Rationale, Considerations, and Framework for Data Interoperability for Health Management within the Aerospace Ecosystem
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) offers an overview of the aspects of intellectual property (IP) protection, legislative compliance, business model, and technologies which need to be considered and addressed to implement a data interoperability, secure business model and technology platform to enable prognostics and health management (PHM) in the digital age. While this information report is restricted to the aerospace domain and also to commercial aviation, the concepts are applicable to any other domain that employs data for supporting health management functionality.
Current aerospace systems are generating large amounts of data; for the most part, all this data is being created by siloed entities (i.e., stakeholders like components/sub-system manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and operators) and ends up living within the four walls of these individual entities. Aerospace industry can greatly benefit from turning this data into useful information to support its business goals. To achieve this goal, the industry can benefit from sharing sanitized data for developing new capabilities that benefit the industry as a whole. Hence, there is a need for a more effective and transparent way to share this data while strictly controlling the proprietary nature of the data adhering to all contractual terms and conditions. The purpose of this document is to describe the current digital data landscape and approach that can support health management.