Integrated adaptive fault-tolerant H ∞ output feedback control with adaptive fault identification


Journal Article

An adaptive fault-tolerant H ∞ output feedback controller is designed for a linear system with actuator faults by incorporating an observer for actuator faults. This observer is improved from an unknown input observer to make it more appropriate for tracking all fault parameters. The sufficient condition of the existence for this observer is provided. Then, the adaptive fault-tolerant H ∞ output feedback controller is proposed by using the estimated fault parameters. This controller can ensure the H ∞ performance of system and accommodate actuator faults simultaneously, but it requires solving nonlinear matrix inequalities. An implementation scheme is designed by translating the nonlinear inequalities to solvable linear matrix inequalities. Finally, the effectiveness of the adaptive H ∞ output feedback controller is validated by stabilizing a vertical takeoff and landing helicopter when its actuators suffer from faults. © 2011 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, L; Shen, Y; Dowell, EH

Published Date

  • May 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 881 - 889

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0731-5090

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2514/1.55199

Citation Source

  • Scopus