IAI Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract To Develop Precision Aircraft Jack to Jig Technology

ROCKVILLE, Md. — December 16, 2019 — Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Air Force to develop a system that would allow precise elevation measurements (survey) of an aircraft when performing jack to jig operations in a hangar.

In this contract, IAI will design a precise elevation measurement system, conduct proof of principle experiments supporting the concept, and provide evidence of the feasibility of the approach. IAI will focus on reducing the time and cost required to jack and align an aircraft, and improve the final alignment of the aircraft when compared to the current method of jacking an aircraft.

IAI has extensive expertise in custom solutions for optical systems, machine vision, autonomy, human-machine interfaces, and robotic manipulation and inspection. In this effort, IAI will leverage its current technology portfolio in these areas and research testbeds to enable rapid prototyping and technology validation of technology developed in this effort.

“IAI is proud to have been selected by the Air Force to explore innovative technologies to meet technology gaps in the areas of aircraft alignment, jacking, and positioning,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.  “We are excited to part of the Air Force’s R&D efforts in this area, and will work with our customer to identify opportunities to transition our research into DOD programs of record in aircraft maintenance.”

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.


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