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Thrust control of electric marine thrusters

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4 Author(s)
Guibert, C. ; Inst. de Recherche en Electrotech. et Electronique de Nantes Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France ; Foulon, E. ; Ait-Ahmed, N. ; Loron, L.

This paper deals with the problem of the control of thrust generated by conventional bladed propeller of marine thrusters and moved by an electric motor. This paper described a control law based on the estimation of the thrust using two features: an extended Kalman filter to observe the torque and an reversed hydrodynamic model of the propeller to control the thrust by a proportional-integral controller. The performances and robustness of this control law is compared to a PI controller without estimator and to the model-based-velocity control.

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Industrial Electronics Society, 2005. IECON 2005. 31st Annual Conference of IEEE

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6-10 Nov. 2005