Mechanical Condition Monitoring of Vacuum Circuit Breakers Using Artificial Neural Network

Yongpeng MENG   Shenli JIA  Mingzhe RONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.8   pp.1652-1658
Publication Date: 2005/08/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.8.1652
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Development of Electro-Mechanical Devices--Selected Papers from International Session on Electro-Mechanical Devices 2004 (IS-EMD2004)--)
Category: Contactors & Circuit Breakers
vibration signature,  wavelet packets,  approximation degree,  artificial neural network,  vacuum circuit breaker,  

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Using the Vibration signatures obtained during the operations as the original data, a mechanical condition monitoring method for vacuum circuit breaker is developed in this paper. The method combined the time-frequency analysis and the condition recognition based on artificial neural network. During preprocessing, the vibration signature was decomposed into individual frequency bands using the arithmetic of wavelet packets. The signal energy in the main frequency bands was used to form the condition feature vector, which was input to the artificial neural network for condition recognition. By introducing the parameter of approximation degree, a new recognition arithmetic based on Radial Basis Function was constructed. This approach could not only distinguish these conditions that belong to different known condition modes but also distinguish new condition modes.