On steering a sailing ship in a wearing maneuver

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Abstract

Compared to more conventional ships, little attention was given to nonlinear control design for ships sailing by the wind. Following our previous work, this paper addresses the issue of trajectory and reference input generation for a model that imitates the general behavior of sailing vessels. Specifically, we consider the generation of paths to perform a wearing maneuver. A feedforward controller scheme is then introduced to steer the modeled vehicle along this maneuver, and simulation results are presented as an illustration.

Original languageEnglish
Publication date2009
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIFAC International Conference on Manoeuvering and Control of Marine Craft -
Duration: 16. Sep 200918. Oct 2009
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceIFAC International Conference on Manoeuvering and Control of Marine Craft
Number8
Period16/09/200918/10/2009

Keywords

  • sailing ships
  • path generation
  • steering control
  • nonlienar systems

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