Voltron Compatible Virtual Sensor

Publication Title: Voltron Compatible Virtual Sensor FDD System for Roof Top Units

Consortium Member(s): Purdue University

Project Contact: James E. Braun

Date: April 30, 2016

A fault detection and diagnostics system for rooftop air conditioners was developed using low-cost electronics. The system was designed to be compatible with the VOLTTRONTM platform. The underlying fault detection and diagnostics methodology utilizes virtual sensors to measure parts of the equipment operation that are sensitive to common faults. Using virtual sensors reduces costs while also providing accurate and reliable diagnostics.