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Real-Time Motor Fault Detection by 1D Convolutional Neural Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7067-7075
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Early detection of the motor faults is essential and Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are widely used for this purpose. The typical systems usually encapsulate two distinct blocks: feature extraction and classification. Such fixed and hand-crafted features may be a sub-optimal choice and require a significant computational cost that will prevent their usage for realtime applications. In this paper, we propose a fast and accurate motor condition monitoring and early fault detection system using 1D Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) that has an inherent adaptive design to fuse the feature extraction and classification phases of the motor fault detection into a single learning body. The proposed approach is directly applicable to the raw data (signal) and thus eliminates the need for a separate feature extraction algorithm resulting in more efficient systems in terms of both speed and hardware. Experimental results obtained using real motor data demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for real-time motor condition monitoring.


  • Deep learning, Machine learning, Motor fault detection

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