components. We then presented redesigned options for each component and offered detailed cataloging of benefits and disadvantages for each option. 

Benefits

Battelle enables you to protect your bottom line and increase readiness, reliability, availability and maintainability of maritime systems.