Optimally Robust Redundancy Relations for Failure Detection in Uncertain Systems [report]

Xi-Cheng Lou, Alan S. Willsky, George C. Verghese
1985 unpublished
A geometric interpretation of the concept of analytical redundancy leads to computationally simple procedures, involving singular value decompositions, Jor determining redundancy relations that are maximally insensitive to model uncertainties. Al~traet--All failure detection methods are based, either explicitly or implicitly, on the use of redundancy, i.e. on (possibly dynamic) relations among the measured variables. The robustness of the failure detection process consequently depends to a
more » ... degree on the reliability of the redundancy relations, which in turn is affected by the inevitable presence of model uncertainties. In this paper the problem of determining redundancy relations that are optimally robust is addressed in a sense that includes several major issues of importance in practical failure detection and that provides a significant amount of intuition concerning the geometry of robust failure detection. A procedure is given involving the construction of a single matrix and its singular value decomposition for the determination of a complete sequence of redundancy relations, ordered in terms of their level of robustness. This procedure also provides the basis for comparing levels of robustness in redundancy provided by different sets of sensors. *
doi:10.21236/ada459971 fatcat:syghxp55azcf7bvnkl442y63ee