Systems Engineering (SE) for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Systems
Duration: 1 Day

November 9th – Friday – London – ASTC

Most complex systems are moving toward a “smart” solution, with automated methods for identifying and diagnosing problems. This course will explore how efficient systems can be designed in an effective manner to ensure that they meet performance requirements. Because predictive maintenance is important to the aerospace industry, this course will address systems engineering (SE) and review prognostic health management (PHM) and explain how you can utilize them to obtain a better system. Additionally, it will address requirements management; model-based design; and verification and validation.

Learning Objectives:
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify basic systems engineering terminology and methods
  • Recognize the fundamentals of PHM systems
  • Summarize why PHM design and development is fundamentally tough in today’s industrial setting.
  • Explain how SE can help with PHM design and development.

Who should attend:
This course is designed for engineers in the aviation industry who would benefit from learning how to apply principles associated with systems engineering (SE) and design, verification and validation, model-based design and analysis, and prognostic health management (PHM).


  • Introduction to Systems Engineering and Prognostic Health Management
  • Importance of Systems engineering (SE)
  • History and applications of SE
  • Differentiating Prognostic Health Management (PHM) from other disciplines
  • Applying SE to PHM
  • Requirements of management and methodology
  • Importance of stakeholders to PHM
  • Architecture and design
  • Architecture paradigms
  • Design practices for PHM
  • Model-based vs empirical methods
  • Digital revolution
  • Verification and Validation
  • Certification challenges

Ravi Rajamani
Dr. Ravi Rajamani, who works currently as a consultant, has in-depth knowledge and experience in aerospace propulsion and energy; data analytics and model-based methods for controls; and diagnostics and prognostics. Author of the book Electric Flight Technology: The Unfolding of a New Future, Dr. Rajamani has published two other books and many journal articles, conference papers and patents. Prior to his current job, he worked at Meggitt, United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and General Electric. He has PhD from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a BTech from IITD. He is actively involved in the PHM Society, SAE International technical committees, and is a visiting professor of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. He is the editor-in-chief of the SAE International Aerospace Journal, is a fellow of SAE, and is the recipient of the Forest R. McFarland Award.

Instructor Honoraria Standard
Estimated Attendance 10
AV Requirements Standard
Parts to be shipped None
Text to be purchased None
Min or Max number of students N/A
Oversized classroom required for group work N/A
Special seating required in classroom N/A