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 In this paper, a neuro-fuzzy fault diagnosis scheme is presented and its ability to detect and isolate sensor faults in an induction motor is assessed. This fault detection and isolation (FDI) approach relies on a combination of neural modelling and fuzzy logic techniques which can deal effectively with nonlinear dynamics and uncertainties. It is based on a two step neural network procedure: a first neural network is used for residual generation and a second fuzzy neural network performs residual evaluation. Simulation results are given to demonstrate the efficiency of this FDI approach.



Fuzzy logic Induction motor Neural networks Sensor fault detection and isolation

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Benloucif, M. L. (2011). Neuro-Fuzzy Sensor Fault Diagnosis of an Induction Motor. The Journal of Engineering Research [TJER], 8(1), 53–60.


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