Diagnostic systems and methods for predictive condition monitoring

  • US 7,308,385 B2
  • Filed: 08/15/2005
  • Issued: 12/11/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A monitoring apparatus for diagnosing faults in a system, comprising:

  • a reference data store containing failure mode identification data and associated system data sampled from behavior of said system in the failure mode; and

    a similarity engine responsive to monitored system data indicative of monitored behavior of said system, for generating at least one similarity value for a comparison of the monitored data to said failure mode associated system data, as a diagnostic indication of said failure mode.

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