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Drexel University

1. Patel, Ankit Rajendra. Health and Usage Monitoring: Autonomous Vehicles.

Degree: 2017, Drexel University

This thesis presents a work in progress related to the use of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) data to actuate an adaptive control system on an autonomous vehicle operating in an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The autonomous passenger vehicle has rapidly matured from a speculative concept to a reality that is quickly appearing within our sightlines. Autonomous (also called self-driving, driverless, or robotic) vehicles have long been predicted in science fiction and discussed in popular science media. Recently, major corporations have announced plans to begin selling such vehicles in the near future, and some jurisdictions have passed legislation to allow such vehicles to operate legally on public roads. Autonomous vehicles will be performing intelligent functions (navigation, maneuver, behavior, or task) by perceiving the environment and implementing a responsive action based on HUMS input. Once these vehicles begin to operate on public roads as a norm, safety and reliability becomes a major factor. The implementation or expanded use of HUMS can perceivably render these systems reliable and safe to operate in any environment or mode. This thesis also depicts a notational framework for HUMS in autonomous vehicles operating on ITS networks and future research needed to make this a reality. Keywords: Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), Reliability, Adaptive Systems, Prognostics, Autonomous Vehicle, Intelligent Transportation System

M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics  – Drexel University, 2017

Advisors/Committee Members: Lacontora, John, College of Engineering.

Subjects/Keywords: Mechanical engineering; Autonomous vehicles; Intelligent transportation systems – Research

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APA (6th Edition):

Patel, A. R. (2017). Health and Usage Monitoring: Autonomous Vehicles. (Thesis). Drexel University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:7320

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Patel, Ankit Rajendra. “Health and Usage Monitoring: Autonomous Vehicles.” 2017. Thesis, Drexel University. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:7320.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Patel, Ankit Rajendra. “Health and Usage Monitoring: Autonomous Vehicles.” 2017. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Patel AR. Health and Usage Monitoring: Autonomous Vehicles. [Internet] [Thesis]. Drexel University; 2017. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:7320.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Patel AR. Health and Usage Monitoring: Autonomous Vehicles. [Thesis]. Drexel University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:7320

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Drexel University

2. Mathew, Melvin Domin. A Framework and Breakdown of Health & Usage Monitoring systems for Aircraft Applications.

Degree: 2014, Drexel University

Asset Management strategies are converting from a reflective/reactive maintenance to preventive and predictive maintenance methods. With the increasing need for higher safety standards and to reduced operational and maintenance costs, the need for methods to diagnose and predict the occurrence of failure is becoming an imminent requirement. With the application of present day technology and non-destructive evaluation and monitoring techniques, this report proposes a framework based on which active diagnosis of the condition of a unit (vehicle/structure) can be monitored towards providing better maintenance practices.In the world of Rotorcrafts Heath and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) have started to catch traction due to the higher safety standards it provides by continuous awareness of internal working and the reduced maintenance and replacement costs assured by this system. A well developed comprehensive system designed for a specific aircraft platform would be able to analyze critical failure modes, analyze usage and conditional data of the entire structure (extrinsic and intrinsic) and provide a prognostic knowledge to the user/operator and owner of the units.Within approved safety margins and threshold levels, a HUMS system can provide cost saving by alerting the maintenance crew when the optimal time to change parts are, avoiding underusing or overusing a component, and also to unexpected failures.This thesis attempts to provide a framework of analysis methodologies and logic flow for a user, engineer, designer or operator to establish a comprehensive HUMS system on a unit so as to ensure the full utilization of present technology. Here Usage-Based Monitoring (UBM) data and Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) data are collected through sensor networks placed strategically through a Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA) regiment in order to provide the end user and maintenance staff accurate and immediate information on the diagnostics and prognostics of the unit. This allows for better maintenance scheduling, lower labor costs, lower inventory costs and above all safety.Soon an established HUMS system will be mandatory on most large scale-expensive commercial products such as aircrafts, ships, bridges, etc. so as to ensure the safety of its users and in the long run allow the owners to benefit from the inevitable financial savings that it promises.

M.S., Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics  – Drexel University, 2014

Advisors/Committee Members: Lacontora, John, College of Engineering.

Subjects/Keywords: Mechanical engineering; Rotors (Helicopters) – Testing; Rotors (Helicopters) – Sensor networks

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APA (6th Edition):

Mathew, M. D. (2014). A Framework and Breakdown of Health & Usage Monitoring systems for Aircraft Applications. (Thesis). Drexel University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1860/4481

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mathew, Melvin Domin. “A Framework and Breakdown of Health & Usage Monitoring systems for Aircraft Applications.” 2014. Thesis, Drexel University. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/4481.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mathew, Melvin Domin. “A Framework and Breakdown of Health & Usage Monitoring systems for Aircraft Applications.” 2014. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Mathew MD. A Framework and Breakdown of Health & Usage Monitoring systems for Aircraft Applications. [Internet] [Thesis]. Drexel University; 2014. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/4481.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Mathew MD. A Framework and Breakdown of Health & Usage Monitoring systems for Aircraft Applications. [Thesis]. Drexel University; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/4481

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Drexel University

3. Sampathkumar, Arun Gowtham. Predictive modeling and interactive electronic technical manual support for reliability centered maintenance.

Degree: 2015, Drexel University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering  – Drexel University, 2015 Advisors/Committee Members: Lacontora, John.

Subjects/Keywords: Mechanical engineering; Reliability (Engineering); Maintainability (Engineering)

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APA (6th Edition):

Sampathkumar, A. G. (2015). Predictive modeling and interactive electronic technical manual support for reliability centered maintenance. (Thesis). Drexel University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:6540

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sampathkumar, Arun Gowtham. “Predictive modeling and interactive electronic technical manual support for reliability centered maintenance.” 2015. Thesis, Drexel University. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:6540.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sampathkumar, Arun Gowtham. “Predictive modeling and interactive electronic technical manual support for reliability centered maintenance.” 2015. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Sampathkumar AG. Predictive modeling and interactive electronic technical manual support for reliability centered maintenance. [Internet] [Thesis]. Drexel University; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:6540.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sampathkumar AG. Predictive modeling and interactive electronic technical manual support for reliability centered maintenance. [Thesis]. Drexel University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/idea:6540

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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