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Dynamic simulation and control of an autonomous surface vehicle

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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) research and development is inspired by the navigating and communicatiog challenges of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The development objective is to provide real time positioning of and communication with AUVs through the air-sea interface. Despite extensive research on AUVs, the ASV has had limited research. The NAVY's desire to make AUV's defense capabilities realizable adds to the project's appeal. Guidance and control play an integral part in the ASV's success, motivating this thesis work. The overall vehicle dynamics were modeled and numerically simulated for 3 DOF lateral motion. These are development tools for the testing and tuning of PID and adaptive control algorithms. The results show the adaptive controller to be advantageous in terms of tuning, robustness and tracking performances. It uses a single layer neural network that bypasses the need for information about the system's dynamic structure and characteristics and provides portability.
Title: Dynamic simulation and control of an autonomous surface vehicle.
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Name(s): VanZwieten, Tannen S.
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: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 126 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) research and development is inspired by the navigating and communicatiog challenges of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The development objective is to provide real time positioning of and communication with AUVs through the air-sea interface. Despite extensive research on AUVs, the ASV has had limited research. The NAVY's desire to make AUV's defense capabilities realizable adds to the project's appeal. Guidance and control play an integral part in the ASV's success, motivating this thesis work. The overall vehicle dynamics were modeled and numerically simulated for 3 DOF lateral motion. These are development tools for the testing and tuning of PID and adaptive control algorithms. The results show the adaptive controller to be advantageous in terms of tuning, robustness and tracking performances. It uses a single layer neural network that bypasses the need for information about the system's dynamic structure and characteristics and provides portability.
Identifier: 9780496219193 (isbn), 13081 (digitool), FADT13081 (IID), fau:9945 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Hydrodynamics
Adaptive control systems--Computer simulation
PID controllers--Computer simulation
Neural networks (Computer science)
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