On April 26, we organized a scientific seminar on “Adaptive Control for Fault Tolerance“. Mehmet Arici, a visiting researcher at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia, and Assistant Professor at Gaziantep University, Turkey, led the seminar, which was organized in the framework of the FrontSeat project as part of the seminar series on “Research Seminar on Smart Cybernetics.”


Actuator failure may occur in many systems at uncertain times in different ways, such as lock-in-place, loss of effectiveness, outage, etc. In such systems, it may be impossible to intervene in the failure as in spacecraft, industrial robotic arms, unmanned air vehicles, and process systems. Although there have been many advances in the control of systems with unknown actuator failures, there are still many open and challenging problems that have received considerable attention in recent years. The achievable system performance depends highly on the availability of redundancies in the control system as well as the design approaches used in the synthesis of fault-tolerant controllers (FTC). In a case of fault, adaptive control methods are possible candidates due to their ability to adapt to changes in the system parameters automatically, and they often do that without the requirement of a reconfiguration mechanism. In this talk, possible failure effects on systems will be discussed, and the results of a control solution that compensates the underlined faults will be presented. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon under grant no. 101079342 (Fostering Opportunities Towards Slovak Excellence in Advanced Control for Smart Industries).


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