Eglin Air Force Base at 724 square miles, is one of the largest military bases in the world. It includes hundreds of buildings and a base population of about 17,000. In this brief article Dr Tim Chou, author of Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things examines how IOT is being used to make Eglin more efficient and reduce potential workers comp losses using his five layer framework: Things, Connect, Collect, Learn, Do
From a safety perspective, one aspect is that many of the meters being read and recorded are located in mid-field equipment buildings, which require personnel on active runways to diagnose problems and read data. Clearly, this is no longer necessary. If I was somebody who had to cross active runways populated with high performance military jets, I’d be thanking Leroy and his crew.