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Ship Manoeuvering and Intelligent Control

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan


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In ship manoeuvring, the only two actuators are rudder and propeller revolution for the whole system. Therefore, by controlling these two for a designated purpose, automation in ship manoeuvring could be established. Classical control system like PID for track keeping or course changing has widely been used by on-board autopilot system. However, there are number of sophisticated ship manoeuvres, where the classical control systems fail and thus, the intelligent controllers are often encouraged to take over the classical systems. This paper is aimed to point out the application of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) controller for automatic ship berthing and Fuzzy Logic controller for waypoint controller in particular. Strategies as well as the formation of the two controllers are discussed briefly. In addition, simulations and experiments results are presented and compared to ensure the practical applicability of these intelligent controllers.

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Author(s): Ahmed YA, Hannan MA, Iwan MK

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 11th International Conference on Marine Technology (MARTEC)

Year of Conference: 2018

Online publication date: 14/08/2018

Acceptance date: 16/06/2018