Fault Tolerant Flight Control Using Sliding Modes and Subspace Identification-Based Predictive Control
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Mechanical Engineering Program
Mechanical Engineering Department
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AbstractIn this work, a cascade structure of a time-scale separated integral sliding mode and model predictive control is proposed as a viable alternative for fault-tolerant control. A multi-variable sliding mode control law is designed as the inner loop of the flight control system. Subspace identification is carried out on the aircraft in closed loop. The identified plant is then used for model predictive controllers in the outer loop. The overall control law demonstrates improved robustness to measurement noise, modeling uncertainties, multiple faults and severe wind turbulence and gusts. In addition, the flight control system employs filters and dead-zone nonlinear elements to reduce chattering and improve handling quality. Simulation results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed controller using conventional fighter aircraft without control redundancy.
CitationSiddiqui BA, El-Ferik S, Abdelkader M (2016) Fault Tolerant Flight Control Using Sliding Modes and Subspace Identification-Based Predictive Control. IFAC-PapersOnLine 49: 124–129. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.07.510.