Integrated actuator placement and fault tolerant controller design for a class of distributed parameter systems

Antonios Armaou, Michael A. Demetriou

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In the current work we present an integrated actuator placement and fault tolerant controller design based on the concept of spatial H2 norm and combined with a fault tolerant controller design concepts for DPS presented in earlier work by the authors. Specifically, a nonlinear optimization problem is formulated to identify and rank spatially independent actuator groups that may control a distributed process with minimal actuator power. The optimization problem is based on the concept of the spatial H2 norm and guarantees a minimum amount of controllability for each group. The augmented fault monitoring scheme employs a time varying threshold in order to minimize detection time, and the fault accommodating scheme simply switches off the faulty actuator and activates a healthy group without reconfiguring the control signal, as the latter by design is the same for all possible actuator groups. The simplicity of the proposed methodology lies in the unique property of transport reaction processes that properly chosen actuators at physically different locations have an identical effect on the system long term behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 American Control Conference, ACC - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2008Jun 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2008 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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