Tracking keeping systems with predictive control

A.D. Hansen, N.K. Poulsen


This report is concerned with the design and implementation of a route tracking system for ships, using predictive control. The report presents the syn thesis of the ship's control system based upon the minimization of the mean square prediction of the ship's deviation from the desired track. The performance of this route tracking system is tested by numerical simulations with a nonlinear stochastic model of a ship.

IMM Technical Report 4/96