The Replenishment At Sea (RAS) maneuver is studied in detail for heading and speed control. Design of purposefully nonlinear laws is accomplished using the linearized Equations of Motion in three-degrees-of-freedom. Extensive use was made of low order modelling and optimal control theory. The results are verified using simulation for a number of possible RAS scenarios. The control systems were also tested in a simulated Sea State to insure proper operation in the presence of external perturbations.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Thaler, G J
    • Uhrin III, J J
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 75-82
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  • Accession Number: 00307637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM