The removal of noise and outliers from health signals is an important problem in jet engine health monitoring. Typically, health signals are time series of damage indicators, which can be sensor measurements or features derived from such measurements. Sharp or sudden changes in health signals can represent abrupt faults and long term deterioration in the system is typical of gradual faults. Simple linear filters tend to smooth out the sharp trend shifts in jet engine signals and are also not good for outlier removal. We propose new optimally designed nonlinear weighted recursive median filters for noise removal from typical health signals of jet engines. Signals for abrupt and gradual faults and with transient data are considered. Numerical results are obtained for a jet engine and show that preprocessing of health signals using the proposed filter significantly removes Gaussian noise and outliers and could therefore greatly improve the accuracy of diagnostic systems.
Jet Engine Health Signal Denoising Using Optimally Weighted Recursive Median Filters
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Uday, P., and Ganguli, R. (January 12, 2010). "Jet Engine Health Signal Denoising Using Optimally Weighted Recursive Median Filters." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2010; 132(4): 041601. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3200907
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