REPLENISHMENT AT SEA: AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM

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

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • 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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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM