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A Hybrid Fault Detection and Diagnosis of Grid-Tied PV Systems: Enhanced Random Forest Classifier Using Data Reduction and Interval-Valued Representation

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submitted on 2023-08-29, 08:17 and posted on 2023-08-29, 11:57 authored by Khaled Dhibi, Radhia Fezai, Majdi Mansouri, Mohamed Trabelsi, Kais Bouzrara, Hazem Nounou, Mohamed Nounou

This paper proposes a novel fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) technique for grid-tied PV systems. The proposed approach deals with system uncertainties (current/voltage variability, noise, measurement errors, ⋯) by using an interval-valued data representation, and with large-scale systems by using a dataset size-reduction framework. The failures encompassed in this study are the open-circuit/short-circuit, islanding, output current sensor, and partial shading faults. In the proposed FDD approach, named interval reduced kernel PCA (IRKPCA)-based Random Forest (IRKPCA-RF), the feature extraction and selection phase is performed using the IRKPCA models while the fault classification is ensured using the RF algorithm. The main contribution of the proposed approach is to provide a good trade-off between low computation time and high classification metrics. The performance of the proposed IRKPCA-RF approach is assessed using a set of emulated data of a grid-tied PV system operating under healthy and faulty conditions. The presented results show that the proposed IRKPCA-RF approach is characterized by enhanced diagnosis metrics, classification rate, and computation time compared to the classical techniques.

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  • 2021

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  • Texas A&M University at Qatar