Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Technical Perspectives and Business Case
I.D. # C1238 Duration 3 Days

Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) is an end-to-end capability that transforms system data into operational support information. This information has the ability to optimize vehicle maintenance actions, enhance vehicle safety and reliability, and extend product life. Already changing aerospace vehicle design and transforming aerospace organizations┐ manufacturing and operating aircraft, IVHM continues to develop rapidly for use in ground vehicles and marine craft.

In cooperation with Cranfield University, SAE International is pleased to offer this three-day seminar on IVHM. Cranfield University, in partnership with major industry partners (Boeing, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Meggitt, Thales, MoD, Alstom) and the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) launched the IVHM Centre at Cranfield in 2008. The Centre┐s mission, as a global leader in IVHM, is to enable the incorporation of IVHM technology into businesses to realize benefits in productivity, environmental impact, and vehicle performance.

This course provides an introduction to this significant area of technology and provides participants with a comprehensive overview of IVHM technology and its role in business. Drawing heavily from experience and knowledge gained in the aerospace industry, information will be presented as relevant to all mobility industry sectors. Included in this seminar is the book titled Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Perspectives on an Emerging Field, recently published by SAE International and edited by Ian K. Jennions.

Learning Objectives
By attending this training program you will be able to:
  • Analyze and evaluate the business case for IVHM
  • Evaluate the impact of IVHM on business models and processes
  • Identify current approaches in IVHM as used by leading practitioners
  • Explain the context in which individual technologies are applied to enable full exploitation of IVHM opportunities
  • Summarize the individual IVHM technologies
  • Evaluate approaches to IVHM systems integration
  • Through industry case studies:
    • Evaluate strategies used by others for making the business case
    • Identify current technologies
    • Identify approaches for IVHM integration
Who Should Attend
The course is intended for engineers desiring a technical overview of this rapidly developing field. Additionally, this seminar will benefit management and other support staff responsible for introducing new technologies and developing new business that makes use of IVHM.
Seminar Content
  • Business
    • Introduction to the Course
    • Introduction to IVHM
    • Role of Maintenance in Businesses
    • Cost/Benefit Analysis of IVHM
    • Operations & Management with IVHM
    • PSS and IVHM links
    • IVHM Centre Case Study
    • Regulatory Environment


  • Technology
    • Sensors, Instrumentation, and Signal Processing
    • Reasoning Technologies
    • Failure Diagnostics
    • Failure Prognostics
    • Structural Health Monitoring
    • IVHM and Rotating Machinery
    • Industrial Case Study - BAE Systems


  • Integration
    • OSA-CBM Architecture
    • Design for IVHM
    • IVHM Metrics and V&V Methods
    • Flight Data Monitoring / Aviation Safety and IVHM
    • Systems Engineering
    • Examples / IVHM Centre Case Study
    • Industrial Case Study - Boeing
Instructor(s): Ian Jennions, Cranfield University; Fatih Camci, Cranfield University; Peter Sandborn, University of Maryland; Felix Heimes, BAE Systems Electronic Solutions; Robab Safa-Bakhsh, Boeing

Dr. Ian K. Jennions is Professor and Director of the IVHM Centre, Cranfield University, U.K. He joined the IVHM Centre, which is funded by a number of industrial partners, when it was founded in 2008 and has led its development and growth in IVHM research and education. Spanning a career of nearly 30 years, Dr. Jennions has worked primarily in the gas turbine industry. He has worked for Rolls-Royce, General Electric and Alstom, holding a number of technical roles where he gained expertise in aerodynamics, heat transfer, fluid systems, mechanical design, combustion and, more recently, IVHM. He is a Director of the PHM Society, a contributing member of the SAE IVHM Steering Group and HM-1 IVHM committee, and a Fellow of IMechE, RAeS and ASME. He is also the editor of SAE International┐s series of books on the topic of Integrated Vehicle Health Management. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a PhD in CFD, both from Imperial College, London.┐

Dr. Fatih Camci is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the IVHM Centre where he works on the development of diagnostics, prognostics and maintenance planning technologies for electro-mechanical systems. Previously, Dr. Camci worked as an Assistant Professor at Fatih University in Turkey and as senior project engineer at Impact Technologies, in Rochester NY before joining Cranfield University. Dr. Camci has been involved in many research projects in the USA, Turkey, and UK that have been funded by NSF, Ford Motor Company, US Navy SBIR, US Air Force Research Lab, TUBITAK, Turkish State Railways, EPSRC, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Meggitt, BAE Systems, and OFGEM . Dr. Camci received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Engineering at Istanbul and Fatih University in Turkey. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, USA. He has more than 40 academic publications.

Dr. Peter Sandborn is a Professor in the CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sandborn┐s group develops obsolescence forecasting algorithms, performs strategic design refresh planning, and lifetime buy quantity optimization. Dr. Sandborn is the developer of the MOCA refresh planning tool. MOCA has been used by private and government organizations worldwide to perform optimized refresh planning for systems subject to technology obsolescence. Dr. Sandborn also performs research in several other life cycle cost modeling areas including maintenance planning and return on investment analysis for the application of prognostics and health management (PHM) to systems, total cost of ownership of electronic parts, transition from tin-lead to lead-free electronics, and general technology tradeoff analysis for electronic systems. Dr. Sandborn is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Performability Engineering. He is a past conference chair and program chair of the ASME Design for Manufacturing and Life Cycle Conference. He is the author of over 150 technical publications and several books on electronic packaging and electronic systems cost analysis. He was also recognized as the winner of the 2004 SOLE Proceedings and 2006 Eugene L. Grant awards. He has a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a M.S. in Electrical Science and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Mr. Felix Heimes is a Chief Engineer and Technical Fellow for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) at BAE Systems Electronic Solutions in Endicott, NY. In his 23 year career with BAE Systems he has worked on a wide variety of vehicle control and health monitoring projects. Early in his career he worked on development programs for turbine engine full authority digital control systems and digital fly-by-wire flight control systems. Since then his primary role has been in the application of PHM technology for BAE Systems products. Mr. Heimes successfully lead the development of an automated wireless fleet health management system from concept to production. This system is currently in use to monitor hundreds of Hybrid Electric Transit buses in normal revenue service across the United States, Canada, UK, France, and Australia. He has also developed several unique Neural Network machine learning approaches with successful applications in modeling, optimization, fault detection and anomaly detection. He has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Binghamton University.

Ms. Robab Safa-Bakhsh is Associate Technical Fellow at Boeing Research and Technology and has been leading IVHM technology developments under IRAD and CRAD for the previous 13 years. Ms. Safa-Bakhsh has been working closely with various Boeing programs to create the vision and roadmap for development and implementation of IVHM into legacy and new platforms. An active member of the SAE E-32 and HM-1 Committees, she has contributed to the development of several standards, including industry guidelines and recommended practices. As one of the officers of the AHS HUIMS Committee, she has chaired HUMS Technical Sessions and HUMS Technical Committee meetings for the past 13 years. In addition to authoring papers and presenting at conferences, Ms. Safa-Bakhsh has submitted three patent applications that are currently pending. Prior to joining Boeing, Ms. Safa-Bakhsh spent over 15 years working in the area of automation where she focused on control system and machinery diagnostics. She earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Iran Sharif University of Technology and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.

Fees: $1635 SAE Members*: $1325 - $1485
* The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process.  Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%