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Fault diagnosis in a networked control system under communication constraints: A quadrotor application

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This paper considers the problem of attitude sensor fault diagnosis in a quadrotor helicopter. The proposed approach is composed of two stages. The first one is the modelling of the system attitude dynamics taking into account the induced communication constraints. Then a robust fault detection and evaluation scheme is proposed using a post-filter designed under a particular design objective. This approach is compared with previous results based on the standard Kalman filter and gives better results for sensor fault diagnosis.

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State Filtering for Networked Control Systems Subject to Switching Disturbances

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State estimation of stochastic discrete-time linear systems subject to unknown inputs has been widely studied, but few works take into account disturbances switching between unknown inputs and constant biases. We show that such disturbances affect a networked control system subject to deception attacks on the control signals transmitted by the controller to the plant via unreliable networks. This paper proposes to estimate the switching disturbance from an augmented state version of the intermittent unknown input Kalman filter. The sufficient stochastic stability conditions of the obtained filter are established when the arrival binary sequence of data losses follows a Bernoulli random process.

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Synergetic Control for HVAC System Control and VAV Box Fault Compensation

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Synergetic control is proposed for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system control. The synergetic controller is developed using the nonlinear model of the HVAC system. Occupancy information in each zone is required in the design of the controller which offers inherent comfort according to the occupancy in the zone. The stability of the building system using the proposed control is verified through the Lyapunov approach. It is also proved that the synergetic controller is robust to external disturbances. Then, synergetic theories are used to design a reconfigurable control for damper stuck failures in variable air volume (VAV) to recover the nominal performance. Simulations are provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed controller for a three-zone building.

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