Multifractal analysis of stack voltage based on wavelet leaders: a new tool for the on-line diagnosis of PEMFC

Our work is devoted to the singularity strength analysis of PEMFC stack voltages with the aim of developing non-intrusive and on-line diagnosis tools. To achieve a fast and low cost diagnostic, we propose a new tool based on wavelet leaders in which the PEMFC diagnosis is made by the observation of the one and only stack voltage. The steps of our strategy are the following ones:- The PEMFC stack is operated under a variety of conditions (nominal or severe) using a characterization test bench developed in lab. The severe operating conditions refer either to single fault types or to different combinations of faults. The recorded stack voltages are analyzed using a Wavelet Leader based Multifractal Analysis (WLMA)in order to identify their singularity spectra as fault signatures. This novel method based on leader discrete wavelet coefficients for the estimation of the singularity spectrum is a well-suited technique for nonstationary and non-linear signals. A feature selection method is used to select the most relevant singularity features and to remove the redundant ones. - The selected singularity features are classified using SVM (Support Vector Machine) and KNN (KNearest Neighbors) techniques according to the considered operating situations (faults and combinations of faults). Our results show that the proposed PEMFC diagnosis tool allows identifying simple operating failure cases and even more complicated situations that contain several failure types.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 8 p

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  • Accession Number: 01629450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Amenagement et des Reseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Contract Numbers: J11-15, DIAPASON2 - CEA - ANR
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2017 10:43AM