International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
In this paper, the authors present data fusion algorithm of fault diagnosis considering sensor measurement uncertainty. Random-Fuzzy Variables (RFV) are used to model Testing Patterns (TPs) and Fault Template Patterns (FTPs) respectively according to online sensor monitoring data and typical historical sensor data reflecting every fault mode. A similarity measure is given to calculate matching degree between a TP and each FTP in fault database such that Basic Probability Assignment (BPA) can be obtained by normalizing matching degree. Several BPAs provided by many sensor sources are fused by Dempster's rule of combination.