Fault tolerant control using virtual actuator for continuous-time Lipschitz nonlinear systems

Mohammad Javad Khosrowjerdi, Soheila Barzegary

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In this brief, we extend the existing results on fault tolerant control via virtual actuator approach to a class of systems with Lipschitz nonlinearities to maintain the closed-loop stability after actuator faults. This generalization is established by relying on the input-to-state stability properties of cascaded systems. The virtual actuator block, placed between faulty plant and nominal controller, generates useful input signals for faulty plant by using output signals of the nominal controller to guarantee the closed-loop stability in the presence of actuator faults. This design problem is reduced to a matrix inequality that can be turned to an LMI by fixing a variable to a constant value and solving the resulting LMI feasibility problem. The proposed fault tolerant control method is successfully evaluated using a nonlinear system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2597-2607
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2014


  • Actuator faults
  • Control reconfiguration
  • Fault-tolerant control
  • Input-to-state stability (ISS)
  • Lipschitz nonlinear systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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