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Performance analysis of a fault inferring nonlinear detection system algorithm with integrated avionics flight dataThis paper presents the performance analysis results of a fault inferring nonlinear detection system (FINDS) using integrated avionics sensor flight data for the NASA ATOPS B-737 aircraft in a Microwave Landing System (MLS) environment. First, an overview of the FINDS algorithm structure is given. Then, aircraft state estimate time histories and statistics for the flight data sensors are discussed. This is followed by an explanation of modifications made to the detection and decision functions in FINDS to improve false alarm and failure detection performance. Next, the failure detection and false alarm performance of the FINDS algorithm are analyzed by injecting bias failures into fourteen sensor outputs over six repetitive runs of the five minutes of flight data. Results indicate that the detection speed, failure level estimation, and false alarm performance show a marked improvement over the previously reported simulation runs. In agreement with earlier results, detection speed is faster for filter measurement sensors such as MLS than for filter input sensors such as flight control accelerometers. Finally, the progress in modifications of the FINDS algorithm design to accommodate flight computer constraints is discussed.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Caglayan, A. K. (Charles River Associates, Inc. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Godiwala, P. M. (Charles River Analytics, Inc. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Morrell, F. R. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
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Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 85-6022
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