The implementation of fixed rulebase fuzzy logic to the control of small surface ships
Authors: Polkinghorne, M.N., Roberts, G.N., Burns, R.S. and Winwood, D.
Journal: Control Engineering Practice
For ship control, the Proportional plus Integral plus Derivative (PID) controllers remain common-place. However, increasingly new autopilot strategies, promising higher levels of robustness and/or adaptive qualities, are being proposed as possible successors to the PID. Fuzzy logic is a modern control technique which is currently finding an increasing and diverse range of novel applications, both in its fixed-rulebase and intelligent forms. By means of full scale sea-trials, a newly developed fuzzy logic autopilot is evaluated for both course-keeping and course-changing, and a comparison made to its conventional equivalent. © 1995.
Preferred by: Martyn Polkinghorne