Multiple actuator fault tolerance for static nonlinear systems based on minimum velocity jump
Abdi, Hamid, Nahavandi, Saeid, Najdovski, Zoran and Frayman, Yakov 2011, Multiple actuator fault tolerance for static nonlinear systems based on minimum velocity jump, in IFAC 2011 : Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, International Federation of Automatic Control, [Milano, Italy], pp. 4690-4695.
Static nonlinear systems are common when the model of the kinematics of mechanical or civil structures is analyzed for instance kinematics of robotic manipulators. This paper addresses the maximum effort toward fault tolerance for any number of the locked actuators failures in static nonlinear systems. It optimally reconfigures the inputs via a mapping that maximally accommodates the failures. The mapping maps the failures to an extra action of healthy actuators that results to a minimum jump for the velocity of the output variables. Then from this mapping, the minimum jump of the velocity of the output is calculated. The conditions for a zero velocity jump of the output variables are discussed. This shows that, when the conditions of fault tolerance are maintained, the proposed framework is capable of fault recovery not only at fault instances but also at the whole output trajectory. The proposed mapping is validated by three case studies.