Christophe COMBASTEL

Christophe COMBASTEL, PhD

Assistant Professor (Control Systems)


Tel: (+33) 1 30 73 66 64



Research activities

  • Mathematical tools: Interval analysis, Set-membership algorithms, Zonotopes,
  • for Control Systems: State observation, Fault diagnosis, Reachability analysis, Verification,
  • with Applications to: Mechatronics and CPS (Cyber-Physical Systems).

Keywords: Interval analysis, Zonotopes, Set-membership algorithms, Uncertain dynamical systems, State observation, Fault Detection and Isolation, Reachability, Computer-aided Verification.


  1. MAGIC-SPS (ANR): Guaranteed Methods and Algorithms for Integrity Control and Preventive Monitoring of Systems, 3-years joint project funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) Digital Engineering and Security (INS) year 2011 program (ANR-2011-INS-006-02)
  2. O2M Phase 1 and 2 (FUI): “Outils de Modélisation et de conception Mécatronique” (Modeling and Design tools for Mechatronic Systems, 3-years joint project (2008-2011) funded by FUI7,8. ,

C. Combastel, “Exact sampling of a linear interval predictor”, Asian Journal of Control, to appear, 2014.

C. Combastel, R. H. Thabet, T. Raïssi, A. Zolghadri, “Set-membership fault detection under noisy environment in aircraft control surface servo-loops”, IFAC World Congress 2014 (Accepted).

S. Raka and C. Combastel, “Fault detection based on robust adaptive thresholds: A dynamic interval approach,” Annual Reviews in Control, 37, 119–128, 2013.

C. Combastel, “Stable Interval Observers in C for Linear Systems with Time-Varying Input Bounds,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 58, 481–487, 2013.

R.H. Thabet, T. Raïssi, C. Combastel, A. Zolghadri, Design of interval observers for LPV systems subject to exogenous disturbances, ECC’2013, European Control Conf., Zürich, July 17-19, 2013.

C. Combastel, Generation of worst-case input signals based on the guaranteed sampling of linear interval predictors with non-held uncertain inputs, 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, USA, December 10-13, 2012.

O. Pénas, R. Plateaux, J.Y. Choley, H. Kadima, T. Soriano, C. Combastel, A. Rivière,“Conception mécatronique - Vers un processus continu de conception mécatronique intégrée”, Techniques de l’Ingénieur, ref : BM8020, Editions T.I., Octobre 2011.

C. Combastel, Q. Zhang, S.A. Raka, On using distorted sensors for set-based multi-scale actuator fault diagnosis, 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, Italy, August 28 - September 2, 2011.

Additionnal publications