Real-time sail and heading optimization for a surface sailing vessel by extremum seeking control

Kai Treichel, Jerome Jouffroy

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    Abstract

    In this paper we develop a simplified mathematical model representing the main elements of the behaviour of sailing vessels as a basis for simulation and controller
    design. For adaptive real-time optimization of the sail and heading angle we then apply extremum seeking control (which is a gradient based control law that
    drives the output of a linear or nonlinear system to its extremum) as an approach to maximize the longitudinal velocity. The basic idea behind extremum seeking and “how it works” is presented, as well as a simulation study on noise, convergence and stability issues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication55th International Scientific Colloquium (IWK)
    Number of pages6
    Place of PublicationGermany
    Publication date2010
    Pages198-203
    ISBN (Print)978-3-938843-53-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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