Airworthiness and HUMS Technical Meeting


Airworthiness CBM 2018

AHS International's Redstone Chapter is hosting a Technical Meeting on Airworthiness and Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) on
February 21-22, 2018 at the Dynetics Solutions Complex in Huntsville, Alabama.

The Technical Meeting will feature leading experts from Government, Academia and Industry who will discuss HUMS applications and topics.

Online registration is NOW CLOSED!

You can register onsite starting at 7:30 am on Wednesday, February 21st.

Download a PDF of the registration form.

Final Schedule - download a PDF.

Preliminary Schedule

Wed. Feb. 21 – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon              

Session 1: Structures & Systems Engineering

Session Chair: Brian Tucker, Bell Helicopter

Ray Beale Analysis of UH-60 L/M Black Hawk Fleet Usage in Support of a Partial Usage Spectrum Update
J.V.R. Prasad Estimation and Control of Structural Loads and Stresses in Fatigue Critical Components
Jason Hull Regime Recognition Accuracy
Fotis Kopsaftopoulos A Self-Sensing Self-Diagnostic Composite Wing for Next Generation Intelligent Aerospace Structures
Michele Kochoff-Platt Flexible Integrated Intelligent Network for Prognostic Health Management Systems

Wed. Feb. 21 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm            

Session 2: Systems Engineering and Sensors

Session Chair: Mark Davis, Sikorsky Aicraft, a Lockheed Martin Co.

Carlos Hernandez Standard Flexible Integrated Intelligent Network Architecture for Integrated Vehicle Health Management Systems
James Hunt 21st Century Vibration Analysis Schooled by Legacy Checks
Michael Usrey Wireless Sensor Suite for Electrical System DIagnosis and Prognosis
Dominic Southgate In-Flight Tuning: Flight Test Results and 2nd Generation System
Michael Coatney Correlation of Acoustic Emission Counts to Fatigue Life of 7075-T6 Aluminum

Thurs. Feb. 22 – 8:30 am to 11:00 am     

Session 3: Data Science & Sensors

Session Chair: Doug Knapp, Boeing Co.

Andrew Wilson Update on Army HUMS Data Science Activities
Andrew Wilson Event Recognition in HUMS Data using Dynamic Time Warping
David Noever Large-scale Algorithm Suites for Rotorcraft Bearing Fault Detection
Eric Bechhoefer Generation of a Tachometer Signal from a Smart Vibration Sensor
Thurs. Feb. 22 – 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: Data Sharing for Improvement of Mechnical Diagnostics

Moderator: Nathaniel Bordick, US Army ARMDEC-ADD


Panel Participants:

Jim Cycon, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co.

Todd Anderson, US Army PEO-AVN

Daniel Wade, US Army AMRDEC AED

Eric Carney, United Technologies

Kelsen LaBerge, US Army Research Lab

Nate Bordick, US Army AMRDEC ADD

Commerical Operator TBD

Meeting Location – the meeting will be held at the Dynetics Solutions Complex in Huntsville, Alabama. Click here for a Dynetics map and the address is:
Dynetics Solutions Complex
1004 Explorer Blvd
Huntsville AL 35806

Click here for list of hotels near Dynetics.

Click here for a map of hotels and restaurants near the meeting venue.

Sponsorships –  if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, download sponsor information here and contact Laura Bequette at

Download the Call for Papers.

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