Lockheed Martin's Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS)
What is ALIS?
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The company resembles the system concept to the human body’s autonomic nervous system that monitors, controls and adjusts your autonomic response to external stimuli. Similarly ALIS will be doing the same for the F-35 jet, seamlessly integrating current performance, operational parameters, current configuration, scheduled upgrades and maintenance, component history, predictive diagnostics (prognostics) and health management, and service support for the F-35 (“F-35”, n.d.). In theory, F-35 will be transmitting aircraft health and maintenance action information to the appropriate users on a globally-distributed network. ALIS will in turn receive Health Reporting Codes via a radio frequency downlink even while the F-35 is still in flight. As a result, parts and qualified maintainers will be pre-positioned so that when the aircraft lands, downtime is minimized and efficiency is increased (“ALIS”,