Designing similarity measurement with distance measure and application on laterally directional mode flight test

Wook Je Park, Sang Min Lee*, Sang Hyuk Lee

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Similarity measure construction has been proposed as fault detection of flight test method in order to obtain the primary control surface stuck and the combination stuck of primary control. Similarity measures were obtained through analyzing the certainty and uncertainty of fuzzy membership functions, which were designed based on well-known Hamming distance. It was applied to the fault detection of primary control surface stuck of uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV). At post-failure control surface, if the U AV is controllable and trimmable using other control surfaces, the U AV is able to fly or return to the safety region through reconfiguration of flight control system. To detect the fault, similarity measure computations were carried out. This result could be applicable with the real-time parameter estimation method. By monitoring the value of coefficients due to the control surface deviation, it becomes aware that the control surface fault occurs or not. The control surface stuck position and value were separated by comparing the trim value with the reference value. This is the advantage of increasing in reliability without adding sensors or with additional low cost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1039
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Central South University of Technology (English Edition)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Control surface stuck
  • Fault detection and isolation
  • Real-time parameter estimation
  • Similarity measure

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