ADG and CHAND help U.S. Coast Guard to go online and interactive
The U.S. Coast Guard’s fleet of Sentinel Class Cutters is impressive. Armed with a remotely-operated 25mm chain gun and four crew-served .50 caliber machine guns, the Sentinel Class patrol boats can perform independently for at least five days at sea and be underway for 2,500 hours per year.
What’s more impressive is the way CHAND LLC has been working with the Coast Guard to ensure their technical and operational information is first class, able to integrate with maintenance, logistics support and training in real time.
Integrated Logistics Support specialist CHAND LLC utilizes ADG’s R4i product suite to provide the Sentinel Class Cutters with an electronic technical manual capability, advanced e-learning and planned maintenance.
Utilizing the ASD S1000D specification for Technical Data, ADG’s S1000D product suite leverages the benefits of storing and managing all technical data and illustrations as managed objects in a Common Source Database, for re-use in maintenance, integrated logistics support and training content. This capability is enabling the Coast Guard to extend its traditional high-quality printed manuals to more efficient, interactive, electronic manuals that are linked to parts and training data.
According to CHAND LLCs Technical Writing and Training Manager, Dan LeBlanc, ADG’s software helps make the Sentinel Class Cutter leading edge in every way. The R4i integrated software suite works together to provide technical and procedural information, maintenance planning data and integrated training packages that will reduce operational costs while providing field personnel easy access to real-time technical and safety information.
CHAND LLC also provides an online competency-based training for maintainers and operators via ADG’s Skills M5 e-Learning system, supplementing traditional printed and field-based training. This enables personnel to access training information from any internet-enabled computer.