An effective statistical fault detection technique for grid connected photovoltaic systems based on an improved generalized likelihood ratio test Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier Ltd This paper proposes an improved statistical failure detection technique for enhanced monitoring capabilities of PV systems. The proposed technique offers reduced false alarm and missed detection rates compared to the generalized likelihood ratio test (GLRT) by taking into consideration the nature variance of the GLRT statistics and applying a multiscale representation. The multiscale nature of the data provides better robustness to noises and better monitoring quality. The effectiveness of the proposed multiscale weighted GLRT (MS-WGLRT) method in detecting failures is evaluated using a set of synthetic and simulated PV data where the developed chart is used for detecting single and multiple failures (e.g., Bypass, Mix and Shading failures). Moreover, a set of real-data was used in order to prove the effectiveness of the proposed technique in detecting partial shading faults. All results show that the MS-WGLRT method offers better fault detection performances compared to the classical WGLRT and conventional GLRT charts.

published proceedings

  • Energy

author list (cited authors)

  • Mansouri, M., Hajji, M., Trabelsi, M., Harkat, M. F., Al-khazraji, A., Livera, A., Nounou, H., & Nounou, M.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Mansouri, Majdi||Hajji, Mansour||Trabelsi, Mohamed||Harkat, Mohamed Faouzi||Al-khazraji, Ayman||Livera, Andreas||Nounou, Hazem||Nounou, Mohamed

publication date

  • September 2018

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