Stability Analysis for LTI Control Systems with Controller Failures and Its Application in Failure Tolerant Control

Weiming Xiang, Guisheng Zhai, Corentin Briat

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In this technical note, the stability and failure tolerant control are investigated for linear time-invariant (LTI) control systems with occasional controller failures. At first, a collection of non-convex sufficient conditions ensuring the closed loop to be globally asymptotically stable is presented, which are simple to use but difficult to consider for control purpose. To overcome this, a time-scheduled Lyapunov function approach is considered and alternative convex conditions are obtained. Based on this result, a time-dependent failure-tolerant controller is designed. The approach is finally illustrated on a networked control system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7131479
Pages (from-to)811-816
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • asymptotic stability
  • Controller failure
  • failure tolerant control
  • time-scheduled Lyapunov function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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