Wallace M. Bessa

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Sliding mode control, due to its robustness against modelling imprecisions and external disturbances, has been successfully employed to the dynamic positioning of remotely operated underwater vehicles. In order to improve the performance of the complete system, the discontinuity in the control law must be smoothed out to avoid the undesirable chattering(More)
This paper presents a detailed discussion about the convergence properties of a variable structure controller for uncertain single-input–single-output nonlinear systems (SISO). The adopted approach is based on the sliding mode control strategy and enhanced by an adaptive fuzzy algorithm to cope with modeling inaccuracies and external disturbances that can(More)
The dynamic behavior of underwater robotic vehicles can be greatly influenced by the nonlinear dynamics of the vehicle thrusters. In this way, the implementation of a good control strategy for the thruster subsystem is essential for the accurate control of the entire robotic vehicle. It was already shown in the literature that without compensation for(More)
Sliding mode control is a very attractive control scheme because of its robustness against modelling imperfections and external disturbances. It has been successfully employed to the dynamic positioning of remotely operated underwater vehicles. In such situations, the discontinuities in the control law must be smoothed out to avoid the undesirable(More)
This letter presents the depth control of an autonomous micro diving agent called autonomous diving agent (ADA). ADA consists of off-the-shelf components and features open-source hardware and firmware. It can be deployed as a testbed for depth controllers, as well as a mobile sensor platform for research or in industrial tanks. We introduce a control law(More)
This paper presents a nonlinear controller for uncertain single-input–single-output (SISO) nonlinear systems. The adopted approach is based on the feedback lineariza-tion strategy and enhanced by a fuzzy inference algorithm to cope with modeling inaccuracies and external disturbances that can arise. The boundedness and convergence properties of the tracking(More)
Due to the great technological improvement obtained in the last decades, it became possible to use robotic vehicles for underwater exploration. During the execution of a certain task with the robotic vehicle, the operator needs to monitor and control a number of parameters. If some of these parameters, as for instance the position and the orientation of the(More)