Feature-based handling of surface faults in compact disc players

Peter Fogh Odgaard, Jakob Stoustrup, Palle Andersen, Mladen Victor Wickerhauser, Henrik Fløe Mikkelsen

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In this paper a novel method called feature-based control is presented. The method is designed to improve compact disc players’ handling of surface faults on the discs. The method is based on a fault-tolerant control scheme, which uses extracted features of the surface faults to remove those from the detector signals used for control during the occurrence of surface faults. The extracted features are coefficients of Karhunen–Loève approximations of the surface faults. The performance of the feature-based control scheme controlling compact disc players playing discs with surface faults has been validated experimentally. The proposed scheme reduces the control errors due to the surface faults, and in some cases where the standard fault handling scheme fails, our scheme keeps the CD-player playing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalControl Engineering Practice
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1495-1509
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • CD-player
  • fault tolerant control
  • approximations
  • fault detection and isolation

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