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Integrated Vehicle Health & Monitoring providing intelligent diagnostics on critical missions


Military vehicles must have the ability to meet evolving combat requirements while operating under hostile conditions and the reliability to function effectively under such conditions. Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring (IVHM) systems combine a range of diagnostic tools within a single platform and provide around-the-clock, intelligent diagnostics on critical missions, air, land and sea applications.

The technology of IVHM enables the collection of information on an object’s status, condition, and performance. It also facilitates the transmission of this information, often from hostile environments. By linking fault sensors and other sources of data that monitor component, systems and subsystems, early warning maintenance costs, and improve vehicle readiness. By identifying potential faults and failures, the proper corrective action can be taken. Primarily, such decisions will enable the maintainer to better schedule maintenance based on actual performance and condition of an asset (the airplane itself, or any of its parts) rather than when a component fails or when regular maintenance cycle is performed. Any event that leads to a plane malfunction in between these two parameters can be flagged and addressed by consistently applying IVHM.

NAI’s Integrated Vehicle Health & Monitoring systems employ a range of device interfaces that support a myriad of sensor inputs and perform intelligent sensor monitoring of military vehicles on critical missions. IVHM systems enable the collection and transmission of information regarding a vehicle’s status, condition, and performance. This provides early warning maintenance signals, enhances vehicle safety, reduces manpower and maintenance costs, and improves vehicle readiness. NAI’s Vehicle Health Monitoring systems provide the foundation for identifying potential faults and failures, indicating the need for corrective action either when a component fails or when regular maintenance cycles are required.

NAI leverages its decades of experience in embedding electronics to provide application-ready Integrated Vehicle Health & Monitoring systems. With our highly adaptive, modular Custom-On-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA™), NAI’s I/O boards have the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any multifunction I/O boards in the industry, delivering more intelligence and functionality in a smaller footprint— all at the lower cost.

NAI’s rugged VMS systems offer proven solutions and are ruggedized to withstand -40 to +71° C and qualified to MIL-STD-1275D & MIL-STD-704A with 50 ms holdup (power supply); MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G.


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