Student and faculty team win second place at IFAC World Congress competition

Posted: August 31, 2023

PhD student Yuvraj Singh, along with master's student Keshav Bagri, CAR Senior Research Associate Adithya Jayakumar and CAR Director Giorgio Rizzoni received second place for their paper at the IFAC World Congress 2023 in Yokohama, Japan. The paper was among the top five submissions invited to present at the world congress for the Aerospace Industrial Benchmark on Fault Diagnostics and Fault Tolerant Control competition organized by Airbus and Stellenbosch University. Their paper was titled "Fault Diagnostics for Oscillatory Failure Case in Aircraft Elevator Servos," which proposes a smooth controller reconfiguration strategy to switch between a nominal control law and a degraded alternate control law without affecting controller structure and feedback loops. 

The students said, "We started working on this out of sheer curiosity and interest since it enabled us to use the methods from Professor Rizzoni's course on fault diagnosis and try a practical implementation. Towards the end, we were excited to see that we could solve the problem completely with a novel solution. The suggestions from our advisors regarding our approach were very important in making this one of the award-winning solutions." 

photos of 4 individual men
From left: Jayakumar, Rizzoni, Bagri, Singh