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Intelligent control for ship manoeuvering

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan


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In ship manoeuvering, 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 manoeuvering 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.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Ahmed YA, Hannan MA, Kamal IZM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics

Year: 2020

Volume: 67

Issue: 1

Print publication date: 02/03/2020

Acceptance date: 16/02/2020

ISSN (electronic): 2289-7895

Publisher: Akademia Baru Publishing


DOI: 10.37934/aram.67.1.19


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