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Transitioning to the Digital Factory at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is transforming the manufacturing landscape. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is harnessing this revolution by connecting machine assets to sensors to capture, store, and analyze critical operational detail on the F-35 production line that will enable edge analytics, condition-based maintenance, and predictive modeling. Critical machinery must be kept working synchronously to maximize throughput. Unplanned stoppage can be reduced by forecasting emerging disruption events and arranging maintenance to meet operational requirements. Improvements here can lead to cost savings and efficiencies, on time delivery, higher quality, and increased production rates. All of this culminates in lower average aircraft unit cost for the F-35. Come learn how Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is securely capturing machine data and streaming this information into a data lake and we will also take a deep-dive into an LSTM (Long Short-Term Memory) recursive neural network model that we’ve implemented for automated anomaly detection in the time-series data. These efforts are key enablers for this transformation into Industry 4.0, i.e. the connected factory.

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Bryan Massie

Bryan Massie

Data Engineer/Architect and Technical Fellow at Lockheed Martin

Bryan Massie is a Lockheed Martin Technical Fellow who is currently serving as the Chief Data Engineer/Architect for the Industrial Internet of Things Enterprise implementation. Bryan is actively involved in digital transformation and Industry 4.0. 

Before his current role, Bryan spent many years in information technology and on the F-35 Program performing modeling and life-cycle performance vs. cost simulations, risk management, and seasonal roll-rate forecasting. 

He is a graduate of The University of Texas and holds degrees in engineering, math and an MBA.

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Tony DeMarco

Tony DeMarco

Principal Data Scientist at Lockheed Martin

Tony is an experienced data scientist within Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Enterprise Integration team. He is a retired Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Pilot and operations research analyst. Tony has extensive experience in both the U.S. Government and Lockheed Martin using advanced mathematics, statistics, and computational tools to extract business value from data.