9th Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium Exhibits and Conference, 2004

Application of In-Situ Health Monitoring and Prognostic Sensors

Jingsong Xie
Michael Pecht

Prognostics Health Management Group
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


This paper reviews the applications of in-situ health monitoring and prognostic sensors with the focus on those in electronic systems. It provides an insight into the issues of utilizing in-situ sensors in electronic systems for health monitoring and prognostics. Those issues are discussed in comparison to those for mechanical systems and structures. This paper also introduces a physics-of-failure based life-consumption monitoring methodology for the health monitoring and life prediction of electronic systems.

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