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Measurement Science for Prognostics and Health Management of Smart Manufacturing Systems


Engineering Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Division

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50.73.51.B8258 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Vogl, Gregory William 301.975.3198


Prognostics and health management (PHM) technologies reduce maintenance time and costs for products and processes through efficient and cost-effective diagnostics and prognostics. PHM systems use real-time and historical state information of subsystems and components to provide actionable information, enabling intelligent decision-making for improved performance, safety, reliability, and maintainability. However, PHM is still an emerging field. Future smart manufacturing systems will require PHM that overcomes current challenges, including measurement science for assessment of degradation of machine tools and robotic systems. Proposals to advance the state-of-the-art for PHM of smart manufacturing systems are welcome, especially proposals that focus on the development and application of measurement techniques, physics-based models, and data-driven metrics for PHM of machine tools and robotic arms. Our facilities can support proposed work via existing testbeds for computer numerical controlled (CNC) linear axes, robotic arms, and networked machine tools.


Smart manufacturing; Diagnostics; Prognostics; PHM; Measurement science; Machine tools; Robotics; Sensors;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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