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.

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)

Cost Benefit Analysis

UDRI's Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) personnel rapidly and affordably perform quality cost benefit analyses by using an empirical, objective, and data-driven assessment of costs, benefits, and risks. 

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Engineering Systems Solutions

UDRI researchers perform much-needed reverse engineering to develop and implement cost-effective replacement technologies for aging and obsolescent electronic sensors and 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 comprehensive, timely and effective integrated product support for technology transition and ensures optimal long-term and 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 of specialty equipment and vehicles.

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System and Sustainment Engineering

UDRI's engineers problem-solve field and depot maintenance issues for structures, electrical, and mechanical systems, including transparencies, as well as ground support and test equipment.

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University of Dayton Research Institute


300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7759
937-229-2113
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