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Journal Articles Ocean Engineering Year : 2007

Nonlinear Path Following Control of an AUV


A new type of control law is developed to steer an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) along a desired path. The methodology adopted for path-following deals explicitly with vehicle dynamics. Furthermore, it overcomes stringent initial condition constraints that are present in a number of path-following control strategies described in the literature. Controller design builds on Lyapunov theory and backstepping techniques. The resulting nonlinear feedback control law yields convergence of the path-following error trajectory to zero. Simulation results illustrate the performance of the control system proposed.

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lirmm-00127994 , version 1 (30-01-2007)



Lionel Lapierre, Antonio Pascoal, Didik Soeatanto. Nonlinear Path Following Control of an AUV. Ocean Engineering, 2007, 34 (18), pp.12. ⟨10.1016/j.oceaneng.2006.10.019⟩. ⟨lirmm-00127994⟩
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