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This paper considers way-point manoeuvering in three degrees of freedom (surge, sway and yaw). A line-of-sight motivated control law that globally κ-exponentially stabilizes an underactuated ship is derived using output redefinition and cascaded systems theory. The control law development is based on a general nonlinear ship model with surge propeller force and rudder moment as control inputs. Simulation results on a full scale model of a supply vessel are presented.
Decision and Control, 2004. CDC. 43rd IEEE Conference on (Volume:5 )
Date of Conference: 14-17 Dec. 2004