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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)
This paper proposes a new method for the analysis and design of sliding mode observers for sensor fault reconstruction. The proposed scheme addresses one of the restrictions inherent in other sliding mode estimation approaches for sensor faults in the literature (which effectively require the open-loop system to be stable). For open-loop unstable systems,(More)
This paper presents a robust FDI scheme using a sliding mode observer based on an LPV system, with fault reconstruction capability. Both actuator and sensor fault reconstruction schemes are considered which possess robustness against a certain class of uncertainty and corrupted measurements. For actuator fault reconstruction, the input distribution matrix(More)
In this paper a new fault tolerant control scheme is proposed, where only measured system outputs are assumed to be available. The scheme ensures closed-loop stability throughout the entire closed-loop response of the system even in the presence of certain actuator faults/failures. This is accomplished by incorporating ideas of integral sliding modes,(More)
In this paper a novel fault tolerant control allocation scheme is proposed, which has the capability to maintain closed-loop nominal performance in the case of faults/failures by effectively managing the actuator redundancy, and without reconfiguring the underlying control law. The proposed scheme relies on an a posteri approach, building on an existing(More)
Sliding mode methods have been historically studied because of their strong robustness properties with regard to a certain class of uncertainty, achieved by employing nonlinear control/injection signals to force the system trajectories to attain in finite time a motion along a surface in the state-space. This paper will consider how these ideas can be(More)