T. Kurtoğlu; "Designing Health Management...", Jan. 6
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Designing Health Management Systems for Next Generation Aerospace Vehicle



Tolga Kurtoğlu


Systems health management (SHM) is considered a system engineering discipline that includes “the processes, techniques, and technologies used to design, analyze, build, verify, and operate a system to prevent faults and to minimize their effects.” Novel automatic or semi-automatic SHM techniques – implemented in hardware, software, or both – have the potential of bringing increased autonomy and improved performance to NASA missions. While it is widely accepted that the accomplishment of these goals are critical for a system’s safety, affordability, and performance, successful implementation of SHM systems remains as a key challenge for various technical reasons. In this talk, I will present highlights of my recent research efforts and introduce various systematic synthesis and analysis techniques developed with the goal of integrating SHM into the design of next generation aerospace vehicles. Finally, based on my past and current work, I will discuss future research challenges and highlight their practical implications.

Tolga Kurtoğlu is a Research Scientist at the Intelligent Systems Division of the NASA Ames Research Center working for the Systems Health Management group. His research focuses on artificial intelligence in design, the development of diagnostic and prognostic health management systems, model-based diagnosis, design automation and optimization, and risk and reliability based design. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and has an M.S. degree in the same field from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Kurtoglu has published over 40 articles and papers in various journals and conferences and is an active member of ASME, ASEE, AIAA, AAAI, PHM Society, and the Design Society. Prior to his work with NASA, he worked as a design engineer at Dell Corporation in Austin, Texas.

January 6, 2010, 13:40, FENS L058