Sikorsky assigned HUMS patent

Sikorsky assigned HUMS patent 21 Jul, 11, Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky have been assigned patent #7,984,146 – developed by James N. Rozak, Cheshire,CT and James P. Cycon, Media,PA.  The topic is listed as “aircraft health and usage monitoring system with comparative fleet statistics.”

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) utilizes a common architecture which permits OEM and rotorcraft operators to view and trend HUMS data for an entire aircraft fleet independent of aircraft model, HUMS vendor, or raw data format. The system operates through a web portal that provides users with comparative information on HUMS parameters relative to fleet statistics. The user may view HUMS data for the entire fleet or drill down to a particular HUMS acquisition on a specific flight. The web based format also facilities display and communication of warnings in a timely manner.”

The full-text of the patent can be found here

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