AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth International FLAIRS Conference

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Feature Level Sensor Fusion for Improved Fault Detection in MCM Systems for Ocean Turbines
Janell Duhaney, Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, John C. Sloan

Last modified: 2011-03-20


This paper investigates feature level fusion for enhancing fault detection from vibration signals in an ocean turbine. Changes in vibration signatures from such rotating machinery typically indicate the presence of a problem such as a shift in its orientation or mechanical impact from its environment. We applied feature level fusion to vibration data acquired from two accelerometers attached to a box fan, and then assessed the abilities of twelve well known machine learners to detect changes in state from the raw accelerometer data and from the fused data. Analysis of the performance of these classifiers showed an overall performance improvement in all twelve classifiers in detecting the state of the fan from the fused data versus from the data from the two individual sensor channels.

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