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Condition-Based Maintenance Center
The Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) program at the University of South Carolina
is an interdisciplinary group spanning four departments and includes students at all
levels of education along with faculty members and military personnel. The program
combines research and implementation solutions to support the U.S. Army Aviation program.
IBM Workshop at BMW Performance CenterOn December 3rd the CBM team presented at a workshop hosted by IBM at the BMW Performance
Center. Dr. Bayoumi, Gen. Eisner, and Travis Edwards spoke to an audience of industry
leaders in commercial aircraft, healthcare, and automotive manufacturing on how to
advance predictive analytics in each of these fields. Dr. Bayoumi discussed the theory
of predictive analytics and the importance of implementing it into current maintenance
practices. He also presented how USC and IBM are partnering together to further advance
their vision for the future of maintenance techniques.
Congratulations!Congratulations to Tanzina Zaman for completing her comprehensive oral exam on December
2nd. Tanzina's presentation on her research was titled, "Cost benefit analysis of
condition-based maintenance deployment in AH-64 aircraft".IBM InterConnect 2015CBM recently returned from IBM InterConnect 2015 held in Las Vegas, Nevada. While
there, General Les Eisner delivered a presentation discussing the research currently
being done at UofSC, the new partnership with IBM, and creation of the new Center
for Applied Innovation. We invited you to watch the video.
Establishment of New Research FacilityUniversity of South Carolina partners with IBM and Fluor Corp. to establish a new
research facility. This new facility will be known as the Center for Applied Innovation
and will allow students and faculty to form partnerships with IBM on new projects.
One of these partnerships includes the agreement between IBM and USC's CBM center
to further advance the ongoing condition-based maintenance research.
CBM Team Partners with RTI for NIDaysOn November 18th, CBM and RTI collaborated on an exhibit during NIDays 2014 in Washington,
D.C. For the exhibit, the team used their IGB mini test stand to demonstrate what
CBM is. With the help of RTI's DDS software, sensor data collected from the test bed
was transferred to the RTI Data Bus where it could then be read by other subscribers
and users. In this demonstration, that data was used to detect if there was a fault
in the system. If there was a fault, then a screen would pop up telling the user what
was going on and the necessary actions to take.
HUMS WorkshopThe CBM Center hosted a two-week hands-on Health and Usage Management System (HUMS)
workshop on Oct. 20-31, 2014 in partnership with Boeing. After spending two weeks
out at Boeing Mesa for the first half of the training, the attendees came out to USC.
Attendees got to experience working first-hand with the Apache's HUMS system at CBM
doing everything from getting their hands dirty doing changeouts, conducting test
runs and data analysis. Workshop attendees included researchers from the Korean Aerospace
Research Institute (KARI) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and a Boeing employee.
CBM hopes to turn this workshop into a certificate course in the future.
CBM Center featured in New ArticleDr. Bayoumi talks about the CBM program and related research in the article, "As a
Gamecock, my ingenuity has No Limits". The article also mentions how aerospace leaders
are now turning to USC for aircraft research.CBM Center Receives Two Research GrantsThe Condition-Based Maintenance Center has received two new research grants totaling
over $1.1 million. The two grants are titled:
"Design, Build, and Operate a Blackhawk Auxiliary Power Unit Test Stand"
"Identifying Benefits to the Soldier and Maintainer, and Identifying Efficiencies
in the Operational Environment through Multi-Platform DSC/HUMS Analysis"
Both grants are funded by the SC National Guard/DOD and will be funded for one year.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.