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Control design for highly maneuverable autonomous underwater vehicles

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Date Issued:
2001
Summary:
Accurate Autonomous Underwater Vehicles positioning requires an appropriate control design which takes into account the nonlinear coupling between the different degrees of freedom. Assuming a vehicle equipped with two side-thruster modules including two tunnel thrusters each, the control problem will be split into an outer control loop handling the motion of the vehicle, and an inner control loop designed to track the thrust commanded to each thruster. A multivariable Lyapunov function based approach, characterized by robustness properties with respect to parametric uncertainties and linearly bounded control output, will be proposed for the outer-loop and simulation results will be discussed. Regarding the low-level control framework, the performance of nine different controllers including conventional PI, sliding mode fuzzy controllers, and adaptive schemes such as model reference and sliding mode adaptive controllers, will be compared through theoretical derivations and experimental results. Such a comparison will show the advantages of the adaptive schemes in terms of tuning, robustness, and tracking performances.
Title: Control design for highly maneuverable autonomous underwater vehicles.
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Name(s): Poirrier, Ronald.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Leonessa, Alexander, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2001
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 64 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Accurate Autonomous Underwater Vehicles positioning requires an appropriate control design which takes into account the nonlinear coupling between the different degrees of freedom. Assuming a vehicle equipped with two side-thruster modules including two tunnel thrusters each, the control problem will be split into an outer control loop handling the motion of the vehicle, and an inner control loop designed to track the thrust commanded to each thruster. A multivariable Lyapunov function based approach, characterized by robustness properties with respect to parametric uncertainties and linearly bounded control output, will be proposed for the outer-loop and simulation results will be discussed. Regarding the low-level control framework, the performance of nine different controllers including conventional PI, sliding mode fuzzy controllers, and adaptive schemes such as model reference and sliding mode adaptive controllers, will be compared through theoretical derivations and experimental results. Such a comparison will show the advantages of the adaptive schemes in terms of tuning, robustness, and tracking performances.
Identifier: 9780493121840 (isbn), 12777 (digitool), FADT12777 (IID), fau:9654 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2001.
Subject(s): Submersibles--Automatic control
Oceanographic submersibles
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