Patent Number: 8,799,042

Title: Distribution network maintenance planning

Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for maintaining an infrastructure of components. The system receives structured data, unstructured data, and infrastructure data from a database. The system runs at least one statistical and optimization modeler with one or more of: the received structured data, the received unstructured data and the received infrastructure data, in order to calculate a health index of at least one component of the infrastructure. The health index represents a health attribute of the at least one component. The system establishes at least one maintenance plan of the infrastructure, based on the calculated health index. Each established maintenance plan is associated with at least one health index. The system compares health indices of the at least one established maintenance plan. The system selects a plan, among the at least one established maintenance plan, whose health index is a maximum among the compared health indices.

Inventors: Hampapur; Arun (Norwalk, CT), Kalagnanam; Jayant R. (Tarrytown, NY), Yashchin; Emmanuel (Yorktown Heights, NY), Zhu; Yada (Yorktown Heights, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018