Actuators additive Fault-Tolerant control for combat aircraft

Adrien Drouot, Hassan Noura, Laurent Goerig, Pascal Piot

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As the decision-making process is crucial for Fault-Tolerant Control Laws, its design requires both significant attention and time. Indeed, if a wrong decision is made, there is generally no chance that the expected performance is achieved or that the system remains stable. The architecture proposed in this paper circumvents the decision-making problem by directly injecting an additional control law to the nominal one in order to compensate for the effect of the fault. Then, as the first step of a more general research project, the methodology is implemented and tested on the longitudinal linear model of a modern combat aircraft with different fault scenarios. Finally, simulation results show encouraging outcomes to compensate for the different actuator failures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2015
Event9th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes, SAFEPROCESS 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: Sept 2 2015Sept 4 2015


  • Fault Tolerant Control system
  • Fault detection and diagnosis
  • Flight control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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