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Designing intelligent control systems for safety critical applications

Harper, Chris; Winfield, Alan

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Chris Harper Christopher4.Harper@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Research Fellow in Robitics Autonomous Systems Safety Engineering



Abstract

This paper presents a design methodology for behaviour-based intelligent control systems, which we argue is suited to safety critical applications. The methodology has a formal basis, and uses dynamical systems theory to prove system safety properties that are expressed in terms of Lyapunov stability. We propose a new computational model for implementation of these systems, which offers a reduction in complexity due to its non-symbolic structure. Reduced complexity is attractive because it allows improved depth of failure analysis, and potentially increased system reliability.

Citation

Harper, C., & Winfield, A. (2006). Designing intelligent control systems for safety critical applications. In The 1st Institution of Engineering and Technology International Conference on System Safety : 6-8 June 2006, Savoy Place, London, UK (71-80). https://doi.org/10.1049/cp%3A20060205

Conference Name The 1st Institution of Engineering and Technology International Conference on System Safety
Conference Location London
Start Date Jun 6, 2006
End Date Jun 8, 2006
Publication Date Jun 6, 2006
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2022
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Pages 71-80
Book Title The 1st Institution of Engineering and Technology International Conference on System Safety : 6-8 June 2006, Savoy Place, London, UK
ISBN 0-86341-646-2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1049/cp%3A20060205
Keywords failure analysis; reliability; intelligent control; control engineering computing; Lyapunov methods; safety-critical software
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/9621557
Publisher URL https://digital-library.theiet.org/content/conferences/10.1049/cp_20060205