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Robust Output Disturbance, Actuator and Sensor Faults Reconstruction Using H∞ Sliding Mode Descriptor Observer for Uncertain Nonlinear Boiler System

Hesam Komari Alaei* and Alireza Yazdizadeh
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 16, no. 3, pp.1271-1281, 2018

Abstract : "This paper deals with a robust sliding mode descriptor observer for estimation of states and reconstruction of actuator and sensor faults simultaneously in the presence of uncertainties, measurement noise and output disturbances. In the proposed method, the well-known H∞ concepts are used for minimizing the effects of the uncertainty in the estimation of the states and reconstruction of the faults by using the Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs). By considering the sensor fault and output disturbance as auxiliary state vectors, an augmented system is established. As a case study, an industrial boiler is considered and the proposed robust observer illustrates the robust performance on estimation of its states and reconstruction of its faults in the presence of uncertainties."

Keyword : Descriptor system, fault reconstruction, robust, sliding mode observer (SMO).

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