Motion Compensation System for a Free Floating Surface Effect Ship
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Original versionBoje, Edward [Eds.] Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, 2014 p. 8819-8824 Elsevier IFAC Publications / IFAC Proceedings series, IFAC Papers Online, 2014 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.01019
This paper deals with vertical motion compensation, or motion damping, on a freefloating Surface Effect Ship (SES) at zero speed. The Motion Compensation System (MCS) works by varying the air cushion pressure of a Surface Effect Ship (SES) to minimize vertical motion due to sea waves. We present a control system which guarantees Global Exponential Stability for the closed-loop state space system and ultimately boundedness for the perturbed system. A study of the performance of the control system is demonstrated through model-test results of a 3 meter long SES.
This is the author’s final, accepted and refereed manuscript to the article.