Christopher Edwards

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This paper considers the application of a particular sliding mode observer to the problem of fault detection and isolation. The novelty lies in the application of the equivalent output injection concept to explicitly reconstruct fault signals. Previous work in the area of fault detection using sliding mode observers has used disruption of the sliding motion(More)
Video-based media spaces are designed to support casual interaction between intimate collaborators. Yet transmitting video is fraught with privacy concerns. Some researchers suggest that the video stream be filtered to mask out potentially sensitive information. While a variety of filtering techniques exist, they have not been evaluated for how well they(More)
This paper considers fault detection and estimation issues for a class of nonlinear systems with uncertainty, using an equivalent output error injection approach. A particular design of sliding mode observer is presented for which the parameters can be obtained using LMI techniques. A fault estimation approach is presented to estimate the fault and the(More)
This paper presents a sliding mode control scheme for reconfigurable control of a civil aircraft. The controller is based around a state-feedback sliding mode scheme where the nonlinear unit vector term is allowed to adaptively increase when the onset of a fault is detected. Compared to other fault tolerant controllers which have been implemented on this(More)
The selectable lists of pages offered by web browsers’ history and bookmark facilities ostensibly make it easier for people to return to previously visited pages. These lists show the pages as abstractions, typically as truncated titles and URLs, and more rarely as small thumbnail images. Yet we have little knowledge of how recognizable these(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to the problem of discrete time output feedback sliding mode control design, where the system to be controlled is non-minimum phase. The method described in this paper applies to uncertain (square) systems with matched uncertainties. A connection between previously established output feedback min-max controllers and(More)
This paper describes an adaptive model–reference sliding mode fault tolerant control scheme with on-line control allocation. The control allocation scheme uses the effectiveness level of the actuators to redistribute the control signals to the remaining actuators when a fault or failure occurs, while the adaptive non-linear gain and reference model provide(More)