Ronak Shah

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The University of South Carolina is currently implementing the procedure presented in the publication " Integration of Maintenance Management Systems and Health Monitoring Systems through Historical Data Investigation. " This particular application is attempting to merge TAMMS-A records with data collected from Intelligent Automation Corporation's Vibration(More)
Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) are the core of traditional maintenance record-keeping practices and often facilitate the usage of textual descriptions of faults and actions performed on a vehicle. Recently developed Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) are capable of directly monitoring vehicle component parameters; however, attempts to link(More)
Our fourth component of research is focusing on expanding the Cost and Benefit Analysis (CBA) has been carried out to reflect on the whole CBM roadmap. This includes the cost savings in parts cost, operational support, the increase in mission capability rates, the decrease in scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance, and the increase in total flight time. It(More)
One of the most expensive and time consuming tasks relating to Condition Based Maintenance involves the testing of mechanical components for CBM. A scientific plan is being developed to identify components that will return the most value within a short time for implementation of CBM. This plan is also based on the historical (TAMMS-A and VMU) data that we(More)
rotorcraft Vibration Management Enhancement Program. The paper gives an analysis of the CBM concept and its functional layers, such as condition monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics and health management systems, followed by diagnosis and prognosis enabling technologies and concepts; followed by research and development of Health and Usage Monitoring(More)
In critical conditions, gears operate with insufficient lubrication and efforts are made to improve the life of these gears against wear. A local gear-tooth defect such as a fatigue crack, pit, or chip weakens a tooth and causes transient events in the system. The magnitude and duration of these events depend mainly upon the severity of the defect and the(More)
BACKGROUND Developing novel drugs from traditional medicinal knowledge can serve as a means to improve public health. Yet countries in sub-Saharan Africa face barriers in translating traditional medicinal knowledge into commercially viable health products. Barriers in moving along the road towards making a new drug available include insufficient(More)
BACKGROUND Field trials have demonstrated the efficacy of insecticide-treated nets, and the WHO has recently endorsed a shift toward Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated nets (LLINs) due to factors such as reduced distribution costs. However, the need for LLINs poses several challenges. Is it possible to manufacture LLINs in large quantities in the African(More)