Fault tolerant control with online control allocation

Halim Alwi, Christopher Edwards, Chee Pin Tan

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This chapter proposes an online sliding mode control allocation scheme for fault tolerant control. The effectiveness level of the actuators is used by the control allocation scheme to redistribute the control signals to the remaining actuators when a fault or failure occurs. The chapter provides an analysis of the sliding mode control allocation scheme and determines the nonlinear gain required to maintain sliding. The allocation scheme shows that faults and even certain total actuator failures can be handled directly without reconfiguring the controller.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Control
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780857296498
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Industrial Control
ISSN (Print)1430-9491
ISSN (Electronic)2193-1577

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