The adoption of diagnostics and prognostics technology is accelerating in different industries. Fundamentally diagnostics is a “health meter” describing the state of the fault, degradation, failure modes in question. Given the deployment of the technology in industrial and safety critical applications there is a need to develop legible approach proving the effectiveness of the technology.
- Diagnostics and prognostic technologies are enablers of availability and safety
- Diagnostics acts as a “failure meter” employing sophisticated analytical techniques based on sensors and other information
- In reviewing diagnostics and prognostics, there is a need to decompose the architecture into different functional blocks
- A robust assurance framework will be necessary to provide comprehensible metrics that allow confidence and wider acceptance of the technology