A Study of proportional-integral-derivative (PID) type and adaptive type autopilot

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
Subjectautopilot; automatic steering course-keeping
AbstractThis report studies two types of autopilot, the proportional-integral-derivative (PID) type and adaptive type. The equations of motion relating ship heading to applied rudder angle and the methods of solution are described, and an example of solution using the PID type autopilot algorithm is outlined in the report. The study found the PID type autopilot is relatively easy to implement for model test and manoeuvring simulation, whereas the adaptive type autopilot is more difficult to apply for these applications because of its complexity.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5593
NPARC number8895114
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Record identifier7924cf6a-ea1c-4794-b126-7fd1744f4f28
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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