Tomás Salgado-Jiménez

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This paper proposes to introduce new control law algorithm based on high order sliding modes (HOSM) for dive control of the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Taipan. A comparison with classical sliding mode (SM) is carried out as well. These control techniques are based on second order sliding modes. High order methods allow overcoming the chattering(More)
Underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) play an important role in a number of shallow and deepwater missions for marine science, oil and gas extraction, exploration and salvage. In these applications, the motions of the ROV are guided either by a human pilot on a surface support vessel through an umbilical cord providing power and telemetry, or by an(More)
This paper describes both the design and technical integration of a deep water ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) that is able to employ visual inspection in deep water, as well as to take samples with an underwater arm. Visual inspection is the essential application for a ROV, which is useful for; underwater structure inspection, underwater oil production(More)
In this paper, a High Order Sliding Modes Control (HOSMC) is used to control TAIPAN, a torpedo shaped AUV from LIRMM, France. The implementation of a Second Order Sliding Mode controller in this system is the main contribution of this work. Sliding Mode Control (SMC) is adequate for controlling AUVs, since it offers robustness in the presence of(More)
An image processing algorithm based on the Fourier Transform Profilometry (FTP) method for 3D reconstruction purposes is presented. This method uses a global and local analysis for the phase unwrapping stage and obtains better results than using a simple unwrapping algorithm in the normal FTP method. A sinusoidal fringe pattern of known spatial frequency is(More)
Underwater robots have had a significant contribution in the inspection, maintenance and repair of underwater structures related to the power and oil industry. Underwater robots have a big potential application in Mexico due to, the two federal Mexican companies related with the power and oil are in constant expansion. CIDESI is working in two projects(More)
The underwater vehicle control has two problems to deal with; parametric uncertainty and unknown disturbance. Sliding Mode Control (SMC) effectively addresses these issues and is therefore a viable choice for controlling underwater vehicles. On the other hand, this method is known to be susceptible to chatter, which is a high frequency signal induced by the(More)
For decades, PID (Proportional + Integral + Derivative)-like controllers have been successfully used in academia and industry for many kinds of plants. This is thanks to its simplicity and suitable performance in linear or linearized plants, and under certain conditions, in nonlinear ones. A number of PID controller gains tuning approaches have been(More)
The underwater vehicle control has two problems to deal with: parametric uncertainty and unknown disturbance. Sliding Mode Control (SMC) effectively addresses these issues and is therefore a viable choice for controlling underwater vehicles. On the other hand, this method is known to be susceptible to chatter, which is a high frequency signal induced by the(More)
The response of the ROGUE underwater glider controlled by a scheme called Sliding PD control is shown and described. This control law has been widely used in robot manipulators, quadrotors and underwater ROV's. This is a model-free and chattering-free controller that makes motion robust to disturbance and uncertainty. The ROGUE dynamic model calculated on(More)