INTEGRATED IN-SERVICE SUPPORT SOLUTIONS
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L3 MAS has the proven expertise to provide its customers with a wide range of technical publication solutions. We have all the specialties under one roof to offer turnkey solutions based on the latest standards.
A solid team of technical writers
The L3 MAS team of technical writers form a powerful combination of former military and commercial aerospace technicians who offer vast experience in electronics, mechanical, and electrical troubleshooting on applicable platforms, and professional technical writers who have extensive education, training, and experience in creating technical documentation.
A deep understanding of standards and specifications
L3 MAS technical writers have proven experience in authoring ATA and S1000D-based publications, and have converted existing legacy publications into S1000D-compliant format. We also have years of experience in producing publications to CALS, AG-006, and other military standards. We have produced material on the following systems:
- Avionics/software/communications/navigation systems
- Structural/mechanical components
- Electrical/electronics/electromechanical systems
- Fuel/hydraulics/power plant
- Pilot and ground crew checklists
- Special tools/ground support equipment
- Armament and weapons systems
- Safety systems
- Electronic warfare systems
- Aircraft battle damage repair
A highly experienced team of translators
The L3 MAS team of translators has over 30 years of experience. We have developed extensive terminology databases, translation memories and glossaries to ensure that translations are written efficiently and consistently so that customers receive great value for their money. Our highly rigorous quality checks—by certified or senior translators — ensure that translations are of the highest quality.
GRAPHICS AND MULTIMEDIA
A talented team of technical illustrators
Technical illustrations have always been an integral part of electronic publications. Traditionally created by technical illustrators working on drafting tables, they are now computer-generated using programs like AutoCAD, CorelDRAW and IsoDraw. The end product is integrated into the electronic publications and is enriched with “hotspots” that link to parts lists, detail views, texts and other illustrations.
Ready to support your 2-D/3-D model needs
Our technical illustrators are skilled in creating and manipulating 3-D models to produce traditional 2-D illustrations, or 3-D animations to be embedded in videos or to be displayed and manipulated in augmented reality applications.
We have developed newer ways of producing 2-D technical illustrations (best suited for browser and paper), lightweight 3-D models (best suited for browser, PDFs with 3-D), and animations (best suited for video, augmented reality, etc.) directly from the same source 3-D product model.
Pioneers in introducing the S1000D standard
The L3 MAS Electronic Publications group pioneered the introduction of the S1000D specification to the Department of National Defence (DND). Our Integrated Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) solution is now the de facto standard across the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Extensive experience with the S1000D standard
Having successfully conducted the implementation of a Common Source Data Base (CSDB) for the IETM using the S1000D specification for one RCAF project, we replicated and scaled this complex functionality design across additional Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fleets.
As a result, our IETM solution is currently being used by over 10,000 users and is deployed on the RCAF Defence Wide Area Network (DWAN) and on-site at three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Average system availability is maintained at an impressive rate of almost 100 percent.
With these projects, we have gained a thorough understanding of the S1000D specification, its associated methodology, processes, data production, and management imperatives and, as such, we are in a unique position to offer significant benefits to future customers by using our mature processes, tools, lessons learned, continuous improvement culture, and yearly R&D investments for state-of-the-art Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) technology.
We are now offering a standalone IETP solution for iPads® and other tablets, and we have initiated the integration of augmented reality technology as applied to aircraft maintenance.
S1000D consulting services
L3 MAS has been invited on many occasions to local and international forums by government and industry to brief and demystify the S1000D specification and its core elements like data modules, business rules and CSDB. We also train partners, help customers implement the specification and provide S1000D consulting services. You need support? We have experts who can help you with your publication challenges. Don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Leading the way in expertise and tools for ILS integration
Electronic publications and IETPs or IETMs are only one part of different disciplines required to maintain and support an in-service fleet. This ensemble of disciplines and related tools, systems and software is globally known as integrated logistics support (ILS). In fact, the S1000D standard is just one member of the “S” family of specifications that were created to promote better data integration.
L3 MAS has the proven, company-wide expertise to provide our customers with integrated solutions by ensuring collaboration between our Electronic Publications group and the other discipline leads, including engineering, supply chain, CM/DM, ILS and IT. L3 MAS is so committed to this data integration that we have recently organized ourselves to better promote internal collaboration and service/product integration.