Adaptive Estimation and Control for Jet Engines
Over the years I have had several grants and contracts for
the the study of how to apply adaptive estimation and control
methods to jet engines (both commercial and miliary).
NASA Glenn Research Center: Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant
Control for Jet Engines
A 3-year project is currently in progress on: "Intelligent
Fault Tolerant Engine Control". The focus is on the development
and simulation of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control methods.
Particular methods being employed include adaptive fuzzy/neural
estimation and control, multiple-model methods, and output feedback
control. The surge/stall estimation and control problem is also
being studied. For more information please click here.
General Electric Aircraft Engines: Estimation and Contol
for Jet Engines
Since 1995 I have had support from GEAE in Cincinnati for the
development of esitmation and control methods for commercial and
military jet engines. The last project listed below is the current
one. The project titles and brief description are:
- "Intelligent Mode Selection, Transition, and Blending
Logic": Adaptive intelligent control for tuning engine control
laws for different modes of engine operation.
- "Multipurpose Tracking Filter for an Aircraft Engine":
Estimation of engine parameters related to the health of the
operation of the engine.
- "Computational Data Storage Unit for an Aircraft Engine":
Develop hardware for simulating an engine model on-line.
- "Multipurpose Tracking Filter for an Aircraft Engine
(Part 2)" (co-PI: S. Yurkovich): Continuation of above project.
- "Model Based Diagnostics Support of the Intelligent
Maintenance Advisor for Turbine Engines (IMATE) Program":
Development of engine failure diagnosis methods via nonlinear
estimation methods that involved training neural and fuzzy systems
- "Failure Diagnosis for Jet Engines": Development
of engine failure diagnosis methods via nonlinear estimation
methods (for another engines) that involved training neural networks.
- "Generic Engine Control": Adaptive control methods
to shorten the design process (design of adaptive controllers
that can be scaled and applied directly to different engines).