Phase sensitive detection of motor fault signatures in the presence of noise

Akin B., Toliyat H., ORGUNER U., Rayner M.

IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC 2007), Antalya, Turkey, 3 - 05 May 2007, pp.1420-1421 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iemdc.2007.383637
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1420-1421
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, digital signal processor (DSP)-based phase-sensitive motor fault signature detection is presented. The implemented method has a powerful line current noise suppression capability while detecting the fault signatures. Because the line current of inverter driven motors involve low order harmonies, high frequency switching disturbances, and the noise generated by harsh industrial environment; the real-time fault analyses yield erroneous or fluctuating fault signatures. This situation becomes a significant problem when signal to noise ratio (SNR) of the fault signature is quite low. It is theoretically and experimentally shown that the proposed method can determine the normalized magnitude and phase information of the fault signatures even in the presence of noise, where the noise amplitude is several times higher than the signal itself.