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Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Department of Operational Sciences

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Timothy W. Breitbach, PhD


During the last decade manpower constraints and an aging fleet, along with sustained war time operating tempo, have combined to place a significant strain on the Air Force maintenance community. Recent technological advances have enabled Immersive Technology to be applied to industrial applications in the commercial sector. This has sparked interest within the Air Force and generated various initiatives seeking to enhance readiness through the application of Immersive Technology. This research explores how Immersive Technology can be applied within the maintenance community. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to determine where the maintenance community shortfalls exist, if the available technology has the potential to meet those needs and what challenges need to be addressed prior to implementation. The findings of this research are used to produce recommendations for the maintenance community.

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