The ever increasing adoption of electrical power as secondary form of on-board power is leading to an increase in the usage of electromechanical actuators (EMAs). Thus, in order to maintain an acceptable level of safety and reliability, innovative prognostics and diagnostics methodologies are needed to prevent performance degradation and/or faults propagation. Furthermore, the use of effective prognostics methodologies carries several benefits, including improved maintenance schedule capability and relative cost decrease, better knowledge of systems health status and performance estimation. In this work, a novel, real-time approach to EMAs prognostics is proposed. The reconstructed back electromotive force (back-EMF), determined using a virtual sensor approach, is sampled and then used to train an artificial neural network (ANN) in order to evaluate the current system status and to detect possible coils partial shorts and rotor imbalances.
Innovative actuator fault identification based on back electromotive force reconstruction / Quattrocchi, G.; Berri, P. C.; Vedova, M. D. L. D.; Maggiore, P.. - In: ACTUATORS. - ISSN 2076-0825. - ELETTRONICO. - 9:3(2020), p. 50.
|Titolo:||Innovative actuator fault identification based on back electromotive force reconstruction|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ACT9030050|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|