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PHM for Safety Critical Systems: A Particle Filtering-based Framework

Critical aircraft, spacecraft and industrial systems are required to perform robustly, reliably and safely. They must integrate hardware and software tools intended to detect and identify incipient failures and predict the remaining useful life (RUL) of failing components. Furthermore, it is desirable that non-catastrophic faults be accommodated, that is fault tolerant or contingency management algorithms be developed that will safeguard the operational integrity of such assets for the duration of the emergency.

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Unmanned vehicle path planning and risk evaluation

Path and mission planning plays an important role in improving vehicle’s availability, sustainability, survivability, and safety, reducing operating cost, guaranteeing mission success, and enabling tasks in harsh, restricted, and remote environments. Research in this area has drawn extensive interests from military, civilian, and commercial communities.

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Reliable Coordination of Unmanned Vehicle Networks

The difficulty of controlling unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks lies on the presence of physical, communication, and computation constraints, as well as different types of uncertainties. The limitation of communication and computation resources may bring in serious cyber effects, such as task jitters, delays, and packet loss.

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Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical-Human Systems (CPHS)

CPHS have both automation and human interactaction to ensure high levels of performance in safety-critical contexts. Although many approaches have been developed to deal with either physical or cyber failures, there are no systematic approaches that can handle cyber and physical failures simultaneously.