Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 13, pp. 3-7, 1997.

"Smart" Electronic Systems for Condition-Based Health Management

N. Kelkar, A. Dasgupta, M. Pecht, I. Knowles, M. Hawley, and D. Jennings


Condition-based health management of electronic systems involves monitoring the system condition using real-time, in-situ sensing techniques and taking appropriate maintenance actions based on the physics-of-failure (FoP) interpretation of the collected data.  This paper discusses the applicability of monitoring condition degradation in printed wiring assemblies (PWA) due to potential wear-out failure mechanisms.  Techniques are provided to assess the remaining life.

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