Model-Reference Sliding Mode FTC

  • Halim Alwi
  • Christopher Edwards
  • Chee Pin Tan
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


This chapter describes an adaptive model reference sliding mode fault tolerant control scheme with online control allocation. As in the previous chapter, the control allocation scheme uses the effectiveness level of the actuators to redistribute the control signals to the remaining actuators when a fault or failure occurs. Meanwhile, the adaptive non-linear gain and reference model provide online tuning for the controller. This chapter provides a rigorous stability analysis for the model reference scheme. The scheme has been tested on a linearisation of the ADMIRE aircraft model to convey the ideas associated with the proposed scheme and shows that various faults and even total actuator failures can be handled.


Control Signal Reference Model Slide Mode Controller Sideslip Angle Actuator Fault 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Halim Alwi
    • 1
  • Christopher Edwards
    • 1
  • Chee Pin Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.School of EngineeringMonash University Sunway CampusBandar SunwayMalaysia

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