ECSEL 2019 IA iRel40
|Coordinator||RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 811 901|
|Project duration||May 2020 - October 2023|
Purpose and goal
The project Intelligent Reliability 4.0 (iRel4.0) brings together large parts of the European electronics value chain, from chip and component manufacturers to subsystem and system suppliers, as well as end users who integrate the electronics into their products. The purpose of iRel4.0 is to increase the quality and reliability of electronic systems and components throughout this value chain. New methods to ensure reliability and prognosticate failures that occur in both manufacturing- and use phases will be developed in the project.
Expected results and effects
The project is expected to lead to increased competitiveness in Europe in terms of electronic components and systems. The already strong position of European electronics when it comes to quality and reliability will be further strengthened. Products with electronics will also be improved as the project develops methods for prognostication of when a product / system / component will fail, which not only ensures availability through predictive maintenance but also increases the possibility of reusing products or subsystems in a circular economy.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is divided into several different work packages where specifications, methods, materials, manufacturing and tests are developed and optimized and then demonstrated in a variety of different applications. The Swedish consortium is involved in several work packages and demonstrators within the project, but the focus is to combine AI-based methods and physics-of-failure models to prognosticate and act on failures in DC / DC converters and / or inverters for electric drives in heavy vehicles.