Fault reconstruction using a LPV sliding mode observer for a class of LPV systems Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2012

start page

  • 510

end page

  • 530


  • 2


  • 349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 00160032 (ISSN)


  • This paper proposes a new sliding mode observer for fault reconstruction, applicable for a class of linear parameter varying (LPV) systems. Observer schemes for actuator and sensor fault reconstruction are presented. For the actuator fault reconstruction scheme, a virtual system comprising the system matrix and a fixed input distribution matrix is used for the design of the observer. The fixed input distribution matrix is instrumental in simplifying the synthesis procedure to create the observer gains to ensure a stable closed-loop reduced order sliding motion. The 'output error injection signals' from the observer are used as the basis for reconstructing the fault signals. For the sensor fault observer design, augmenting the LPV system with a filtered version of the faulty measurements allows the sensor fault reconstruction problem to be posed as an actuator fault reconstruction scenario. Simulation tests based on a high-fidelity nonlinear model of a transport aircraft have been used to demonstrate the proposed actuator and sensor FDI schemes. The simulation results show their efficacy. © 2011 The Franklin Institute. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • actuator fault closed-loop distribution matrices fault reconstruction fault signal faulty measurements high fidelity linear parameter varying systems lpv systems non-linear model observer gain output errors reduced order sensor fault simulation tests sliding mode observers sliding motions synthesis procedure system matrices virtual systems computer simulation sensors sliding mode control transport aircraft actuators