Recent Advances in Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control of Aerospace Engineering Systems

Submission Deadline: 20 February 2018

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Recent Advances in Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control of Aerospace Engineering Systems.

With the rapid development of automation technologies, aerospace engineering systems including aircraft, satellite, and spacecraft, have become increasingly susceptible to system/component malfunctions. Failure to take appropriate responses to even relatively minor defects can result in highly destructive events. A conventional feedback control design may result in unsatisfactory performance or even instability in the event of a malfunction. Therefore, fault diagnosis (FD) and fault-tolerant control (FTC) technologies that can ensure the safety of handicapped systems have attracted significant interest. FTC design and relevant techniques provide a flexible framework for dealing with these challenges since the 1970s. The progress since the 1970s includes symposiums, seminars and a vast number of publications on the subject. The research illustrate that FD and FTC are effective and applicable in industry, especially for aerospace engineering systems.

The primary objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to provide a forum for academic and industrial communities to report recent theoretical and application based results in healthy monitoring, diagnosis, and fault-tolerant design. Researchers can exchange their latest ideas about the emerging research direction in this field. This Special Section would be of interest to readers to learn about trending and pioneering activities over the field of fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control. The focus will be on advanced FD and FTC design methods for aerospace engineering systems (AESs) presenting considerable novelties in theoretical background or practical design. The solicited articles should provide original ideas and new approaches, with a clear indication of the advances made in problem formulation, methodology, or application with respect to existing results.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fault detection and diagnosis for AESs
  • Sensors and measurements for AESs
  • Fault-tolerant control/reliable control
  • Remaining life assessment and health management
  • Experimental and analytical investigations on fatigue and fracture of system components
  • Self-healing, self-organizing, self-adaptive, automatic recovery
  • Optimization theory for fault-tolerant control design for AESs
  • Integration design of fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control
  • Novel control, guidance, and navigation methodologies
  • Innovative control algorithms (such as robust control, adaptive control, and intelligent control)


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Associate Editor: Hamid Reza Karimi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Guest Editors:

  1. Bing Xiao, Bohai University, China
  2. Xiang Yu, Concordia University, Canada
  3. Qingbin Gao, California State University, USA


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Advanced Control and Health Management for Aircraft and its Propulsion System
  2. Complex System Health Management Based on Condition Monitoring and Test Data
  3. Advanced Signal Processing Methods in Medical Imaging


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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