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Transient fault tolerant control for vehicle brake-by-wire systems

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posted on 07.04.2016, 11:07 by Shuang Huang, Chunjie Zhou, Lili Yang, Yuanqing Qin, Xiongfeng Huang, Bowen Hu
Brakebywire (BBW) systems that have nomechanical linkage between the brake pedal and the brake mechanism are expected to improve vehicle safety through better braking capability. However, transient faults in BBW systems can cause dangerous driving situations. Most existing research in this area focuses on the brake control mechanism, but very few studies try to solve the problem associated with transient fault propagation and evolution in the brake control system hierarchy. In this paper, a hierarchical transient fault tolerant scheme with embedded intelligence and resilient coordination for BBW system is proposed base don the analysis of transient fault propagation characteristics. In this scheme, most transient faults are tackled rapidly by a signature-based detection method at the node level, and the remaining transient faults, which cannot be detected directly at the node level and could degrade the system performance through fault propagation and evolution, are detected and recovered through function and structure models at the system level. To jointly accommodate these BBW transient faults at the system level, a sliding mode control algorithm and at ask reallocation strategy are designed. A simulation platform based on Architecture Analysis and Design Language(AADL) is established to evaluate the task reallocation strategy, and a hardware-in-the-loop simulation is carried out to validate the proposed scheme systematically. Experimental results show the effectiveness of this new approach to BBW systems.


This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China(Nos.61074145,61272204 and 61433006).



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Reliability Engineering & System Safety




148 - 163


HUANG, S. al., 2016. Transient fault tolerant control for vehicle brake-by-wire systems. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 149, pp. 148-163.


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