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Decoupled Control of a Twin Hull-Based Unmanned Surface Vehicle Using a Linear Parameter Varying Approach

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This paper presents a decoupled control of a twin hull-based Unmanned Surface Vehicle EDSON-J, using the \(H_\infty \) approach for Linear Parameter Varying (LPV) polytopic systems. This method was adapted in order to guarantee robust stability and performance regarding the important nonlinearities and the uncertainties on the hydrodynamics parameters. After the presentation of the nonlinear model and the decoupled model of the USV considered for the study, an LPV model was built, regarding the mass of the vehicle as unique varying parameter. Then the methodology of the control law applied is exposed and simulation results are presented. A comparison with the LTI/\(H_\infty \) approach will show the interest of the method in terms of performance.

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Chnib, E., Sename, O., Ferrante, F., Rodriguez Canales, E.S., Cutipa Luque, J.C. (2023). Decoupled Control of a Twin Hull-Based Unmanned Surface Vehicle Using a Linear Parameter Varying Approach. In: Conte, G., Sename, O. (eds) Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering . ICMCE 2021. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore.

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