Sensor in-range fault accommodation is a fundamental challenge of dual channel control systems in modem aircraft gas turbine engines. An on-board real-time engine model can be used to provide an analytical third sensor channel which may be used to detect and isolate sensor faults. A fuzzy logic based accommodation approach is proposed which enhances the effectiveness of the analytical third channel in the control system’s fault isolation and accommodation scheme. Simulation studies show the fuzzy accommodation scheme to be superior to current accommodation techniques.

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