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An Anomaly Detection Approach Using Wavelet Transform and Artificial Neural Networks for Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines’ Gearboxes

This paper presents an anomaly detection approach using artificial neural networks and the wavelet transform for the condition monitoring of wind turbines. The method aims to attain early anomaly detection and to prevent possible false alarms under healthy operations. In the approach, nonlinear autoregressive neural networks are used to estimate the temperature signals of the gearbox. The Mahalanobis distances are then calculated to measure the deviations between the current states and healthy operations. Next, the wavelet transform is applied to remove noisy signals in the distance values. Finally, the operation information is considered together with the refined distance values to detect potential anomalies. The proposed approach has been tested with the real data of three 2 MW wind turbines in Sweden. The results show that the approach can detect possible anomalies before failure events occur and avoid reporting alarms under healthy operations.

Author(s):

Yue Cui    
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

Pramod Bangalore    
Greenbyte
Sweden

Lina Bertling Tjernberg    
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden

 

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