Congratulations to Mohammed Hassan, Kareem Gouda, Travis Edwards, and Erin Ballentine for their presentations. View the photos here, and peruse their publications from our publications page or from each of the team members' bio pages.
Rhea McCaslin and Erin Ballentine presented at the Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination seminar at Fort Jackson's Women's History Month. Congratulations to the ladies of CBM!
The CBM team is pleased to welcome the newest addition to Mechanical Engineering - Professor Dr. Joshua Tarbutton. He is also the newest member to the University of South Carolina Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) team. Dr. Tarbutton's expertise includes but is not limited to sensing, manufacturing, and controls.
CBM is pleased to announce a grant from the SC National Guard, US Army, and DOD titled “U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Commands – Condition Based Maintenance Program: Tail Rotor and Main-Rotor Swashplate Assembly Testing” in the amount of $500,000.
CBM has received a grant funded by the SC National Guard and the U.S. Navy in the amount of $100,000 titled "Natural Language Processing in Condition Based Maintenance: V-22 Osprey (CLIN 0001)."
Congratulations to CBM undergraduate students who graduated this past weekend from the University of South Carolina. This year's graduates are: Samuel Bernstel, Travis Edwards, Erin Ballentine, Ronak Patel, Omar Abdulhadi, and Nick Metrakos.
As part of the College of Engineering and Computing's outreach program, Engineering Week, CBM featured a helicopter for visitors to explore and watch take off. Click here to see photos from this year's Engineering Week!
CBM at USC is excited to be featured in a story by the Columbia FreeTimes. Please click here to read the article.
Thanks to CBM undergraduate research assistant Andrew Patterson for creating this word cloud to describe the various facets of CBM. This innovative marketing tool is a great way to get a snapshot of our program.
Congratulations to Trevor Roebuck for successfully defending his research! Trevor presented his PhD thesis titled "Vibration Analysis Processes in Noisy Environments for the Purposes of Condition Based Maintenance and the Signficance of Regime Recognition." Trevor completed his bachelor's degree at Augusta State University and his master's at USC. The CBM community is extremely proud of Trevor's accomplishments!
Congratulations to Praveen Nooli (left) and Nicholas Goodman (right) for successfully defending their research this week. Praveen presented his Master’s Thesis, titled "A Versatile and Computationally Efficient Condition Indicator for AH-64 Rotorcraft Gearboxes", and Nicholas defended his PhD Dissertation on "Applications of Data Mining for the Improvement and Synthesis of Diagnostic Metrics for Rotating Machinery". In completing this milestone, the two veteran CBM research assistants have cleared the way for their graduation this May.
The CBM Research Center received a new grant entitled "U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Commands - Condition Based Maintenance Program: Aircraft Components Testing (CLIN0012)". This grant is funded by SC Army National Guard/DOD for a total amount of $500,000.
Congratulations to CBM for receiving a new grant entitled " Achieving CBM Goals: Effects of Controlling Vibration on AH-64D Apache Operating Costs and Readiness Rates (CLIN 0011)". This grant is funded by SC Army National Guard/DOD for a total amount of $745,000.00 for two years.
The CBM Research Center received a new grant from the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Command- Aviation Engineering Directorate (AMCOM-AED) through the SC Army National Guard. The grant is entitled, “Comprehensive Rotary-Wing Aircraft Research Plan in Support of the U.S. Army CBM Program: Sensor Development, Data Fusion, Diagnosis Algorithms, and Flight Regime Recognition.” This is a one year grant of $ 1 million.
CBM Onsite SCARNG Consultant, Tim Cook, was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal, The South Carolina Military Department's Meritorious Service Medal, as well as The Honorable Order of St. Michael for his service culminating as a Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Company, 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion. Sgt. Cook was also recognized for his recent efforts in AH-64 Apache Longbow Vibration Analysis and advances in main rotor blade vibration dampening. The award ceremony was held at Tim's home in Leesville with a surprise visit by an Apache AH-64 Helicopter! Congratulations to Tim for all of his accomplishments! Photos
Dr. Abdel Bayoumi leads a training session during the Army Aviation Training Conference presented by Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) in Washington DC, presentation entitled “Effectiveness of Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) in Army Aviation”. The session covered topics on how to transition to a CBM approach to maintenance; available data on logistics, usage, maintenance, supply, missions, and training procedure. View presentation
The CBM team recently represented USC at the 66th Annual AHS Annual Forum. In addition to hosting a program booth, members Nicholas Goodman and Praveen Nooli presented papers on data mining of condition indicators and tribological studies of gearbox grease, respectively. Both presentations can be viewed in the Publication section.
Congrats to our teammate, David Coats, on winning the Discovery Day Award for his project entitled, "Advanced Time-Frequency Mutual Information Measures for Condition Based Maintenance of Helicopter Drive Train". View David's poster
LTG Phillips is the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics and Technology) and Director, Acquisition Career Management of the United States Army.
Our team received two new grants for a total of $ 500,000 from the U.S Army-Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to explore a new concept of diagnosis and health & usage monitoring system (HUMS) of the main rotor swashplate assembly of military rotorcraft through testing.
We recently received awards totaling $976,500 to expand our CBM activities to include both the development of the new generation of Health Monitoring Systems ($757,500), as well as Lubrication and Oil Analysis ($125,000) as a means of sensing, and to carry out more onboard component testing ($94,000). All three tasks are DOD grants through the South Carolina Army National Guard.
The Main Rotor Swashplate Test Stand has received approval for major upgrades which were completed this summer. These modifications expand the loading capabilities of the test stand and greatly improve operational efficiency. View a description of the new design.
Congratulations to Dr. Vytautas Blechertas and Mr. Nicholas Goodman for their well-received presentations at the 2nd Annual AHS CBM Specialists' Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama. Their presentations can be viewed in the Publication section.
Dr. Abdel Bayoumi has been awarded $868,404 by the SC National Guard / DOD for his project entitled, "Comprehensive Rotary-Wing Aircraft Research Plan in Support of the U.S. Army Conditioned Based Maintenance Program" and $500,000 for his project entitled, "U.S. Army Conditioned Based Maintenance Program: Aircraft Components Testing."
USC took the lead of a session at the American Helicopter Society's Technical Specialist's meeting on Condition Based Maintenance. If you missed the event, copies of all 4 papers presented are now available in the Publications section.
The USC CBM Research Center was the feature story in the University's quarterly magazine, Breakthrough, which spotlights developing research programs at the University. Click here to read and download the full article, or visit our publications section for all of the recent articles regarding cbm@usc.
The University of South Carolina's College of Engineering and Computing in conjunction with the South Carolina Army National Guard officially opened the Condition-Based Maintenenance Center on Thursday. Missed the ceremony? All articles have been reproduced here for your convenience. More
The June Issue of Army Aviation Magazine chronicles the collaborative effort between the Army and Academia in improving Condition Based Maintenance methodologies at the University of South Carolina. Written by Col. Frank Atkins and Ret. Col. James "Kimo" Bacon. Full Article