System reconfiguration of large-scale control systems using back-up actuators
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The intrinsic redundancy of large-scale control systems allows to differentiate between the nominal system configuration, where the dynamics of the plant are controlled through a specific subset of actuators, and the possible configurations that arise from the combination of all the existing actuators (nominal plus back-up ones). After the occurrence of an unexpected event (component fault, isolation of a specific area due to security concerns, etc), some of the back-up system actuators can be used in order to guarantee that the system performance will remain within some admissible margins. Thus, given a scenario that causes a non-admissible system operation with the nominal configuration, the possibility to use back-up actuators in order to improve the system performance expands the traditional fault tolerant control scenario defining a new problem. Accordingly, this work is devoted to the introduction of the problem which is solved by formulating the actuator selection as a mixed-integer programming optimization. A water distribution network is used with the aim to illustrate the new problem implications as well as to demonstrate the validity of the proposed solution.
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CitationTrapiello, C.; Puig, V.; Cembrano, M. System reconfiguration of large-scale control systems using back-up actuators. A: International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies. "7th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, Prague, Czech Republic". 2020, p. 335-340. DOI 10.1109/CoDIT49905.2020.9263902.