The implementation of fixed rulebase fuzzy logic to the control of small surface ships

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Authors: Polkinghorne, M.N., Roberts, G.N., Burns, R.S. and Winwood, D.

Journal: Control Engineering Practice

Volume: 3

Issue: 3

Pages: 321-328

ISSN: 0967-0661

DOI: 10.1016/0967-0661(95)00003-D

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.

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