Active Fault Tolerant Attitude Control for Flexible Spacecraft under Loss of Actuator Effectiveness

B Xiao, QL Hu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China) & MI Friswell (Swansea University)

International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Vol. 27, No. 11, November 2013, pp. 925-943

Abstract

A theoretical framework for active fault tolerant attitude stabilization control is developed and applied to flexible spacecraft. The proposed scheme solves a difficult problem of fault tolerant controller design in the presence of severe partial loss of actuator effectiveness faults and external disturbances. This is accomplished by developing an observer-based fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) mechanism to reconstruct the actuator faults. Accordingly, a backstepping based fault tolerant control law is reconfigured using the reconstructed fault information. It is shown that the proposed design approach guarantees that all of the signals of the closed-loop system are uniformly ultimately bounded. The closed-loop performance of the proposed control strategy is evaluated extensively through numerical simulations.

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