Learn More
The battery management system (BMS) is a critical component of electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The purpose of the BMS is to guarantee safe and reliable battery operation. To maintain the safety and reliability of the battery, state monitoring and evaluation, charge control, and cell balancing are functionalities that have been implemented in BMS. As(More)
—Analog circuits play a vital role in ensuring the availability of industrial systems. Unexpected circuit failures in such systems during field operation can have severe implications. To address this concern, we developed a method for detecting faulty circuit condition, isolating fault locations, and predicting the remaining useful performance of analog(More)
The effectiveness of electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors can be significantly impaired by motion artifacts which can cause misdiagnoses, lead to inappropriate treatment decisions, and trigger false alarms. Skin stretch associated with patient motion is a significant source of motion artifacts in current ECG monitoring. In this study, motion artifacts are(More)
To provide an early warning of failure for cost effective maintenance to extend the life of electronic systems, there is a growing interest to perform prognostics and health management. This paper provides a review of various prognostics and health management approaches that involve sensing, parameter interpretation, anomaly detection, weak components(More)
This paper reviews the possible causes and effects for no-fault-found observations and intermittent failures in electronic products and summarizes them into cause and effect diagrams. Several types of intermittent hardware failures of electronic assemblies are investigated, and their characteristics and mechanisms are explored. One solder joint intermittent(More)
Prognostics and systems health management (PHM) is an enabling discipline of technologies and methods with the potential of solving reliability problems that have been manifested due to complexities in design, manufacturing, environmental and operational use conditions, and maintenance. Over the past decade, research has been conducted in PHM of information(More)
A flexible model for estimating reliability of RAID storage systems is presented. This model corrects errors associated with the common assumption that system times to failure follow a homogeneous Poisson process. Separate generalized failure distributions are used to model catastrophic failures and usage dependent data corruptions for each hard drive.(More)
Some advantages of predicting reliability include providing advance warning signs of failure, and the reduction of life cycle costs by reducing inspection and unscheduled maintenance. However, predictions can be inaccurate if they do not account for the actual environments that the product is subjected to in its life cycle. This paper describes an in-situ(More)
Failure precursors indicate changes in a measured variable that can be associated with impending failure. By identifying precursors to failure and by monitoring them, system failures can be predicted and actions can be taken to mitigate their effects. In this study, three potential failure precursor candidates, threshold voltage, transconductance, and(More)