Active System Control: Realisation

  • Igor Schagaev
  • Brian Robinson Kirk


This chapter continues the discussion of how our approach of using active system control (ASC) can be applied to aircraft design. First we introduce a generic model of ASC as it applies to detecting and coping with faults of system elements. We also briefly introduce our graph logic model (GLM) and describe its logic and algebraic properties. Then we describe, in terms of a GLM, the key algorithms to detect fault elements of the system and recover, followed by a more formal definition of how the algorithms of fault detection work iteratively, seeking to resolve the uncertainty of system conditions.

The recovery scheme for a system, based on dependency matrices introduced in previous chapters, is explained, outlining how the recovery activities can be chosen when faulty elements are discovered.

Finally, we give a practical example, based on Pitot tubes—which are widely used in aircraft for measuring air pressure—to illustrate how the whole scheme can work in practice using the GLM and detection algorithms for modelling an air pressure control system.


Active system control (ASC) Active system safety Graph logic model (GLM) Localisation of faults Recovery schemes Air pressure monitoring system 



Dr. V. Bukov, working as a consultant for the ONBASS project [9], contributed to the “algebraic” description of the GLM representation, while his colleagues contributed to modelling and simulation of an experimental aircraft air pressure monitoring system. We sincerely appreciate the help of our colleagues and friends and offer our heartfelt thanks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Schagaev
    • 1
  • Brian Robinson Kirk
    • 2
  1. 1.IT-ACS LtdStevenageUK
  2. 2.Robinson Systems Engineering LtdPainswickUK

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