US Air Force selects UEI health and monitoring system for Huey helicopter

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United Electronic Industries’ health in-flight health monitoring system for helicopters is to be used on the US Air Force’s Bell UH-1N Huey helicopter after it passed DO-160 certification and the requisite MIL-STD-810 testing for use on the aircraft.

United Electronic Industries (UEI) HUMS1 (Health and Usage Monitoring System) is a modified version of UEI’s DNR-MIL data acquisition chassis. The UEI-HUMS1 provides a single LRU instead of the two separate LRUs in the previous design.

The I/O provided in the UEI-HUMS1 includes dozens of analog, digital, synchro/resolver, speed/rotation and ARINC-429 interfaces which monitor critical aircraft systems including engine, transmission, flight control positions, fuel and hydraulic systems and more.

“We are excited that our UEI-HUMS1 monitoring system has passed DO-160 and will be going onto the UH-1N helicopters,” said Shaun Miller, President of United Electronic Industries. “The UEI-HUMS1 joins our rapidly growing family of off-the-shelf measurement and control equipment being deployed by our DoD customers.”

“The technology in our MIL series of products is designed to meet all the rigorous requirements of deployed military applications including DO-160, and MIL-SPEC 810, 461, 704 and 1275. Completion of this testing confirms the proven reliability of UEI products.”

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