Multi-level methods for combined diagnostics and prognostics

Gautam Biswas, Sankaran Mahadevan

Integrated Systems Health Management (ISHM) provides the ability to maintain system health and performance over the life of safety-critical systems. This paper discusses a model-based approach to diagnosis and prognosis of safety-critical systems that combines fault detection, isolation and identification, fault-adaptive control, and prognosis into a common framework. At the core of this framework are a set of component oriented physical system models. By incorporating physics of failure models into component models the dynamic behavior of a failing or degrading system can be derived by simulation. Current state in-formation predicts future behavior and performance of the system to guide decision making on system opera-tion and maintenance.

Subjects: 1.5 Diagnosis; 1.6 Engineering And Science

Submitted: Oct 4, 2007