CALCE Webinar - Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your System? - Prognostics and Health Management

Michael Azarian
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:00 am US EDT

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While electronics provide tools for entertainment and leisure, electronics have also become critical to our security and safety. As such, managing downtime and maintenance is critical. With available compute power, expanding sensor technology, and machine learning, the ability to anticipate degradation and prevent in-use failure can be achieved. Prognostics and health management (PHM) combines monitoring and analysis of environmental, operational, and performance-related parameters to assess the health of a system and predict its remaining useful life.

This talk will describe data-driven and physics-of-failure-based PHM strategies employed at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), as well as the fusion of these approaches. One problem for complex systems, which is particularly common for electronics, is how to perform diagnostics on systems that contain a large number of potential failure sites and that are not adequately equipped with embedded sensors. Some potential solutions to this problem will be illustrated using examples from research in this area.

About The Presenter: Dr. Michael H. Azarian is a research scientist at the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland. He holds a Masterís and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelorís degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University.

Dr. Azarianís research is focused on the analysis, detection, prediction, and prevention of failures in electronic and electromechanical products. He has over 150 publications and 5 US patents on electronic packaging, component reliability, prognostics and health management, and tribology.

Dr. Azarian is chair of the SAE G-19A Committee which is responsible for the AS6171 family of standards on detection of counterfeit electrical, electronic and electromechanical parts. He also chairs the working group responsible for the IEEE 1624 standard on organizational reliability capability of suppliers of electronic products. Prior to joining CALCE, he spent over a dozen years in the disk drive and fiber optics industries.