The ship track keeping with roll reduction using a multiple-states PD controller on the rudder operation

Ming Chung Fang, Jhih Hong Luo

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The paper presents a nonlinear hydrodynamic numerical model with multiple-states proportional-derivative (PD) controllers for simulating the ship's tracking in random sea. By way of the rudder operation, the track-keeping ability of the PD controller on the ship is examined using the line-of-sight (LOS) guidance technique. Furthermore, the roll-reduction function using the rudder control is also included in the PD controller. From the present simulation results, the single-input multiple-output (SIMO) heading/roll PD controller including LOS technique developed here indeed works, either for the roll reduction or for track keeping while the ship is maneuvering in waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalMarine Technology and SNAME News
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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