PHM18 Technology Demonstration

Technology Demonstration Description and Proposal

The PHM Society invites our conference sponsors to show off their diagnostic and prognostic engineering approaches through PHM Technology Demonstrations. The concept of the demonstrations is to offer a true “hands-on” learning experience for attendees. Multiple demonstrations will be given as brief tutorials to small groups. Each demo will last 30 to 60 minutes, where attendees will be encouraged to actively participate. All tech demo presenters also have the option to submit a 1-page flyer/brochure to be included on the website, as well as additional recognition in the printed conference program. The single page on the website will be in the company’s desired format. (See the proposal solicitation for more details.)

Please submit proposals and questions to the co-chair listed below by August 15th, 2018.

Technology Demonstration Chairs:
James Larkin,
Laurel Frediani,

Some potential demonstration topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Certification and Validation Techniques for Health Management Applications
  • Fielded Prognostic or Advanced Diagnostic Systems
  • Innovative System Maintenance Approaches
  • Rapid Aging Testing and Analysis Techniques
  • Sensors and Sensor Integration for Health Management
  • System Identification Processes to Support Health Management Goals

This demonstration opportunity is open to sponsors of the PHM 2018 conference. Interested parties should submit a brief proposal of their PHM technology demonstration, including:

  • Demonstration description
  • Methods of attendee interaction planned (the more, the better)
  • Educational value
  • Display requirements (tables, projector/screen, audio, etc.)
  • Storage and transportation needs

Technology Demonstration Attendance Sign-Up Process

All conference participants are invited to attend the interactive, “hands-on” technology demonstrations. There are multiple demonstrations from which to choose (see below for details). Due to limited space, attendees must sign-up in advance at the demo conference rooms. Time slots are allotted to attendees on a first-come-first-serve basis on the sign-up sheet.

NOTE: Demonstration content (hardware, software, concepts, material, and data) must be cleared for public release.

Technology Demonstration Topics and Presenters:

  • Remaining Useful Life Estimation using MATLAB and Simulink [MathWorks]
  • UTAS Intelligent Solutions [UTC Aerospace Systems]

Technology Demonstration Schedule

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Schedule

  • TBD

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Schedule

  • TBD

Technology Demonstration Summaries

Remaining Useful Life Estimation using MATLAB and Simulink
Presenter: MathWorks
MathWorks will show how to use machine learning and time series modeling capabilities to monitor the health of a machine and estimate its Remaining Useful Life (RUL) using different techniques based on the data available. The algorithm will then be deployed to an Internet of Things (IoT) platform such as ThingSpeak.
The demo will cover how to access data and bring it into MATLAB from a variety of sources including cloud storage systems such as Azure and Amazon, preprocessing it and extracting features using signal processing and statistical techniques, and building predictive models to estimate RUL using similarity and trend-based methods. The datasets will include the NASA dataset for jet engines. The demo will also show how to develop a dashboard in MATLAB that can be used to monitor data as it comes in. Finally, the demo will also cover the use of simulation data modeling the failure of an oil pump to train RUL estimation models that track exponential degradation.
Attendees will be able to interact with the presenters and see how they can evaluate different techniques and modeling methods for developing their algorithms. They will also be able to introduce faults into the simulation model used to generate data. This will allow them to explore how the machine’s behavior can change as fault type and severity is varied. They key way this demo builds on last year’s demo is its focus on RUL and the dashboards that can be built with MATLAB.

UTAS Intelligent Solutions
Presenter: UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS)
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) will demonstrate a hardware and software solution for aircraft PHM. This proposed demonstration will show how data from the Electronic Flight Bag, data from a vQAR, and data from aircraft sensors (potentially wireless) can be recorded, edge analytics performed, and data transmitted off the aircraft via Cellular or WiFi to a Cloud environment. Once in the Cloud environment, the demonstration will show how the data is analyzed, the health condition of the component predicted, and maintenance recommendation is issued.
Attendees will learn about the integration of hardware and software to provide a big data PHM solution for new and legacy aircraft. Utility for rail PHM will also be highlighted.
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