Flight Control Reconfiguration

  • Chingiz Hajiyev
  • Fikret Caliskan
Part of the Cooperative Systems book series (COSY, volume 2)


Research into fault-tolerant control is a very actual problem and attracts many investigators. Their proposed solutions have fallen into two categories: passive and active. In the passive category, the impaired aircraft continues to operate with the same controller; the effectiveness of the scheme depends upon the original control law’s possessing a considerable degree of robustness. The active category involves either an on-line re-design of the control law after failure has occurred and has been detected, or the selection of a new pre-computed control law. In this chapter, the active methods are considered.


Fault Diagnosis Perturbation Velocity Actuator Fault Innovation Approach Fault Tolerant Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chingiz Hajiyev
    • 1
  • Fikret Caliskan
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityTurkey

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