Preliminary experiments in the model-based dynamic control of marine thrusters

  title={Preliminary experiments in the model-based dynamic control of marine thrusters},
  author={Louis L. Whitcomb and Dana R. Yoerger},
This paper presents experiments with a new algorithm for the unseady (tranient) thrust control bladed-propeller marine thrusters. Comparative experiments over a wide range of unsteady operating conditions with three different thrust control algorithms demonstrate the model-based control algorithm to offer transient thrust-control performance superior to that of its non-model-based counterpart. The use of improved unsteady thrust control on underwater vehicles promises to reduce the well… CONTINUE READING
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