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An experimental study of station keeping on an underactuated ASV

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An experimental study of station keeping on an underactuated ASV
— Dynamic positioning is an important application for marine vehicles that do not have the luxury of anchoring or mooring themselves. Such vehicles are usually large and have arrays of thrusters that allow for controllability in the sway as well as the surge and yaw axes. Most smaller boats however, are underactuated and do not possess control in the sway direction. This makes the control problem significantly more challenging. We address the station keeping problem for a small autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) with significant windage. The vehicle is required to hold station at a given position. We describe the design of a weighted controller that uses wind feed-forward to complement a Line-Of-Sight guidance controller to achieve satisfactory performance under slow-varying moderate wind conditions. We test the control system in simulation and in field trials with a twin-propeller ASV. Experiments show that the controller works very well in moderate wind conditions allowing the ASV...
Arvind Pereira, Jnaneshwar Das, Gaurav S. Sukhatme
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where IROS
Authors Arvind Pereira, Jnaneshwar Das, Gaurav S. Sukhatme
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