Designing a PID Controller for Ship Autopilot System

  • Dinh Due Vo
  • Viet Anh Pham
  • Phung Hung Nguyen
  • Duy Anh NguyenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 554)


Many means of transportation in these days have autopilot system – a modern system made from the ultimate growth of technology that can handle a partial or a complete control and help the drivers get relaxed and restored for a long drive, especially in aeronautics and maritime in which a trip usually lasts for plenty of hours and a normal man cannot control the whole system for such long duration, due to mental and physical fitness issues. Thus, in this paper, we are going to present a popular controller in autopilot system – named “PID controller” – including its fundamentals, its mathematical models and its performance for both theoretical and practical result. In experimentation, we used the controller to navigate a ship model along a predefined tour and tested at a pool in order to compare and evaluate, as well as promote solutions to deal with the drawbacks.


Ship autopilot system PID controller Adaptive controller Nomoto model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dinh Due Vo
    • 1
  • Viet Anh Pham
    • 2
  • Phung Hung Nguyen
    • 2
  • Duy Anh Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Ho Chi Minh University of TechnologyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Ho Chi Minh University of TransportHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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