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Integrated Fault-Tolerant Control for Close Formation Flight

Liu, Chun; Jiang, Bin; Patton, Ronald J.; Zhang, Ke


Chun Liu

Bin Jiang

Ke Zhang


This paper investigates the position-tracking and attitude-tracking control problem of close formation flight with vortex effects under simultaneous actuator and sensor faults. On the basis of the estimated state and fault information from unknown input observers and relative output information from neighbors, an integration of decentralized fault estimation and distributed fault-tolerant control is developed to deal with bidirectional interactions and to guarantee the asymptotic stability and H_\infty performance of close formations.


Liu, C., Jiang, B., Patton, R. J., & Zhang, K. (2020). Integrated Fault-Tolerant Control for Close Formation Flight. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 56(2), 839-852.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 1, 2019
Online Publication Date May 31, 2019
Publication Date 2020-04
Deposit Date Feb 27, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Print ISSN 0018-9251
Electronic ISSN 1557-9603
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 2
Pages 839-852
Keywords Iron; Lead; Actuators; Protocols; Fault tolerance; Fault tolerant systems; Geometry
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