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Piecewise Sliding Mode Decoupling Fault Tolerant Control System

Rafi Youssef and Hui Peng


Problem statement: Proposed method in the present study could deal with fault tolerant control system by using the so called decentralized control theory with decoupling fashion sliding mode control, dealing with subsystems instead of whole system and to the knowledge of the author there is no known computational algorithm for decentralized case, Approach: In this study we present a decoupling strategy based on the selection of sliding surface, which should be in piecewise sliding surface partition to apply the PwLTool which have as purpose in our case to delimit regions where sliding mode occur, after that as Results: We get a simple linearized model selected in those regions which could depict the complex system, Conclusion: With the 3 water tank level system as example we implement this new design scenario and since we are interested in networked control system we believe that this kind of controller implementation will not be affected by network delays.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 7 No. 1, 2010, 102-109


Submitted On: 16 October 2009 Published On: 31 January 2010

How to Cite: Youssef, R. & Peng, H. (2010). Piecewise Sliding Mode Decoupling Fault Tolerant Control System. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7(1), 102-109.

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  • Sliding-mode control
  • fault tolerant
  • decoupling system fashion
  • order reduction
  • piecewise sliding mode