Students in the UAE have created an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect paint and primer defects on jet airframes now being used by Lockheed Martin in the USA.
The work was done by UAE students on an internship program offered by Lockheed Martin in Masdar City.
“We are very proud that the work we did here in Abu Dhabi with our engineering interns is being used to improve the speed and accuracy of quality inspections on aircraft production lines in the United States,” said Hala Alzargani, lead engineer at Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS).
“We initially started working with Lockheed Martin mentors to provide training for Emirati talent interested in careers in the aerospace and defense sector. As work progressed, we were able to digitize the time-consuming process of inspecting aircraft manually and delivered a real-world solution that drives significant time and cost savings as a result.”
The team spent spent 1200 hours building and testing the AI algorithm.
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