2010 Prognostics & System Health Management Conf., Macau, China, Jan. 12-14, 2010.

Prognostics and Health Management for Energetic Material Systems

Gang Niua*, Davinder Anandb, Michael Pechta, c

a. Center for Prognostics and System Health Management, City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
b. Center for Energetic Concepts Development, University of Maryland,
College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
c. CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Consortium, University of Maryland,
College Park, Maryland 20742, USA



In order to ensure that military and weapons systems are reliable and support civil development in finding alternative clean energy solution, research in energetic materials is being actively encouraged and expanded. However, reliability, safety, durability and stability are the main obstacles to the development of energetic materials. In order to solve these problems, health monitoring and lifetime assessment technology is currently being actively researched. This paper proposes prognostics and health management (PHM) as an effective tool to address these issues. A roadmap for developing PHM methodology for energetic material systems is proposed, and PHM benefits are also analyzed. 

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