Volume 6, 2013Progress in Flight Dynamics, Guidance, Navigation, Control, Fault Detection, and Avionics
|Page(s)||333 - 346|
|Section||Fault detection and control|
|Published online||02 December 2013|
A benchmark for fault tolerant flight control evaluation
National Aerospace Laboratory NLR 2 Anthony Fokkerweg, Amsterdam 1059 CM, The Netherlands
2 Delft University of Technology (DUT) 1 Kluyverweg, Delft 2629 HS, The Netherlands
A large transport aircraft simulation benchmark (REconfigurable COntrol for Vehicle Emergency Return − RECOVER) has been developed within the GARTEUR (Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe) Flight Mechanics Action Group 16 (FM-AG(16)) on Fault Tolerant Control (2004 2008) for the integrated evaluation of fault detection and identification (FDI) and reconfigurable flight control strategies. The benchmark includes a suitable set of assessment criteria and failure cases, based on reconstructed accident scenarios, to assess the potential of new adaptive control strategies to improve aircraft survivability. The application of reconstruction and modeling techniques, based on accident flight data, has resulted in high-fidelity nonlinear aircraft and fault models to evaluate new Fault Tolerant Flight Control (FTFC) concepts and their real-time performance to accommodate in-flight failures.
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