Bearing damage
Photo Credit: US Army photo
This magnified image of the inner bearing race damage from an AH64D "Apache" helicopter tail rotor was detected by a vibration sensor before its first scheduled inspection. The U.S. Army International Technology Center-Atlantic, through a cooperation agreement with a UK-based scientist, is researching improvements in detection software that can lower false alerts and increase early defect detection. Accurate and timely detection is a critical step to ensuring effective vehicle maintenance using fewer resources, impacting mission readiness and protecting lives.
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