Sensors 2011, 11(6), 5981-6002; doi:10.3390/s110605981

Application of Composite Dictionary Multi-Atom Matching in Gear Fault Diagnosis

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Received: 4 May 2011; in revised form: 26 May 2011 / Accepted: 30 May 2011 / Published: 3 June 2011
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Abstract: The sparse decomposition based on matching pursuit is an adaptive sparse expression method for signals. This paper proposes an idea concerning a composite dictionary multi-atom matching decomposition and reconstruction algorithm, and the introduction of threshold de-noising in the reconstruction algorithm. Based on the structural characteristics of gear fault signals, a composite dictionary combining the impulse time-frequency dictionary and the Fourier dictionary was constituted, and a genetic algorithm was applied to search for the best matching atom. The analysis results of gear fault simulation signals indicated the effectiveness of the hard threshold, and the impulse or harmonic characteristic components could be separately extracted. Meanwhile, the robustness of the composite dictionary multi-atom matching algorithm at different noise levels was investigated. Aiming at the effects of data lengths on the calculation efficiency of the algorithm, an improved segmented decomposition and reconstruction algorithm was proposed, and the calculation efficiency of the decomposition algorithm was significantly enhanced. In addition it is shown that the multi-atom matching algorithm was superior to the single-atom matching algorithm in both calculation efficiency and algorithm robustness. Finally, the above algorithm was applied to gear fault engineering signals, and achieved good results.
Keywords: composite dictionary; multi-atom matching; threshold de-noising; segmented decomposition and reconstruction; gear fault diagnosis; genetic algorith
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Cui, L.; Kang, C.; Wang, H.; Chen, P. Application of Composite Dictionary Multi-Atom Matching in Gear Fault Diagnosis. Sensors 2011, 11, 5981-6002.

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Cui L, Kang C, Wang H, Chen P. Application of Composite Dictionary Multi-Atom Matching in Gear Fault Diagnosis. Sensors. 2011; 11(6):5981-6002.

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Cui, Lingli; Kang, Chenhui; Wang, Huaqing; Chen, Peng. 2011. "Application of Composite Dictionary Multi-Atom Matching in Gear Fault Diagnosis." Sensors 11, no. 6: 5981-6002.

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