This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) provides guidelines for the design of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) systems. This guidance is technology-independent; the principles are therefore generally applicable to the majority of potential IVHM design scenarios, including “clean sheet” system design, where IVHM is considered as a primary design consideration and the retrofit of existing systems with IVHM capability, where the design process leverages and supports existing system elements. In either case, the document will provide guidance on the design considerations for an IVHM system throughout the analysis, concept development, and synthesis stages of the IVHM Design process and provide discussion for the users’ consideration on the trades, metrics, and lifecycle impacts of IVHM design decisions.
Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) systems are increasingly being designed and incorporated on different aerospace platforms but very little guidance exists for the systems engineering aspects of IVHM design. This document will provide information and guidance to system program managers and IVHM developers for the IVHM Design process. It can serve as a framework from which to develop specific design plans as an integrated part of the overall IVHM Systems Engineering process.