In this paper, an on-line diagnosis scheme for sensor faults in an active magnetic bearing system equipped with built-in force transducers is proposed. The scheme, utilizing redundant signals, i.e., displacement, current, and force, is based on the causality between faults and symptoms. The main advantage of the scheme is that it is simple and efficient, because monitoring the symptom only is enough to diagnose a sensor fault with no elaborate signal processing. Experiments were also performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method in the detection and diagnosis of sensor faults.
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Manuscript received April 30, 1998; revised November 4, 1998. Recommended by Technical Editor R. Isermann. This work was supported in part by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation under Grant KOSEF 941-1000-013-2 and in part by the Critical Technology 21 Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering