THE DESIGN OF A RELIABLE FUZZY FAULT-TOLERANT AUTOMATIC CONTROL

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7061
Amount: $49,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Principal Investigator
 MR RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ
 (504) 652-1127
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Abstract
THE APPLICATION OF FUZZY SET THEORY TO AUTOMATIC CONTROL HAS BEEN SHOWN TO AFFECT HIGH-QUALITY RELIABLE CONTROLS IN APPLICATIONS PERTINENT TO NUCLEAR POWER PLANT EQUIPMENT. A SCHEME IS DEVELOPED HERE BASED ON INCORPORATION OF SOFTWARE-TOLERANT METHODS TO ENSURE HIGH RELIABILITY OF SOFTWARE. APPLICATIONS OF THE METHOD TO CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS AND HEAT EXCHANGERS WILL BE SELECTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE VIABILITY OF A REDUNDANT TECHNIQUE USING FUZZY AND DETERMINISTIC CONTROLS. THE WORK IS AIMED AT DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY TO ENSURE RELIABILITY OF CONTROL SYSTEMS WHEN THEY INTERACT OR BECOME PART OF THE PLANT PROTECTION SYSTEM. THIS IS A STEP TOWARDS PROVIDING AUTONOMY IN CONTROLLING COMPLEX PROCESSES SUCH AS NUCLEAR REACTORS.

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