Bv410 Fault Detection, Isolation & Recovery Reporting Analysis (BV410 FDI & RRA) incl. Alignment of Fault Reporting Data and Systems

The Bv410 System was manufactured by BAE Systems Hägglunds AB in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. The first 48 vehicles were ordered in early 2012. Another 105 vehicles were ordered in December 2013. The vehicle system has been implemented by a number of nations, and has shown great mobile capabilities in rough terrain.

The Bv410 System was designed to handle most difficult tasks in rough terrain in the field and can reach a speed of 65 kilometers per hour. In addition, ithe vehicle can withstand a gradient of 35 degrees sideways, as well as 31 degrees in up / down slopes, which is impressive as the carriage weighs 16 tons. The vehicle has two interconnected cars with mid steering control. It also has drive on all four tracks.

The load capacity is three tonnes, which is more than the previous models have managed. It has low ground pressure, only a little more than a field-equipped soldier, which makes it easy to ride on top of the snow without falling down. The Bv410 System can also swim, but only for about four kilometers per hour.

During procurement and provisioning of the Bv410 Vehicle System, there has been a very extensive test-, performance- and fault- reporting post verification- and validation activities, using paper forms in different formats with the possibility to enclose printouts with image and photo evidence of the occurred problem/fault reported.

Brief descriptions were also provided including weather conditions like temperature and humidity. Enclosed were also handwritten reports of possible local fault analysis and mitigation activities performed. As reporting was made using scanned handwritten paper forms, all reports were sent as image attachments in email messages to a separate mailbox. The reports were therefore not searchable, hence impossible to interpret regarding fault descriptions etc. Extracting statistics of faults and problems occurred was not possible as all reports had been stored as graphic images.

To make the huge amounts of data manageable, we started conversion of a large number of the scanned hand-written fault reports for approximately 80 of in total 150 vehicles, into a searchable database system, published on the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) intranet using Microsoft SharePoint and tools like Microsoft Excel. This made it possible to begin extracting fault statistics, enabling identification of recurring problems and issues with vehicle subsystems, and planning for appropriate repairs and configuration changes.

The Bv410 Fault and Reporting System was analyzed by our agency, whereas further development of a digital fault- and performance data collection, was investigated. We proposed a new application for smartphones and tablets, to form a platform for further fault gathering, analysis and cost optimization. A modern and futuristic solution based upon available technology, has been described in our insight reports; Remote Fleet Management (RFM), Dynamic LifeCycle Management (DLCM) and Remotely Connected Digital Vehicle Services (RCDVS).

Customer-/Industry Segment
Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry

Client
Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV)

Project Name
Bv410 Fault Detection, Isolation & Recovery Reporting Analysis (BV410 FDI & RRA) incl. Alignment of Fault Reporting Data and Systems

Duration
2017 — 2019

Security Rating Required
CLASSIFIED/SECRET

Security
Security Agreement Approved and Signed for Level 2
Our Personell Approved for Security Clearance Level H/S

Services
Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services

Delivery Content/Artefacts
Administration, consolidation, reporting incl. data alignment and standardization of all identified and documented faults, issues and problems with the Bv410 vehicle system.

Fault detection, isolation, and recovery (FDIR) is a subfield of control engineering which concerns itself with monitoring a system, identifying when a fault has occurred, and pinpointing the type of fault and its location. Two approaches can be distinguished: A direct pattern recognition of sensor readings that indicate a fault and an analysis of the discrepancy between the sensor readings and expected values, derived from some model. In the latter case, it is typical that a fault is said to be detected if the discrepancy or residual goes above a certain threshold. It is then the task of fault isolation to categorize the type of fault and its location in the vehicle. Fault detection and isolation (FDI) techniques can be broadly classified into two categories. These include model-based FDI and signal processing based FDI.

Administration, consolidation, reporting incl. data alignment and standardization of identified and documented faults, issues and problems with the Bv410 vehicle system. Retrieval, sorting and management of up to 5.000 emails with enclosed pdf reports and images.

Work was performed by engineers and analysts at Bring2Mind Consulting AB, together with ILS Engineers at the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and vehicle operators (users) within the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

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Bring2Mind Consulting AB

About Us


Our total offering fits any project within any industry, not only clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We work within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where our personnel since 1985, have been supporting the public administration sector (Government Authorities) and the private business sector, delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, primarily around and within defence system procurement projects, providing services during procurement and provisioning of technically advanced and complex systems and solutions to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM).

Within the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, we are in the startup phase of delivering secure, immediate and effective interaction between organizations, companies and their customers, partners and employees. The CMS & publishing tools we apply, is by far the most popular software with over 60% worldwide market share. This means the software is used by almost 35% of all the public websites online, the rest is used for intranet solutions not publicly available. The system is also used by many popular global brands across the world.

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We Serve All

Reusing assets and leverage processes, methods, tools, documents and templates we already developed for the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, leads to sustainable high service quality to meet or exceed client expectations whilst remaining economically competitive.

Our total offering fits any Industry, not only within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, where we do most of our work today.

We support the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing qualified consulting primarily around, and within, Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services. We cover common commercial-, legal- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management including production of digital and hardcopy material, which entails our customers and end-users to safely manage their technically advanced and complex systems.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB

We work with People and Digital Technologies for a Safer World and a Smarter Society

As our agency face a relentless pace of change and unprecedented level of competitiveness, agility is key to survival. Organizations are looking to Lean portfolio management to align the digital product investment portfolio to business strategy, and to quickly adapt the portfolio when strategy changes. To be successful, we provide transparency, analytics and feedback to various stakeholders at different levels of our processing workflow for optimal decision making. We also have a clear line-of-sight from strategic direction, through investment decision, to the choice of epics and services to be implemented, including the resulting impact on our clients’ business. We drive the continuous improvement process by looking at how our Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) services portfolio management enable Lean portfolio management for enterprise agility.

Bring2Mind Consulting AB, is an entrepreneur driven, supplier independent Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, supporting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities) by providing knowledge consulting, management and advisory services, primarily within and around Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, including supporting services, i.e. programme management, project management, risk assessment, management and control, quality assessment, management and control, configuration management and control, to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry.

With a positive track record within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry in providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services and seamless integration of products and systems against predefined requirements, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is unique in its understanding of technically advanced and complex systems, and how to apply innovative solutions in a pragmatic and cost effective fashion. Our services are developed and provisioned under the highest quality requirements based upon military standards, targeting the private business sector and the public administration sector (Government Authorities).

We ensure that our clients within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry have the right equipment and functioning systems and services, at the right time to the right cost, to be able to carry out their mission. This is our contribution to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) — And we are proud of what we do!

Bring2Mind Consulting AB apply a classic business model, in a direct “One-to-One” relation to its clients and partners. This is where you will find us in the services supply chain. Sometimes we need to sign up specialist agencies for certain projects, to enable us to fulfil client requirements. But most important of all, we always apply our business model, whereas, if required by our clients, we can provide a larger network of system- and business partners.

It is important for Bring2Mind Consulting AB to conduct business in a responsible manner with long-term sustainability. We apply customer-oriented management systems for quality assurance and gather all our deliveries under qualified project management, quality management and configuration management. We provide Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, as well as digital communication systems with high ICT content for close real-time communication between customers, partners and employees. In addition to statutory requirements and standards in relevant areas, we define our responsibility in relation to our key stakeholders. In order to ensure long-term value creation, we safeguard, among other things, good working relationships, high confidence from our customers, and responsibility for our environmental impact.

The staff within our Knowledge & Consultancy Agency have since 1985 operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services.

Almost twenty (20) years of experience within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, working with some of Swedens largest, most technically advanced and complex defence system procurement projects for the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) and the Swedish Armed Forces (FM), delivering Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, has been very important for establishment of our Agency. We have supported these procurement projects by providing services over a very long time, and we are pleased to present to you, on our new website, some of our renowned and successful projects within the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry.

We are multifaceted engineers, project managers, system analysts, consultants, advisors, architects, modelling and simulation specialists, and many more – and sometimes just catalysts for the successful achievement of your goals!

All this knowledge and working experience, built up almost during a lifetime, has made us capable to contribute to the development of Swedens total defence, by providing Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, in a total offering from Bring2Mind Consulting AB.

With almost four decades (40 years) of operational working experience in the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry and the Information- and Communications Technology Industry, at senior and middle management levels, nationally and internationally, within the whole supply chain of products, systems and services, Bring2Mind Consulting AB is well prepared to play the role as systems- and business- partner, capable of providing qualified and innovative Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, supported by common commercial- and operational- as well as technical- and administrative- disciplines, within programme-, project-, quality- and configuration management, required to help our clients managing technically advanced and complex systems.

We cover all aspects of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services, during all stages within products-, systems- and solutions provisioning; from initial studies, the needs/requirements assessment work, in the procurement phase, design and development, integration, over production, testing, verification & validation to final implementation, training, delivery and handover to the end-user and finally, the environmentally friendly decommissioning of products-, systems- and solutions for needs-oriented and situation-adapted solutions, with the right quality at the right cost. Our total offering is fully supported by qualified programme management, project management, quality assurance and configuration management.

Typical support services in our defence project assignments, have included close cooperation with Swedish national government authorities as well as international governmental authorities and the defence industry, nationally as well as internationally. Please find some sample service support areas worth mentioning below:

  • Programme management support and administration
  • Project management support and administration
  • Project governance and assessment
  • Requirements management and assessment
  • Risk management and assessment
  • System safety management and assessment
  • Security management and assessment
  • Quality management and assessment
  • Configuration management support and assessment
  • Technical advisor and systems engineering
  • Contractor logistics support (CLS) requirements management and assessment
  • Contractor logistics support (CLS) system definitions for defence material procurement projects, nationally and In-Theatre
  • Procurement requirements management and assessment
  • Procurement management support and administration
  • Procurement documentation design and development for advanced and complex technical systems (Requirement design and development for i.e. Operational Conditions and Constraints, Technical Specifications, System Safety, Security (NATO- and National Information Classification Systems), ILS, Quality, Configuration Management, Documentation and Training Support, Statement of Work, Instructions for Management Plans, DID Requirement Descriptions, Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), Contract Proposals and Supplier Evaluation Criteria etc.)
  • Procurement documentation production and packaging
  • Contract management support and administration
  • International Defence material User Group Secretary and administration support for multiple defence material systems
  • Design of international multilateral/bi-lateral collaboration arrangements and agreements for use within multinational project cooperations
  • International project coordinator for tracked vehicle material systems
  • .....

Our personnel have since 1985 provided Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services to the Information- and Communications Technology Industry and from 2003 onwards to the Aerospace-, Defence- and Security Industry, within the public administration sector (Government Authorities), and to the private business sector.

Through extensive support during all lifecycle stages within the projects we actively participated in, from requirement assessment, in the procurement phase, through the design and development phase, and during integration, testing, verification & validation, implementation, training, delivery, handover and environmentally friendly decommissioning of products and systems, we have delivered continous support to our clients and at the same time further developed our services offering. This concludes our business aims; to increase our customers’ ability and profitability in managing technologically advanced and complex systems.

For us, our agency and what we offer, in terms of Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, is about ensuring new and existing customers’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.

Our work with Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services provisioning, in some of our reference projects worth mentioning:

Development-, Deployment- and Management of Information- and Communications Technology (ICT) Solutions and Services

  • Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services applied within ICT Procurement Projects
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Web Communication platforms with Multisite and Multilingual capabilities
  • Implementation and maintenance of WordPress Multisite Information Network
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of Progress Sitefinity Digital Experience Portal
  • Administration of Microsoft SharePoint Information Portal
  • Development, implementation and maintenance of ASP.NET Asset Management System incl. RunTime Delivery Bundling and Optimization
  • Digital Photography and Video

Armoured-, Protected-, Tracked- and Wheeled Vehicle Systems incl. In-Theatre In-Service CLS Support

  • Assessment and proposal of LifeCycle Upgrade (LCU) / Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) for the Bv206/208 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Assessment and proposal of LifeCycle Upgrade (LCU) / Mid Life Upgrade (MLU) for the Bv309 Tracked Vehicle System
  • Procurement of Bv410 Tracked Vehicle System incl. versions and variants
  • Bv410 Fault Detection, Isolation & Recovery Reporting Analysis (BV410 FDI & RRA) incl. alignment of Fault Reporting Data and Systems
  • Procurement of TGSLK 1.5T Light Amphibian Cross-Country 1.5T Trailer
  • Procurement of BvS10 Tracked Vehicle System update incl. ISAF/SWECON Mission Adaption
  • Administration and Secretary of the BvS10 User Group
  • Administration and Secretary of the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) Tracked Vehicles User Group

Procurement- and Provisioning of Technical System Support (TSS) and Maintenance Services

  • Procurement of ISS-ATV-ISAF In-Service Support BvS10 for ISAF/SWECON (ISS)
  • Procurement of TSS 2019-2025 Technical System Support and Maintenance for the Swedish Armed Forces (FM) 2019-2025 (TSS)

CBRNe Detection-, Identification-, Monitoring-, Surveillance-, Warning-, Reporting- and Protection Systems

  • Procurement of CBRN-I: CBRNe Reconnaissance Vehicle
  • Procurement of CBRN-I-MMS: CBRNe Management- and Monitoring System
  • Procurement of CBRN-AL: Deployable CBRNe Analytical Laboratory
  • Design and procurement of CBRN-AWR: Automatic CBRNe Warning- and Reporting System

As a Knowledge & Consultancy Agency, our business is all about thorough understanding and knowledge of your industry, resulting in a comprehensive Systems LifeCycle Management (SLCM) Services offering, that is unique for our clients. We can help you create value in a number of different ways. To guide you through our broad range of services to the portfolio that’s right for, and aligned to your project, we may suggest multiple value creation pathways, to mention a few;

1. Competitive Services,
2. Programme- and Project Management Support,
3. Procurement Management Support,
4. Contract Management- and Administration Support,
5. In-Service Support,
6. Business Development for sustainable Growth,
7. Secure and Safe Society.

This concludes our business aims; to increase our clients’ ability and profitability in managing technically advanced products and complex systems in a safe manner.

For Bring2Mind Consulting AB, business oriented competence and knowledge provisioning is always about ensuring new and existing clients’ needs for the right skills today and in the future.