In the contest of household energy management, a growing interest is addressed to smart system development, able to monitor and manage resources in order to minimize wasting. One of the key factors in curbing energy consumption in the household sector is the amendment of occupant erroneous behaviours and systems malfunctioning, due to the lack of awareness of the final user. Indeed the benefits achievable with energy efficiency could be either amplified or neutralized by, respectively, good or bad practices carried out by the final users. Authors propose a diagnostic system for home energy management application able to detect faults and occupant behaviours. In particular a nonlinear monitoring method, based on Kernel Canonical Variate Analysis, is developed. To remove the assumption of normality, Upper Control Limits are derived from the estimated Probability Density Function through Kernel Density Estimation. The proposed method is applied to smart home temperature sensors to detect anomalies respect to efficient user behaviours and sensors and actuators faults. The method is tested on experimental data acquired in a real apartment.
Kernel canonical variate analysis based management system for monitoring and diagnosing smart homes / Giantomassi, Andrea; Ferracuti, Francesco; Iarlori, Sabrina; Longhi, Sauro; Fonti, Alessandro; Comodi, Gabriele. - (2014), pp. 1432-1439. (Intervento presentato al convegno 2014 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) tenutosi a Beijing (China) nel 2014) [10.1109/IJCNN.2014.6889821].