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Command governor adaptive control for unmanned underwater vehicles with measurement noise and actuator dead-zone


Makavita, CD and Nguyen, HD and Jayasinghe, SG and Ranmuthugala, D, Command governor adaptive control for unmanned underwater vehicles with measurement noise and actuator dead-zone, Proceedings of the 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 5-6 April 2016, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, pp. 384-379. ISBN 978-1-5090-0645-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/MERCon.2016.7480171


Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) are being deployed in advanced applications that require precise manoeuvring close to complex underwater structures such as oilrigs and subsea installations or moving objects such as submarines. The effect of vehicle hydrodynamic parameter variations is significant in such scenarios and in extreme conditions the UUV may experience loss of control. In addition, external disturbances present in these environments degrade the controllability of the UUV. Adaptive control has been identified as a promising solution that can improve the controllability in such situations. Nevertheless, adaptive control is not widely used within the industry mainly due to the trade-off between fast learning and smooth control signals. The Command Governor Adaptive Control (CGAC) has recently been proposed as a better compromise between the two extremes. In this paper, the performance of CGAC is investigated in the presence of measurement noise and actuator dead-zone. Simulation results show that that the CGAC is highly effective in retaining good tracking performance even in the presence of significant noise within the feedback signals and an unknown dead-zone in the actuator.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:actuator dead-zone, adaptive control, command governor, measurement noise, unmanned underwater vehicles
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics
Research Field:Field robotics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Makavita, CD (Mr Charita Makavita)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, HD (Dr Hung Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
ID Code:109238
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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