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A fundamental part of a fault diagnosis system is the residual generator. Here a new method, the minimal polynomial basis approach, for design of residual generators for linear systems, is presented. The residual generation problem is transformed into a problem of finding polynomial bases for null-spaces of polynomial matrices. This is a standard problem in… (More)

Linear residual generation for DAE systems has been considered. In all results derived, no distinction between input and output signals is done. A complete characterization and parameterization of all residual generators is presented. Further, a condition for fault detectability in DAE systems is given. Based on the characterization of all residual… (More)

Analyzing fault diagnosability performance for a given model, before developing a diagnosis algorithm, can be used to answer questions like " How difficult is it to detect a fault fi? " or " How difficult is it to isolate a fault fi from a fault fj? ". The main contributions are the derivation of a measure, distinguishability, and a method for analyzing… (More)

—This work is focused on structural approaches to studying diagnosability properties given a system model taking into account, both simultaneously or separately, integral and differential causal interpretations for differential constraints. We develop a model characterization and corresponding algorithms, for studying system diagnosability using a… (More)

—For a realistic model of a complex system there will be thousands of possible residual generators to be used for diagnosis. Based on engineering insights of the system to be monitored, certain algebraic and dynamic properties of the residual generators may be preferred, and therefore a method for finding sequential residual generators has been developed… (More)

An algorithm is proposed for computing which sensor additions that make a diagnosis requirement specification regarding fault detectability and isolability attainable for a given linear differential-algebraic model. Restrictions on possible sensor locations can be given and if the diagnosis specification is not attainable with any available sensor addition,… (More)

The main goal when synthesizing robust residual generators, for diagnosis and supervision, is to attenuate influence from model uncertainty on the residual while keeping fault detection performance. In this paper, a design algorithm for robust residual generators is developed with two key elements. One is the use of a reference model that represents desired… (More)

—This work focuses on residual generation for model-based fault diagnosis. Specifically, a methodology to derive residual generators when non-linear equations are present in the model is developed. A main result is the characterization of computational sequences that are particularly easy to implement as residual generators and that take causal information… (More)