Aníbal Bregón

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This work is focused on structural approaches to studying diagnosability properties given a system model taking into account, both simultaneously or separately, integral and differential causal interpretations for differential constraints. We develop a model characterization and corresponding algorithms , for studying system diagnosability using a(More)
— Systems health management (SHM) is an important set of technologies aimed at increasing system safety and reliability by detecting, isolating, and identifying faults; and predicting when the system reaches end of life (EOL), so that appropriate fault mitigation and recovery actions can be taken. Model-based SHM approaches typically make use of global,(More)
The issue of residual generation using structural analysis has been studied by several authors. Structural analysis does not permit to generate the analytical expressions of residuals since the model of the system is abstracted by its structure. However, it determines the set of constraints from which residuals can be generated and it provides the(More)
Model-based prognostics approaches capture system knowledge in the form of physics-based models of components that include how they fail. These methods consist of a damage estimation phase, in which the health state of a component is estimated, and a prediction phase, in which the health state is projected forward in time to determine end of life. However,(More)
Prognostics, which deals with predicting remaining useful life of components, subsystems, and systems, is a key technology for systems health management that leads to improved safety and reliability with reduced costs. The prognostics problem is often approached from a component-centric view. However, in most cases, it is not specifically component(More)
The FDI and DX communities have developed complementary approaches that exploit structural relations in the system model to find efficient solutions for the residual generation and residual evaluation steps in fault detection and isolation in dynamic systems. This paper compares three different structural techniques, two from the DX community and one from(More)
—Within systems health management, prognostics fo-cuses on predicting the remaining useful life of a system. In the model-based prognostics paradigm, physics-based models are constructed that describe the operation of a system and how it fails. Such approaches consist of an estimation phase, in which the health state of the system is first identified, and a(More)