Underwater target tracking of offshore crane system in subsea operations

Hooi Siang Kang, Yun Ta Wu, Lee Kee Quen, Collin Howe Hing Tang, Chee Loon Siow

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12 Citations (Scopus)


Accurate underwater target tracking during subsea lowering is a complex technological problem in offshore installation and deep ocean mining. It involves the real-time motion compensation of both combined effects from flow-induced vibration on the cable-payload and wave-induced motions on the host vessel. A target tracking mechanism for a planar motion was theoretically derived and simulated in this paper under both regular and irregular wave motions. The simulation results have shown that the proposed target tracking system, by using PID controller integrated with hydrodynamic effects of both surface vessel and subsea payload, has followed the movable subsea target with small vicinity. The findings of this paper can be further implemented in the development of automatizing the subsea operations of the offshore crane system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling, Design and Simulation of Systems - 17th Asia Simulation Conference, AsiaSim 2017, Proceedings
EditorsMohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali, Herman Wahid, Nurul Adilla Mohd Subha, Shafishuhaza Sahlan, Mohd Amri Md. Yunus, Ahmad Ridhwan Wahap
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789811065019
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event17th International Conference on Asia Simulation, AsiaSim 2017 - Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 2017 Aug 272017 Aug 29

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference17th International Conference on Asia Simulation, AsiaSim 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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