Journal of Control Theory and Applications

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 317–325 | Cite as

A gain-varying UIO approach with adaptive threshold for FDI of nonlinear F16 systems

  • Jun XuEmail author
  • Kai Yew Lum
  • Ai Poh Loh


A discrete gain-varying unknown input observer (UIO) method is presented for actuator fault detection and isolation (FDI) problems in this paper. A novel residual scheme together with a moving horizon threshold is proposed. This design methodology is applied to a nonlinear F16 system with polynomial aerodynamics coefficient expressions, where the coefficient expressions for the F16 system and UIOs may be slightly different. The simulation results illustrate that a satisfactory FDI performance can be achieved even when the F16 system is under the environment of model uncertainties, exogenous noise and measurement errors.


Fault detection and isolation (FDI) Unknown input observer (UIO) Nonlinear estimation 


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© South China University of Technology, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temasek LaboratoriesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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