Dr. Kai Goebel and the “Systems-Health & Operations Open-Data Team” won a 2018 Group Achievement Award from NASA “for outstanding contributions to the open data initiative by conducting and posting experimental system fault and run-to-failure data sets with exceptional scientific value”. The award was signed by the head of NASA, Jim Bridenstine.
Kai Goebel is an area lead of the Discovery and Systems Health Technology Area at the NASA Ames Research Center. He also coordinates the Prognostics Center of Excellence and is a Technical Lead in the System-Wide Safety Project. Kai’s dissertation (1995/96) from the BEST Lab was titled: “Management of Uncertainty in Monitoring and Diagnosis of Mechanical Systems Using Fuzzy Techniques”. The data sets from his doctoral research on a milling machine for different speeds, feeds, and depth of cut were posted in the Prognostics Data Repository, “a collection of data sets that have been donated by various universities, agencies, or companies. The data repository focuses exclusively on prognostic data sets, i.e., data sets that can be used for development of prognostic algorithms. Mostly these are time series of data from some nominal state to a failed state.”