Nishad Patil, Diganta Das, Michael Pecht
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, United States
In this study, a Mahalanobis distance (MD)-based anomaly detection approach has been evaluated for non-punch through (NPT) and trench field stop (FS) insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs). The IGBTs were subjected to electrical–thermal stress under a resistive load until their failure. Monitored on-state collector–emitter voltage and collector–emitter currents were used as input parameters to calculate MD. The MD values obtained from the healthy data were transformed using a Box–Cox transform, and three standard deviation limits were obtained from the transformed data. The upper three standard deviation limits of the transformed MD healthy data were used as a threshold for anomaly detection. The anomaly detection times obtained by using the MD approach were compared to the detection times obtained by using a fixed percentage change threshold for the on-state collector–emitter voltage.Complete article available from the publisher and to the CALCE Consortium Members.