Subspace identification of fault modes for a twin-rotor system

Haider, Khawaja Shafiq and Bintul Huda, Aamina and Rasool, Akhtar and Bukhari, Syed Hashim Raza (2021) Subspace identification of fault modes for a twin-rotor system. International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems, 9 (4). pp. 313-335. ISSN 2049-6427 (Print) 2049-6435 (Online)

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify the fault modes of a nonlinear twin-rotor system (TRS) using the subspace technique to facilitate fault identification, diagnosis and control applications. Design/methodology/approach: For identification of fault modes, three types of system malfunctions are introduced. First malfunction resembles actuator, second internal system dynamics and third represents sensor malfunction or offset. For each fault scenario, the resulting TRS model is applied with persistently exciting inputs and corresponding outputs are recorded. The collected input–output data are invoked in NS4SID subspace system identification algorithm to obtain the unknown fault model. The identified actuator fault modes of the TRS can be used for fault diagnostics, fault isolation or fault correction applications. Findings: The identified models obtained through system identification are validated for correctness by comparing the response of the actual model under the fault condition and identified model. The results certify that the identified fault modes correctly resemble the respective fault conditions in the actual system. Originality/value: The utilization of proposed work for current research emphasized the area of fault detection, diagnosis and correction applications that makes its value significantly. These modes when used for diagnosis purposes allow users to timely get intimated and rectify the performance degradation of the plant before it gets totally malfunctioned. Moreover, the slight performance degradation is also indicated when fault diagnosis is performed.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fault modes; NS4SID technique; System identification; Twin-rotor system
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Mechatronics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Akhtar Rasool
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 17:47
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2022 17:47

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