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Iterative lead compensation control of nonlinear marine vessels manoeuvring models

Revestido Herrero, E., Tomas-Rodriguez, M. & Velasco, F. J. (2014). Iterative lead compensation control of nonlinear marine vessels manoeuvring models. Applied Ocean Research, 48, pp. 266-276. doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2014.08.010


This paper addresses the problem of control design and implementation for a nonlinear marine vessel manoeuvring model. The authors consider a highly nonlinear vessel 4 DOF model as the basis of this work. The control algorithm here proposed consists of a combination of two methodologies: (i) an iteration technique that approximates the original nonlinear model by a sequence of linear time varying equations whose solution converge to the solution of the original nonlinear problem and (ii) a lead compensation design in which for each of the iterated linear time varying system generated, the controller is optimized at each time on the interval for better tracking performance. The control designed for the last iteration is then applied to the original nonlinear problem.

Simulations and results here presented show a good performance of the approximation methodology and also an accurate tracking for certain manoeuvring cases under the control of the designed lead controller. The main characteristic of the nonlinear system's response is the reduction of the settling time and the elimination of the steady state error and overshoot.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2014, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publisher Keywords: Ship control; Nonlinear; Autopilot; Lead compensation; Course-keeping
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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