Spacecraft diagnosis method using dynamic Bayesian networks

Translated title of the contribution: Spacecraft diagnosis method using dynamic Bayesian networks

Yoshinobu Kawahara, Takehisa Yairi, Kazuo Machida

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Development of sophisticated anomaly detection and diagnosis methods for spacecraft is one of the important problems in space system operation. In this study, we propose a diagnosis method for spacecraft using probabilistic reasoning and statistical learning with Dynamic Bayesian Networks (DBNs). In this method, the DBNs are initially created from prior knowledge, then modified or partly re-constructed by statistical learning from operation data, as a result adaptable and in-depth diagnosis is performed by probabilistic reasoning using the DBNs. This method fuses and uses both knowledge and data in a natural way and has the both ability which two polar approaches; knowledge-based and data-driven have. The proposed method was applied to the telemetry data that simulates malfunction of thrusters in rendezvous maneuver of spacecraft, and the effectiveness of the method was confirmed.

Translated title of the contributionSpacecraft diagnosis method using dynamic Bayesian networks
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalTransactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence


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