Sensitivity Analysis of Sensors in a Hydraulic Condition Monitoring System Using CNN Models

Caroline König, Ahmed Mohamed Helmi
2020 Sensors  
Condition monitoring (CM) is a useful application in industry 4.0, where the machine's health is controlled by computational intelligence methods. Data-driven models, especially from the field of deep learning, are efficient solutions for the analysis of time series sensor data due to their ability to recognize patterns in high dimensional data and to track the temporal evolution of the signal. Despite the excellent performance of deep learning models in many applications, additional
more » ... ditional requirements regarding the interpretability of machine learning models are getting relevant. In this work, we present a study on the sensitivity of sensors in a deep learning based CM system providing high-level information about the relevance of the sensors. Several convolutional neural networks (CNN) have been constructed from a multisensory dataset for the prediction of different degradation states in a hydraulic system. An attribution analysis of the input features provided insights about the contribution of each sensor in the prediction of the classifier. Relevant sensors were identified, and CNN models built on the selected sensors resulted equal in prediction quality to the original models. The information about the relevance of sensors is useful for the system's design to decide timely on the required sensors.
doi:10.3390/s20113307 pmid:32532058 fatcat:hmfjroymprduffjbpztaoiom5e