Cluster Computing

, Volume 22, Supplement 2, pp 3849–3861 | Cite as

A multiple heterogeneous kernel RVM approach for analog circuit fault prognostic

  • Chaolong ZhangEmail author
  • Yigang He
  • Lifen Yuan
  • Sheng Xiang


This paper presents a multiple heterogeneous kernel relevance vector machine (MHKRVM) approach for analog circuit fault prognostic. Compared to other kernel learning methods, multiple kernel learning method produces the optimal kernel function because many effective kernels’ combination always generates better generalization performance. By using the multiple heterogeneous kernel learning method, the proposed MHKRVM method’s kernel function holds its diversification. Meanwhile, the sparse weights of consisted basic kernels in the MHKRVM are helpful in prediction accuracy, and they are yielded through particle swarm optimization algorithm. Six fault prognostic cases are conducted to demonstrate the whole prognostic procedure, and prove that the presented MHKRVM can predict the trend of falling circuit elements’ health degree trajectories closely and estimate the remaining useful performance of failing circuit elements accurately.


Analog circuits Fault prognostic Relevance vector machine Multiple heterogeneous kernel learning method PSO algorithm 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 51607004, 51577046, the State Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 51637004, the national key research and development plan “important scientific instruments and equipment development” Grant No. 2016YFF0102200, Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation No. 1608085QF157, equipment research project in advance Grant No. 41402040301, and Anhui Provincial College Student’s Creative Lab Construction Plan under Grant 2016ckjh112.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chaolong Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yigang He
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lifen Yuan
    • 2
  • Sheng Xiang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physics and Electronic EngineeringAnqing Normal UniversityAnqingChina
  2. 2.School of Electrical Engineering and AutomationHefei University of TechnologyHefeiChina
  3. 3.School of Electrical EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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