Testability and Prognostics

  • Lorenzo Fedele


With a view to maintenance, the concept of system testability is understood as the ‘intrinsic characteristic of a system or apparatus to permit means of internal self-diagnosis, or appropriate external instrumentation, to verify the functional efficiency and diagnose breakdowns'. This logistical parameter has been a matter of concern for some time now, and many figures of merit (FOM) have been defined for it in order to evaluate the quality of a system of self-diagnosis or to estimate how testable an apparatus is from outside.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipto. Ingegneria Meccanica e AerospazialeUniversità di Roma SapienzaRomeItaly

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