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SAE International Establishes IVHM Technical Committee

WARRENDALE, Pa., Feb. 14, 2011 - SAE International has established the unique and groundbreaking, aerospace-related HM-1 Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Standards Committee.

The overarching mission of the technical committee is to establish standards related to the analysis and diagnosis of a vehicle and understanding of how a failed structure or piece of equipment impacts the overall health of a vehicle – with potential benefits for maintenance and fleet management.

The committee will operate under SAE’s Aerospace division, but Committee Chair Michael J. Roemer said it could also create standards for ground vehicles, particularly in the commercial vehicle area.

“Creation of this technical committee is important because it is charged with looking at the overall health of a vehicle,” said Roemer. “For example, if we’re examining the deterioration of an actuator, what does that say about the overall health of the aircraft? To think of it in health terms, if a person has a constant pain in his stomach, is that a symptom of a larger problem in the body?”

Roemer is employed by Impact Technologies, a New York vehicle health management company.

The committee’s genesis began several years ago with efforts to coordinate the work of several SAE technical committees working on different aspects of vehicle health analysis which led to the creation of the SAE IVHM Steering Group.

Committee HM-1’s primary objective will be to develop standards in the area of integrated vehicle health management. The committee will be a vital component for the creation and dissemination of data and concepts needed to progress the utilization of IVHM technology across the global aerospace industry.

The committee will comprise members from industry, government and regulatory agencies, research bodies and independent experts from around the world. The committee’s first meeting takes place April 11-13 in San Francisco. The second meeting will be held in October in Toulouse, France, in conjunction with SAE International’s 2011 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition.

“There has been a tremendous response and interest in this committee, showing that the committee is responding to a clear need in the aerospace industry,” said David Alexander, Senior Coordinator, Aerospace Standards, for SAE International.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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