A Survey of Health Management User Objectives in Aerospace Systems Related to Diagnostic and Prognostic Metrics



Published Mar 22, 2021
Kevin R. Wheeler Tolga Kurtoglu Scott D. Poll


One of the most prominent technical challenges to effective deployment of health management systems is the vast difference in user objectives with respect to engineering development. In this paper, a detailed survey on the objectives of different users of health management systems is presented. These user objectives are then mapped to the metrics typically encountered in the development and testing of two main systems health management functions: diagnosis and prognosis. Using this mapping, the gaps between user goals and the metrics associated with diagnostics and prognostics are identified and presented with a collection of lessons learned from previous studies that include both industrial and military aerospace applications.

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diagnosis, prognostics, health management, user requirements

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