The IVHM Centre, Cranfield University (UK) has collaborated with PHM Technology regularly over the last 6 months in application of MADe (Maintenance Aware Design environment) software tool on IVHM research projects. The collaboration has been a very fruitful one.

Prof. Ian Jennions, Director of the IVHM noted that" ... the software package appears to be one of the most comprehensive tools in the area of the health management development process, complemented by the technical support which is excellent. The level of complexity and data resolution that the software is capable of dealing with was remarked by experienced engineers of the Centre's core partners during several presentations. The IVHM Centre will continue to work with MADe and explore potential uses for IVHM applications".

About IVHM

Cranfield University, Britain's premier postgraduate, research intensive university and The Boeing Company launched an Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre located at Cranfield University's Cranfield site in 2008.

Boeing was joined by BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Meggitt and Thales. All five companies, as Core Partners, each committed £1 million over five years to IVHM research.

The increasingly important area of IVHM technology informs existing concepts of vehicle maintenance, repair and overhaul by offering a total health check for high-tech, high-value vehicles such as aircraft, ships, high-speed trains and high-performance cars. Additionally it is expected that there will be significant opportunity for application of this technology in the energy and health sectors.

23 September 2009