Lockheed Martin has licensed an industrial internet-of-things platform from Ubisense as part of efforts to increase F-35 manufacturing efficiency at Lockheed’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility.
Ubisense said Wednesday it designed the SmartSpace system to help manufacturers address schedule, budget requirements for aircraft production, as well as boost transparency on the manufacturing process with location technology.
SmartSpace employs an indoor radar built to tracks tools and assets to mitigate potential production delays as well as helps stage and schedule assets ahead of future production tasks, Ubisense noted.
The system also works to electronically audit tools and assets, generate detailed reports on the whereabouts of customers’ furnished equipment and help users comply with potential spot checks.
Richard Petti, Ubisense CEO, said the company aims to help Lockheed obtain visibility of its Fort Worth aircraft manufacturing process with the SmartSpace platform.