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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 586169, 25 pages
Review Article

A Survey of Some Recent Results on Nonlinear Fault Tolerant Control

Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, 5A, Engineering Drive 1, 9-02, Singapore 117411

Received 19 June 2009; Accepted 7 September 2009

Academic Editor: Jose Balthazar

Copyright © 2010 Mouhacine Benosman. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Fault tolerant control (FTC) is the branch of control theory, dealing with the control of systems that become faulty during their operating life. Following the systems classification, as linear and nonlinear models, FTC can be classified in two different groups, linear FTC (LFTC) dealing with linear models, and the one of interest to us in this paper, nonlinear FTC (NFTC), which deals with nonlinear models. We present in this paper a survey of some of the results obtained in these last years on NFTC.