AKM2D: An adaptive framework for online sensing and anomaly quantification

Hao Yan, Kamran Paynabar, Jianjun Shi

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In point-based sensing systems such as coordinate measuring machines and laser ultrasonics where complete sensing is impractical due to the high sensing time and cost, adaptive sensing through a systematic exploration is vital for online inspection and anomaly quantification. Most of the existing sequential sampling methodologies focus on reducing the overall fitting error for the entire sampling space. However, in many anomaly quantification applications, the main goal is to estimate sparse anomalous regions at pixel-level accurately. In this article, we develop a novel framework named Adaptive Kernelized Maximum-Minimum Distance (AKM2D) to speed up the inspection and anomaly detection process through an intelligent sequential sampling scheme integrated with fast estimation and detection. The proposed method balances the sampling efforts between the space-filling sampling (exploration) and focused sampling near the anomalous region (exploitation). The proposed methodology is validated by conducting simulations and a case study of anomaly detection in composite sheets using a guided wave test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1046
Number of pages15
JournalIISE Transactions
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • Adaptive sampling
  • anomaly quantification
  • exploration and exploitation
  • kernel methods
  • space-filling design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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