International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 383-395, October, 2006.

A Methodology for Assessing the Remaining Life of Electronic Products

S. Mathew, P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, N. Vichare, and M. Pecht
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Remaining life assessment an estimate of the reliability of a product in its life cycle application environment based on health monitoring and prognostics analyses. This paper review remaining life assessment methodologies that are currently employed for engineering products, and discusses their potential applicability to electronics systems. Based on this review, a generic 'Health Status Assessment' methodology for assessing the remaining life of electronic products is derived. The methodology is applied to an electronic circuit board used in a space application.

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