Fault-tolerant control for complex systems

  • Blanke, Mogens (Project Manager)
  • Åström, K. J. (Project Participant)
  • Schaufelberfer, W. (Project Participant)
  • Albertos, P. (Project Participant)
  • Zang, Z. (Project Participant)
  • Zamanabadi, R. (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    Concepts that enable systems to autonomously diagnose and react to faults have been under development since the 1990'ties. The concept, referred to as fault-tolerant control, utilise diagnosis with change detection to investigate whether faults have occured in an automated system. If a fault has been detected, and a hypthesis about the nature of the fault has been confirmed, control system supervision can autonomously reconfigure the controller to handle the fault. One motivation fault-tolerant control is the safety aspects associated with loss of control when faults occur in automated systems. Another is the economic incentive that downtime of industrial porcesses is a major factor for total process yield. Fault-tolerant control was demonstrated to be able to improve availability and make control systems react sensibly for systems in different areas.
    Effective start/end date01/01/200001/01/9999

    Collaborative partners

    • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
    • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Project partner)
    • University of Valencia (Project partner)
    • Aalborg University (Project partner)
    • Lund Institute of Technology (Project partner)


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