United Aircraft Technologies Launches Groundbreaking Pilot Program
May 8, 2023
Originally posted: May 8, 2023
Last edited: 3 weeks ago
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United Aircraft Technologies Launches Groundbreaking Pilot Program to Revolutionize Electrical System Maintenance in Emergency Vehicles
United Aircraft Technologies (UAT), a veteran, minority, and female-led aerospace company, is set to launch a pilot program with the City of Madison, WI, in partnership with the Madison Fire Department, to test its revolutionary Electric Health Usage Monitoring System (e-HUMS™) on two emergency vehicles, an ambulance and a fire truck.
"Partnering with the City of Madison, WI, on this pilot program is a critical opportunity for UAT to validate our technology in ground transportation, and we are thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking moment," said Evaguel Rhysing, CEO of UAT. "With the success of this pilot, we believe that our technology can be used in various emergency vehicles in the future, reducing maintenance costs and improving safety while aiding the electrification of ground vehicles across the US.”
With UAT's technology, crews can monitor the status of the entire wiring system in real-time, reducing troubleshooting times that usually take days or weeks down to hours with a few simple steps. Additionally, UAT's technology can monitor existing electrical systems and batteries, providing performance data and tracking fluctuations in power consumption, leading to reduced downtime caused by electrical faults and wire degradation.
To aid in the implementation and advancement of the electrification of ground vehicles, UAT is collaborating with the City of Madison, WI, on this pilot program, which is the first of its kind in North America. The Madison Fire Department comprises 14 fire stations serving an area of nearly 100 square miles (about the area of Athens, Georgia) and a population of over 250,000. The City of Madison Fire Department made headlines in 2021 when it unveiled the first-ever electric fire truck to be placed into active duty in North America, a Pierce Volterra electric pumper, which has been in continuous service for the past two years at Madison's Station No. 8. A first in North America, the Volterra is manufactured by Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton and speaks volumes about the City of Madison’s and Pierce both committing to renewable energy. Madison has also placed an order for the first production model being worked on by Pierce.
"We are thrilled to be part of this pilot program with United Aircraft Technologies,” said Mahanth Joishy, the City of Madison’s Fleet Superintendent. “The opportunity to incorporate their e-HUMS™ into our emergency vehicles aligns perfectly with our goals of enhancing operational efficiency while reducing our carbon footprint and setting an example for other fleets. We look forward to the positive impact this collaboration will have on our fleet, the community we serve, and our commitment to sustainable emergency services without compromising on the mission."
UAT's dual-use technology is applicable in both aerospace and ground applications, making it an ideal solution for the electrification of ground vehicles across the US. The company is launching several commercial pilot programs in various industries, including manufacturing and ground transportation, to further refine their technology for dual-use applications, broadening the company's reach beyond aviation.
The Madison pilot program is set to begin at the end of July 2023, and UAT is looking forward to demonstrating the potential of their revolutionary e-HUMS™ system on the city's emergency vehicles.
United Aircraft Technologies (UAT) is a veteran, minority, and female led aerospace company headquartered in Troy, NY. Their first ever Electric Health Usage Monitoring System (e-HUMS™) uses patented Smart Interconnecting Clamp(s) (SICC), and an Augmented Reality Monitoring System (ARMS), which consist of lightweight thermoplastic smart clamps and AI-powered software that simplifies electrical monitoring, diagnostics, and forecasting while collecting information and assessing performance. The ARMS software uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to create a live Digital Twin of the entire system, allowing crew members to localize, diagnose, and troubleshoot the electrical system with ease. UAT has assembled a team of engineers and business professionals who have backgrounds at Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the US Air Force, the US Navy, and NASA and has secured multiple DoD contracts and private equity funding totaling over 2 million dollars (US).
For more information on UAT, their technology, and their team visit: www.uairtek.com