COST EFFECTIVE ENGINE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM FOR ON-BOARD USE ON HOVERCRAFT

Hovercraft operate in a very hostile environment, subject to continuous spray conditions. In salt water or dusty environments, this can lead to rapid engine performance deterioration. The need for a cost effective Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) system operable by the crew, preferably on-board, clearly existed. Such a system was developed for the Bell Aerospace Canada Voyageur hovercraft making use of only existing engine instrumentation in conjunction with a programmable calculator. This approach was readily accepted by both craft operators and maintenance personnel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at ASME Meeting 10-13 March, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Karanjia, D J
    • Saravanamuttoo, HIH
  • Publication Date: 1980

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 80-GT-185
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM