American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

FDIR Strategy for Sensor Faults During Re-entry Flight

Gianfranco Morani and Mariangela Di Lorenzo

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences


In this study, a Fault Detection, Isolation and Reconfiguration (FDIR) strategy is proposed for dealing with the problem of single sensor faults during a re-entry flight. The proposed algorithms rely on a model based Fault Detection and Isolation. After the generation of a residual through a Kalman filter observer, detection is obtained via the estimation of residual signal statistics while isolation is obtained thorough the analysis of either residual vector direction or the residual covariance matrix, depending on which fault type has been detected. Finally, for some failure conditions, an adaptive reconfiguration strategy of the control laws is also developed. The effectiveness of the FDIR strategy has been shown through numerical simulations of single fault scenarios.


© 2018 Gianfranco Morani and Mariangela Di Lorenzo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.