A health management (HM) system is responsible for information gathering about a system’s health and corresponding decision-making. HM systems are typically used to identify any degradation in performance that may affect safety or successful operations of a system. Effective long term development of successful health management solutions requires an improved understanding of the relationship between potential adverse events that may happen during flight, and validated tools, technologies, and techniques developed for mitigating their negative effects on system safety and functionality. This paper presents a study on the assessment of future requirements for systems health management technologies and related research areas. The gist of the paper is the mapping between systems health management technologies and damage conditions extracted from a study of aircraft accident and incident data. The goal of the study is to identify key research areas in systems health management and to recommend specific technology needs to support the development of integrated system health management tools, technologies, and techniques that will address safety related challenges facing current and future aircraft systems.

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