In-flight health monitoring system from UEI chosen for USAF aircraft
WALPOLE, Mass. United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced that its UEI-HUMS1 in-flight health monitoring system has been released for production delivery to Tyonek Global Services, and subsequent installation onto United States Air Force (USAF) aircraft.
The health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) unit recently passed DO-160 certification, as required by the USAF, for use on the Bell UH-1N Huey helicopter; the system has already passed the required MIL-STD-810 testing for use on the aircraft.
According to UEI materials, the UEI-HUMS1 solution simplifies life cycle management and increases reliability by providing a single line-replaceable unit (LRU) replacing two separate LRUs in the previous design. The I/O provided in the UEI-HUMS1 includes dozens of analog, digital, synchro/resolver, speed/rotation and ARINC-429 interfaces for use in monitoring critical aircraft systems including engine, transmission, flight-control positions, fuel and hydraulic systems, and more.
Shaun Miller, president of United Electronic Industries, said of the system: “The UEI-HUMS1 joins our rapidly growing family of COTS [commercial off-the-shelf] measurement and control equipment being deployed by our DoD customers. The technology in our 'MIL' series of products is designed to meet all the rigorous requirements of deployed military applications including DO-160, and MIL-SPEC 810, 461, 704, and 1275. Completion of this testing confirms the proven reliability of UEI products.”