Hybrid Systems Diagnosis

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Hybrid Systems Diagnosis
This paper reports on an on-going project to investigate techniques to diagnose complex dynamical systems that are modeled as hybrid systems. In particular, we examine continuous systems with embedded supervisory controllers that experience abrupt, partial or full failure of component devices. We cast the diagnosis problem as a model selection problem. To reduce the space of potential models under consideration, we exploit techniques from qualitative reasoning to conjecture an initial set of qualitative candidate diagnoses, which induce a smaller set of models. We refine these diagnoses using parameter estimation and model fitting techniques. As a motivating case study, we have examined the problem of diagnosing NASA's Sprint AERCam, a small spherical robotic camera unit with 12 thrusters that enable both linear and rotational motion.
Sheila A. McIlraith, Gautam Biswas, Dan Clancy, Vi
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Authors Sheila A. McIlraith, Gautam Biswas, Dan Clancy, Vineet Gupta
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