Spatial-Construction-Based Abnormality Detection and Localization for Distributed Parameter Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4707-4714
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number7
Online published20 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


A spatial-construction-based fault diagnosis method is proposed to detect and locate the abnormality for unknown distributed parameter systems (DPSs). To accurately locate the abnormality, the continuous spatial basis functions (SBFs) are derived by the proposed spatial construction method from empirical data. Theoretical analysis proves that the B-spline curve is a proper solution to the spatial construction problem. Two new statistics are constructed based on the derived continuous SBFs and the improved independent component analysis algorithm. The abnormality can be timely detected according to the reference signals derived by the central limit theorem and hypothesis testing. With the continuous SBFs, the probability distribution of statistic contribution can be constructed to reveal the actual position of the abnormality. The proposed method can timely detect and locate the abnormality under fewer sensors without the knowledge of PDE and boundary conditions. The internal short circuit experiment on a lithium-ion battery demonstrates the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method.

Research Area(s)

  • Distributed parameter system (DPS), fault diagnosis, lithium-ion battery, spatial construction

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