SAE 2014 Aviation Technology Forum

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, June 11

Health Monitoring & Management for Maintenance
(Session Code: AES3)

Room Ballroom C  1:30 p.m.

This session seeks to cover advances in diagnostic, prognostic, and health management technology as applied to aircraft and engine systems (i.e., FADEC) to assist in meeting safety/economic (reliability) constraints while minimizing size/weight. Topics include, but are not limited to, system design concepts that aid in detecting/predicting impending failures, determining remaining useful capability, adapting system operation, and supporting decisions for maintenance/repair and associated interfacing.

Organizers - James Sherman, SAE International

Time Paper No. Title
1:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
IVHM and the Civil Aircraft of the Future
The goals that are being set for aviation growth in the near future, combined with the growth in service provision, are unattainable without active health management of airplanes. Numbers associated with door to door travel time and accident rates, coupled with availability demands to provide cost-effective transport, simply do not allow time for unscheduled maintenance. Therefore we are going to experience a step jump in the take up of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) on these platforms in order to give accurate warning of sub-system and component degradation, allowing for maintenance to be carried out in a timely, scheduled, manner.
Ian K. Jennions, IVHM Centre Cranfield University
2:00 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Technical Committee and the Role of Standards in PHM
The recently constituted IVHM Steering Group has been coordinating the role of many technical committees in developing and disseminating knowledge about system and vehicle health management technologies and processes within the aerospace community. Dr. Rajamani will discuss the role of two key committees in this endeavor, the four decade-old E-32 (propulsion health management) TC and the HM-1 (integrated vehicle health management) TC. He will outline the history of these committees, the documents that are being worked on, and the documents that are in the pipeline. In particular, he will emphasize the role of these committees in developing guidelines for system certification of both fixed wing and rotorcraft health management systems. He will also share with the audience his personal history of involvement in these committees and some thoughts on what he believes are the benefits to be had by participating.
Ravi Rajamani, Meggitt PLC
2:30 p.m. ORAL ONLY
Key Elements in Implementing Health and Maintenance Management Systems for Aircrafts and Engines
Integrated vehicle health management (IVHM) and condition-based maintenance (CBM) have been receiving increasing acceptance by end users for their products that are safety critical and/or with high level of maintenance needs. IVHM and CBM, if implemented properly, can reduce system down time, increase system reliability, increase system availability and readiness, enhance safety, reduce burden on vehicle operators and maintainers, and reduce operational and support (O&S) costs.
Ginger Shao, Honeywell Intl. Inc.