22 Nov 2012 – the annual Digital Healthcare conference was held in Inverness over the 20th and 21st of November and examined how healthcare can become more Predictive, Preventative, Personalised and Participatory (“P4”) through the exploitation of digital technology.  Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL) was invited as a guest speaker to provide a comparison between the use of its data exploitation expertise to directly enable the improvement of aircraft availability and operational reliability, with data exploitation in Healthcare in order to improve ‘people availability’.  Another way of looking at the issue is that both aircraft and people need scheduled and corrective ‘maintenance’ over their life cycles; consequently, those providing that ‘maintenance’ for people have enthusiastically recognised the need to harness data to improve diagnostics and prognostics. 

We held an Attacking Downtime with Advanced Diagnostics and Testing Industry Day at our offices in Lincoln on 12 September 2012.  In addition to CTL’s data exploitation capabilities and advanced testing technology, innovative solutions from Continental Data Graphics Ltd and Cassidian Test & Services (UK) Ltd were also demonstrated.  The attendees were drawn from across industry, academia and the MOD, and the most successful aspect of the day was the full and open debate that took place about how much wasted resource and energy goes in to chasing difficult-to-detect faults.

15 Nov 2012 – the use of the Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS™) has won the US Department of Defence’s Maintenance “Great Ideas” award for a second time, following its original success in 2010.  

“This is an incredible achievement by the combined team of Universal Synaptics Corporation and TQS, who together supplied the original IFDIS™ programme for use on F-16 radar LRUs,” said CTL Technical Director Jim Cockram (picture above with, on the left, Bryan Steadman of TQS and, centre, Ken Anderson from Universal Synaptics Corporation), “especially when you consider that they won it so decisively in 2010.  The continuing use of the IFDIS™ to improve the mission capability and availability of F-16 radar LRUs was up against some stiff competition in the final at this year’s DoD maintenance symposium, but thanks to the professional and robust presentation delivered by Ken Anderson of USC, nobody in the room was in any doubt about it being the clear winner”.  

by Daniel Jones, Network & Communications Manager, Aerospace, Aviation & Defence KTN

Human bodies and aircraft might not seem to be very similar at first glance, but they do share one common characteristic; when they go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous.

Humans are susceptible to myriad conditions, disorders and ailments that can be restrictive, debilitating or lethal; our first knowledge that something is wrong is a symptom, but often we must rely on the expertise and judgement of those operating within the medical profession to deduce from the symptom what the condition is and how best to treat it.

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01 Aug 2012 – Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL) is proud to announce that it is now an Industry Partner of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services (EPSRC Centre in TES), which is based at Cranfield University.  As part of our contribution to the EPSRC Centre in TES, last month CTL delivered an Ncompass™ 4000 to the Centre’s R&D team who are running a 3-year research project into No Fault Found (NFF).  CTL is also providing specialistadvice and assistance to the NFF research team.

28 Aug 2012 – Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL), Europe’s leading innovators in the field of No Fault Found and in solutions to defeat downtime, are carrying out intermittent fault detection and integrity testing on RAF Chinook helicopters to support the UK’s Ministry Of Defence (MOD) in their endeavours to improve the maintainability and availability of this vital helicopter fleet.

These test trials have already successfully demonstrated the unique capabilities of the Ncompass™ 4000 test equipment in the testing of components ranging from wiring to switch panels to circuit breakers.  The MOD is extremely pleased with the extent of the Ncompass™ test results so far and is reviewing what maintenance actions to take in light of the test findings.  In addition, Ncompass™ testing will also be carried out on other Chinook systems and components in the near future, and CTL will publish further details in due course. If you want to know more then please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL), Europe’s leading innovators in the field of No Fault Found and in solutions to defeat downtime, will be throwing open the doors of their Lincoln office on the 12th September to host their 2012  Industry Day.  Attendance is free.

We are holding our first Industry Day to support those industries who are looking for solutions to reduce downtime on operational platforms, vehicles and systems – particularly by reducing unplanned, repeating faults that have a disproportionate impact on operations.  CTL will demonstrate how we are successfully delivering solutions to these problems.  In addition, the Industry Day will provide attendees with an outstanding opportunity to share ideas and best practice with their peers from across different industry sectors and backgrounds.

Click here to download the flyer, and if you want to know more then please call us on 01522 668901 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You may also be interested in some of our recent case studies. Please click here to download an overview.

 

 

06 Jul 2012 – Copernicus Technology Ltd, Europe’s leading innovators in the field of No Fault Found and in solutions to defeat downtime, is proud to announce that it is expanding its range of training courses by the immediate addition of new courses in No Fault Found (NFF) and Advanced Diagnostics.  

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