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Title: Applying Hidden Markov Processes to Optimizing Power Systems Maintenance
Failure identification and prediction in a power system are essential components that are prerequisites for optimizing the maintenance of the system. The incidences of power system failures have increased dramatically in recent times due to the uncertainties inherent in the advent of both man-made and natural disasters. This problem is further exacerbated due to the increasing demand for higher operational efficiency in power systems. Currently, there is a paucity of studies that predict and identify failure in a distribution power system. In this paper, we propose an integrated methodology for selecting the optimal maintenance plan based on predicting and identifying failure modes with the aid of Hidden Markov Models (HMM) and a probabilistic decision-making tool. While the model parameters of previous studies were determined utilizing observable prior knowledge, the use of HMM offers a different approach especially in the absence of such observable prior distributions. Thus, we determine the status of health of a power system by using an HMM to capture the relationship between unobservable degradation state and observed parameters. The preliminary outcome is instructive for the management of power systems especially in response to fortifying the system against aging and degradation.  more » « less
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Ellis, K; Ferrell, W.; Knapp, J.
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Proceedings of the IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2022
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Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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