DDNET – Data Driven Fault Accommodation for Distribution Networks
[Nov'20] -- Initial factorization based results for coupling placemnet with FDI
[Oct'20] -- Researching ways of integrating sensor placement with FDI
[Sep'20] -- Large Water Networks paper published
-- Principal Investigator
P. Irofti, F. Stoican, and V. Puig,
“Fault Handling in Large Water Networks with Online Dictionary
Journal of Process Control, vol. 94, pp. 46--57, 2020.
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The main goal of this project, called DDNET, is to adapt and propose new dictionary learning methods for solving untractable fault detection and isolation problems found in distribution networks. Given a large dataset of sensor measurements from the distribution network, the dictionary learning algorithms should be able to produce the subset of network nodes where faults exist.
Since a model-based approach is impractical, we consider here the data-driven alternative where the data is provided by the network sensors and processed as signals laying on a graph. Graph signal processing is a new and very active field where data-driven methods such as sparse representations with dictionary learning have shown promising results.
Sparse representations are linear combinations of a few vectors (named atoms) from an overcomplete basis (called dictionary). Formulating sensor placement as a graph sparse representation problem and modeling large-scale utility networks via a dictionary that is trained from sensor data, was attempted only very recently and as far as we are aware only by our team members.
The project objectives are to provide sparse modeling for sensor placement and to perform and improve data-driven fault detection and isolation with dictionary learning through multi-parametric reformulations of the standard algorithms while exploiting the underlying geometrical and topological structure of the data.
The research team covers the positions of principal investigator Paul Irofti with extensive expertise in dictionary learning and his mentor Florin Stoican, fault tolerant control expert. The team had a fruitful collaboration in the past during two national research projects.