Frequently Asked Questions

What are the PHMC research objectives?
The Consortium's research goal is to develop the technologies, techniques and methodologies to enable the conduct of prognostics of products and systems containing electronics. To meet this goal, the Consortium's core research objectives are:

How is research conducted and reviewed within the PHMC?
The PHMC has defined a set of research projects aligned with its long term objectives in the area of PHM of electronics products and systems. The projects are planned in one-year increments and progress is reviewed by the membership at semiannual meetings. PHMC members are encouraged to actively participate in research projects.

What are the deliverables of the PHMC?
The PHMC deliverables are the results from the research projects. Each project defines its own deliverables, which take the form of algorithms, methodologies, experimental data, case studies, and/or technical reports. All of the Consortium's results are disseminated via the PHMC website. All PHMC members share equally in the results of all the research projects.

How much does it cost to join?
The annual membership fee is $35K.

What portion of a member organization has access to the PHMC work?
PHMC memberships are site specific (where a "site" usually refers to a particular geographic location).

When do I have to pay the membership fee?
Membership fees are payable prior to accessing the Consortium’s resources. The payment allows a company to be a member for one year.

Will the CALCE Electronic Product and Systems Consortium continue to do PHM projects?
The CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Consortium is not performing research projects in the PHM area since October 2006. Organizations that are interested in PHM research are encouraged to join the new consortium.

What is PHMC's relationship with CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Consortium?
PHMC is a spin-off of the CALCE EPSC, and will remain strongly associated. The research projects within PHMC and CALCE EPSC will be planned so that there is no duplication of effort.