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Fault Tolerant Flight Control

A Benchmark Challenge

  • Christopher Edwards
  • Thomas Lombaerts
  • Hafid Smaili
  • The state-of-the-art in terms of fault tolerant control applicable to civil aircraft

  • Written by leading experts in this field

  • Including Online material


Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 399)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Surviving the Improbable: Towards Resilient Aircraft Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Lombaerts, Hafid Smaili, Jan Breeman
      Pages 3-45
    3. Michel Verhaegen, Stoyan Kanev, Redouane Hallouzi, Colin Jones, Jan Maciejowski, Hafid Smail
      Pages 47-89
    4. David Henry, Silvio Simani, Ron J. Patton
      Pages 91-128
    5. Ping Chu, Jan Albert (Bob) Mulder, Jan Breeman
      Pages 129-155
    6. Philippe Goupil
      Pages 157-167
  3. RECOVER: The Benchmark Challenge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Hafid Smaili, Jan Breeman, Thomas Lombaerts, Diederick Joosten
      Pages 171-221
    3. Thomas Lombaerts, Diederick Joosten, Hafid Smaili, Jan Breeman
      Pages 223-243
  4. Design Methods and Benchmark Analysis

  5. Real-Time Flight Simulator Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 449-449

About this book


The European Flight Mechanics Action Group FM-AG(16) on Fault Tolerant Control, established in 2004 and concluded in 2008, represented a collaboration involving thirteen European partners from industry, universities and research establishments under the auspices of the Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR) program. The book consists of five parts. Part I contains the introduction and motivation of this research project and a state-of-the-art overview in Fault Tolerant Flight Control (FTC). Part II includes the description of the benchmark challenge, consisting of details of the benchmark simulation model and the assessment criteria used to evaluate the performance of the Fault Tolerant Controllers. Part III covers all the different FDI/FTC design methods which have been applied to the benchmark simulation model. There are two different evaluation methods for these FDI/FTC designs, namely an off-line evaluation using the assessment criteria in the benchmark simulation model in Matlab, and an on-line evaluation on Delft’s SIMONA Research Simulator. The off-line evaluations are described in the individual chapters in part III, whereas the latter is treated extensively in part IV where the real time assessments on the SIMONA Research Simulator are introduced and discussed. Finally part V focuses on a review of the applied methods from an industrial perspective together with some concluding remarks.


Advanced Flight Control Analysis Fault Detection and Isolation Fault Tolerant Control Identification Reconfigurable Control Resilient Aircraft Control model optimal control simulation system

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Edwards
    • 1
  • Thomas Lombaerts
    • 2
  • Hafid Smaili
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.National Aerospace Laboratory NLRAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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