Prognostics and Health Management Consortium

The Prognostics and Health Management Consortium (PHMC) is an industry and government supported research and education consortium within the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE). The mission of the PHM Consortium is to provide basic research and technology on prognostics and health management to members. CALCE has been performing cooperative, industrially focused research on prognostics for approximately eight years with a demonstrated track record of disseminating research results for industrial competitive advantage.

PHM efforts at CALCE are geared towards achieving the following long term research objectives:

CALCE's interdisciplinary PHM Consortium team consists of faculty in electronics, reliability, materials, and mechanical engineering. This team of 22 research professors and scientists supported by approximately 60 Ph.D. and 30 M.S. candidates has authored over 40 internationally acclaimed textbooks and well over 850 research publications relevant to electronics reliability. These publications have been in the forefront of the development and implementation of Physics-of-Failure (PoF) approaches to electronics reliability and life cycle prediction, including Physics-of-Failure (PoF).

The resources available to the PHM Consortium include the CALCE testing and failure analysis laboratory (TSFA), one of the largest and most extensively equipped electronics failure analysis facilities in the world and proprietary CALCE developed virtual qualification software for electronic products.