Optimal Tracking Control with Feedforward Compensation

  • Bao-Lin Zhang
  • Qing-Long Han
  • Xian-Ming Zhang
  • Gong-You Tang


This chapter presents an optimal tracking control methodology for an offshore steel jacket platform subject to external wave force. Based on a dynamic model of an offshore steel jacket platform with an AMD mechanism and a linear exogenous system model of the external wave force on the offshore platform, an optimal tracking control scheme with feedforward compensation is proposed to attenuate wave-induced vibration of the offshore platform. A feedforward and feedback optimal tracking controller (FFOTC) can be obtained by solving an algebraic Riccati equation and a Sylvester equation, respectively. It is demonstrated that the wave-induced vibration amplitudes of the offshore platform under the FFOTC are much smaller than the ones under the feedback optimal tracking controller (FOTC) and the feedforward and feedback optimal controller (FFOC). Furthermore, the required control force under the FFOTC is smaller than the ones under the FOTC and the FFOC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bao-Lin Zhang
    • 1
  • Qing-Long Han
    • 2
  • Xian-Ming Zhang
    • 2
  • Gong-You Tang
    • 3
  1. 1.China Jiliang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Ocean University of ChinaQingdaoChina

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