Improved Electronics Maintenance through Tester Prognostics

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Global Strategic Solutions LLC
22375 Broderick Drive Array
Sterling, VA 20166
Principal Investigator


Prognostics and health management (PHM) technology is critical for monitoring, detecting, and managing impending faults and enabling proactive maintenance of electronic systems before actual failures occur. This is essential to enhancing weapons system availability and maintaining a high level of mission readiness and system affordability. Current PHM advancements have focused on developing physics based and parametric data driven models to enable a predictive analytics capability. There is a need to integrate these advancements with Automatic Test Equipment data. This effort covers the development and application of a toolset to enable the integration of data produced by the electronic system (BIT, on-system diagnostics) with data produced by health assessment models and algorithms and data from ATE test results- for system-level prognostics and health management of electronic systems. The effort is focused on developing a system health record (SHR) framework for the collection, integration, processing, distribution and management of health state data across multiple networked ATE systems and multiple maintenance organizations. This effort includes the application and enhancement of the latest IEEE ATS-related standards such as ATML to provide a structure for capturing, exchange and management of health state data and information across the maintenance infrastructure.