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A Methodology for Assessing the Remaining Life of Electronic Products

Volume 2, Number 4, October 2006 - Paper 7  - pp. 383 - 395

S. Mathew1, P. Rodgers2, V. Eveloy2, N. Vichare1 and M. Pecht1

1ALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
2The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

(Received on January 25, 2006)


Remaining life assessment is an estimate of the reliability of a product in its life cycle application environment based on health monitoring and prognostics analyses.  This paper reviews remaining life assessment methodologies that are currently employed for engineering products, and discusses their potential applicability to electronic 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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