Health and Usage Monitoring Systems 2009

Sixth DSTO International Conference on Health and Usage Monitoring


9 March 2009

10-11 March 2009

12 March 2009


Welcome Reception

Melbourne Convention Centre

Avalon Airport

Increasingly, mechanical devices whether fixed systems, land vehicles, marine vehicles (including submarines) or aircraft (including helicopters), are being managed using various Condition Monitoring (CM) or Condition- Based Maintenance (CBM) approaches. All these approaches rely on health (condition) and usage monitoring systems and are most suited to ensuring availability, reliability and safety of critical and high-value assets.

The DSTO series of International Conferences on Health and Usage Monitoring is an established conference in this area and has been run in conjunction with every Australian International Air Show since 1999. Since 2005, it has also formed part of the Australian International Aerospace Congress.

Accordingly, HUMS2009 will form part of the Thirteenth Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC13) and will include sessions at the Australian International Air Show. All submissions of abstracts and papers will be handled electronically via the AIAC13 website.

Conference details will be added to this website as they become available and conference documents will be available from the right-hand column of this page. A newsletter will be sent at specific times during the lead up to the conference. You may subscribe to this newsletter by clicking here.

A range of Sponsorship Packages for HUMS2009 are available now - please click to request the document.

The Call for Abstracts is now open. We are seeking abstracts in any area appropriate to health and usage monitoring whether relating to the technology or to the use of the technology. This includes, but is not limited to, health/condition and usage monitoring strategies including Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM), HUMS technologies, HUMS and other monitoring programs, monitoring techniques for Propeller/Rotor Track and Balance (RTB), monitoring techniques for engine & transmission vibration analysis, structural loads monitoring, cost-benefit analysis and data management as these apply in areas such as helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, land vehicles, marine vehicles, fixed machinery or other or multiple areas.

The newsletter #3 in the right hand-column includes more details on the abstract submission process and the template for the abstracts is also available there as a .DOC file. Submissions are to be made electronically via the AIAC13 website.

NOTE: Due to a conflict with the new dates of the Australian Formula 1 motor race, the Airshow, and hence the Australian International Aeospace Congress, have been moved two weeks earlier than originally announced. The venue has been changed to the Melbourne Convention Centre on the corner of Flinders and Spencer Streets (this is not the new Convention Centre in Southbank which is not yet open). The Monday prior to the Conference (9th March) is a public holiday in Melbourne.

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