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SAE International Seminars Delves into Business Role of Integrated Vehicle Health Management


WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) is an end-to-end capability that transforms system data into operational support information. This information has the ability to optimize vehicle maintenance actions, enhance vehicle safety and reliability, and extend product life. Already changing aerospace vehicle design and transforming aerospace organizations' manufacturing and operating aircraft, IVHM continues to develop rapidly for use in ground vehicles and marine craft.

SAE International offers a three-day course titled, "Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Technical Perspectives and Business Case," to be held Dec. 11-13, 2012, at its world headquarters in Warrendale, Pa.      

The seminar will be offered in cooperation with Cranfield University, in partnership with major industry partners (Boeing, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Meggitt, Thales, MoD, Alstom) and the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).

In cooperation with Cranfield University, SAE International is pleased to offer this three-day seminar on IVHM. Cranfield University, in partnership with major industry partners (Boeing, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Meggitt, Thales, MoD, Alstom) and the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) launched the IVHM Centre at Cranfield in 2008. The Centre's mission, as a global leader in IVHM, is to enable the incorporation of IVHM technology into businesses to realize benefits in productivity, environmental impact, and vehicle performance.

This course offers an introduction to this significant area of technology and provides participants with a comprehensive overview of IVHM and its role in business. Drawing heavily from experience and knowledge gained in the aerospace industry, information will be presented as relevant to all mobility industry sectors. Included in this seminar is the book, "Integrated Vehicle Health Management: Perspectives on an Emerging Field," recently published by SAE International and edited by Ian K. Jennions.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Analyze and evaluate the business case for IVHM
  • Evaluate the impact of IVHM on business models and processes
  • Identify current approaches in IVHM as used by leading practitioners
  • Explain the context in which individual technologies are applied to enable full exploitation of IVHM opportunities
  • Summarize the individual IVHM technologies
  • Evaluate approaches to IVHM systems integration
  • Through industry case studies:
    • Evaluate strategies used by others for making the business case
    • Identify current technologies
    • Identify approaches for IVHM integration

Seminar instructors include:

  • Dr. Ian K. Jennions, Professor and Director, IVHM Centre, Cranfield University
  • Dr. Fatih Camci, Senior Research Fellow, IVHM Centre, Cranfield University
  • Dr. Peter Sandborn, Professor, CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center, University of Maryland

For more information or to register, visit or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or email

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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Contact: Shawn Andreassi, SAE International, at or 1-724-772-8522.

SOURCE SAE International