A novel Fault-Tolerant Controller is proposed for an automotive suspension system based on a Quarter of Vehicle (QoV) model. The design is divided in a robust Linear Parameter-Varying controller used to isolate vibrations from external disturbances and in a compensation mechanism used to accommodate actuator faults. The compensation mechanism is based on a robust fault detection and estimation scheme that reconstructs a fault on the semi-active damper; this information is used to reduce the failure effect into the vertical dynamics to achieve good control performances. Validations have been made over a QoV model in CarSimTM. Results show the effectiveness of the fault-tolerant semi-active damper versus an uncontrolled damper; the improvement is 50.4% in comfort and 42.4% in road holding, by avoiding biases in the damper deflection.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Aug 2013|
|Event||2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2013 - |
Duration: 14 Aug 2013 → …
|Conference||2013 10th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2013|
|Period||14/8/13 → …|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Control and Systems Engineering