I have a steam engine which is equipped with the following sensors:
- temperature sensor in the boiler room
- temperature sensor in the heating room
- pressure sensor in the boiler room
- rotations-per-minute-sensor which measures rpm of the wheel, which is powered by the steam engine
What the steam engine does not measure is the current water level in the boiler. The time-series data is stored in a csv-file with the following structure:
| timestamp | temp_boiler | temp_heater | pressure_boiler | rpm |
With help of machine learning, I would like to predict the current water level in the boiler. As I am very new to Machine Learning, I do not really know how to accomplish this. I know that I cannot apply a linear regression, because it is a time-series data and there is a correlation between the current sensor values and the previous sensor values. Furthermore, I would need historic water level date in order to run the linear regression.
So what options are there? Do I have to use a Neuronal Network because I do not have any water level values? (Keywords: Sensorfusion, Virtual Sensor, Softsensor) Any help is greatly appreciated!
EDIT: As linear regression is not an option, I would like to know what the alternatives are. As I am a complete newbie to Machine Learning in general, I would like to know which algorithms or strategies I can use to solve this. I am not asking for code snippets or something like that. Just some input so that I can work this out!