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Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas, MATLAB Recipes, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0559-4_9

9. Fault Detection

Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas2

(1)Princeton, New Jersey, USA

(2)Princeton Junction, New Jersey, USA

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Fault detection is the process of detecting failures, also known as faults, in a dynamical system. It is an important area for systems that are supposed to operate without human supervision. There are many ways of detecting failures. The simplest is using boolean logic to check against fixed thresholds. For example, you might check an automobile’s ...

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