Aircraft Health And Usage Monitoring Systems Advancements
Intelligent Automation Corporation (IAC), a CA-based machinery
diagnostics company and leader in aircraft Health and Usage
Monitoring Systems (HUMS), last week announced enhanced diagnostic
technology for aircraft condition-based maintenance (CBM)
According to IAC, its next-generation system-on-a-chip
enhancement delivers more than ten times the performance of
previous vibration management systems.
The SuperHUMS product line is based on the combat-proven IAC
1209 Modern Signal Processing Unit (MSPU) selected by Bell
Helicopter, Boeing, and the US Army.
The patent pending, reconfigurable computing architecture
features faster than real time processing using the latest field
programmable gate arrays and XtremeDSP (Digital Signal Processing)
technology from Xilinx Corporation. The result, according to the
company, is the highest performance machinery diagnostic and
monitoring system, delivering more than ten times the performance
for about the same price as previous-eneration
According to IAC Chief Executive Officer Jeff Goodrich, "IAC's
SuperHUMS is a technological breakthrough in aviation diagnostics.
It's faster, lighter, and better than previous HUMS systems for
about the same price. IAC is proud to be recognized as the world's
most popular provider of HUMS."
"This latest advancement will continue that track record of
success as we give our customers supercomputer like processing
speed using all of their existing software and diagnostics. Given
the dramatic increase in processing speed, the SuperHUMS is the
last HUMS our customers should ever need to purchase."
The SuperHUMS™ product line consists of the IAC 1134
(light helicopters and fixed wing applications), the IAC 1239
(large helicopters), the IAC 1474 (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), and
the IAC 1249 HUMS / CVR/FDR (cockpit voice recorder and flight data
recorder) combined unit intended for both fixed and rotary wing