Building degradation index with variable selection for multivariate sensory data

Yueyao Wang, I. Chen Lee, Yili Hong, Xinwei Deng

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The modeling and analysis of degradation data have been an active research area in reliability engineering for reliability assessment and system health management. As the sensor technology advances, multivariate sensory data are commonly collected for the underlying degradation process. However, most existing research on degradation modeling requires a univariate degradation index to be provided. Thus, constructing a degradation index for multivariate sensory data is a fundamental step in degradation modeling. In this paper, we propose a novel degradation index building method for multivariate sensory data with censoring. Based on an additive nonlinear model with variable selection, the proposed method can handle censored data, and can automatically select the informative sensor signals to be used in the degradation index. The penalized likelihood method with adaptive group penalty is developed for parameter estimation. We demonstrate that the proposed method outperforms existing methods via both simulation studies and analyses of the NASA jet engine sensor data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108704
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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