Journal of the IEST, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 44 - 58, April 2010

Prognostics and Health Assessment Implementation for
Electronic Products

Jie Gu
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE),
University of Maryland, College Park

Michael Pecht
City University of Hong Kong, and
University of Maryland, College Park


Traditional handbook-based reliability prediction methods for electronic products are inaccurate and misleading. In this paper, we will present a prognostics and health management (PHM) approach that is more suitable for reliability (remaining life) assessment for electronic products, since it considers actual operational and environmental loading conditions for individual products. The process for implementing PHM in electronics is discussed. Several examples of implementation in industry and defense are also given.

Keywords: Electronics, health management, prognostics

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