ECSEL 2019 IA iRel40
|RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 4 811 901
|May 2020 - October 2023
Purpose and goal
The overall goal of the project was to improve the quality, reliability and accessibility of electronics. New techniques and methods have been developed to predict failures and remaining useful life in power electronics components. This provides the end users in the project with valuable information that can lead to reduced warranty measures with extended service life, as well as increased understanding/control of individual components and thus the opportunity for system and cost optimization.
Expected results and effects
The main output of the project is a proof-of-concept demonstrator that shows how to improve the reliability of power electronics by combining AI/ML data-driven models and Physics-of-failure methods to monitor health conditions and forecast remaining life. A further result of the project is a set of data that can be used as a starting point for developing and testing new models for diagnostics and prognostics. In general, these results are expected to contribute to improving the reliability of power electronics.
Planned approach and implementation
During the course of the project, the Swedish consortium mainly collaborated in an industrial pilot that dealt with power electronics for heavy vehicles. At the same time, an exchange took place with the international consortium through, for example, WP and Task leadership. The work has gone from specification, method development and analysis to development of tools and tests.