Control and guidance approach using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle


Jantapremjit, P and Wilson, P.A. (2008) Control and guidance approach using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. International Journal of Maritime Engineering, 150, (A2), 1-12.

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Description/Abstract

In this paper, the simulation results of a control and guidance strategy for homing and docking tasks using an
autonomous underwater vehicle are presented. An optimal high-order sliding mode control via a State-Dependent
Riccati equation approach is introduced. The method provides optimal motion control eorts and robustness
for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) decoupled system whilst eliminating chattering eects. A path
planning strategy for homing and docking is introduced. An articial potential eld and a vector eld method
give a desired trajectory using existing information from ocean network sensors. The Line-of-Sight method is
used for an AUV to follow the path. It provides guidance for an AUV to follow the predened path to a required
position with the nal desired orientation. In order to improve a docking manoeuvre, a switched weight technique
is proposed for controlling a vehicle's path and nal stage docking. Integration of a control and guidance system
gives a complete system for this application. The simulation studies are shown in the paper.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1479-8751 (print)
Keywords: autonomous, underwater, vehicle
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 50935
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:34
Contact Email Address: philip.wilson@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50935

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