Sensor network design for maximizing reliability of linear processes

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  • Yaqoob Ali,

    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India
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  • Shankar Narasimhan

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    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India
    • Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India
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Abstract

A new concept of reliability of estimation of variables is introduced which relates to the estimability of variables in the presence of sensor failures. Based on this concept, a method for optimal location of sensors in a pure flow process is developed. A graph-theoretic algorithm, SENNET, developed for this purpose, is shown to perform robustly and give globally optimum solutions for realistic processes.

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