Diagnostic fault detection & intelligent reconfiguration of fuel delivery systems

Brian J. Murphy, Mitchell S. Lebold, Karl Reichard, Michael Roemer, Rolf Orsagh, Michael Schoeller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


The reliable operation of an engines fuel delivery system is fundamental. A failure in the fuel system that impacts the ability to deliver fuel to the engine will have an immediate effect on system performance and safety. There are very few diagnostic systems that monitor the health of the fuel system and even fewer that can accommodate for detected faults. Current diagnostic techniques call for careful maintenance of fuel system components. These techniques tend to be backward thinking in that they are based on previous experience which is not always a good indicator for future systems. This paper describes a technique developed at the Penn State Applied Research Laboratories Condition Based Maintenance Department for fault detection and reconfiguration for fuel delivery system components. This technique has been applied to a diesel engine test rig. The test rig is fully instrumented with sensors including those for fuel pressure. Even though this technique is being applied on a diesel engine, the approach is fully compatible to any fuel delivery system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0780388704, 9780780388703
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2005Mar 12 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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