TURNING CHARACTERISTICS AND CONTROL OF SUBMERGED AND FLOATING VEHICLES

A nonlinear model that permits determination of both the coursekeeping and turning qualities of a submerged or floating vehicle is developed. Under conditions consistent with observed behavior, vehicle performance is shown to be dominated by a relatively small number of characteristic constants. This simplification permits a tradeoff relation to be developed between turning behavior and the required value of maximum rudder-rate. A velocity-adaptive control law is derived that provides optimal response to step changes in yaw angle for both large and small heading commands.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Lindgren, A G
    • Belanger, B N
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 118-126
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028973
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM