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Sliding mode control of motions of towed ships.

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Authors
Samora, Arthur K.
Subjects
towing
control
stability
automatic control system
Advisors
Papoulias, F.A.
Date of Issue
1991-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
A control system based on sliding mode control and the linear quadratic regulator is designed to stabilize the straight line motions of towed vessels. The control technique is through athwartship movement of the towline attachment point on the towed vessel. Control design is based on the linearized sway and yaw equations of motion. Numerical simulations for both the linearized and the nonlinear system are performed and demonstrate the added robustness of the control technique employed.
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Thesis
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Mechanical Engineering
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
56 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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