Sliding mode observers for detection and reconstruction of sensor faults

Chee Pin Tan, Christopher Edwards

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This paper proposes two methods for detecting and reconstructing sensor faults using sliding mode observers. In both methods, fictitious systems are introduced in which the original sensor fault appears as an actuator fault. The original sensor faults are then reconstructed using a 'secondary' sliding mode observer. For both methods, there are certain conditions which must be satisfied for successful fault detection and reconstruction. The methods are demonstrated using a chemical process example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1815-1821
Number of pages7
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Fault detection and isolation
  • Fault reconstruction
  • Linear matrix inequalities
  • Observer
  • Sliding mode

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