Thrust allocation techniques for dynamically positioned vessels

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum; no. 2008-04
Physical description29 p.
AbstractDynamically positioned vessels must maintain their heading and position entirely by appropriate manipulation of the actuators that they are equipped with. Typically, these actuators are fixed and/or azimuthing thrusters and rudders, although unconventional actuators may also be present such as hawsers or winches. The controller must apportion the desired body forces in an appropriate manner to the various actuators; this task is known as thrust allocation. This report describes the theory and practical techniques required to perform optimal thruster allocation.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6572
NPARC number8894957
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