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Autopilot: heading control Documents

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Autopilot: heading control 

written by Nicolas Magdelaine

The Ship Heading Control zip file contains four ready to run Java programs (jar files) and pdf documentation.   The simulations display a ship (vessel) with a heading that is controlled by an autopilot. Each simulation implements a different control law (P, PI, PID, 2 degree of freedom PID) so that user can test and compare performance with different control law parameters.

Published January 21, 2019
Last Modified January 21, 2020

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Supplemental Documents (4)

Heading Control P Documentation 

The control law uses proportional gain for the rudder parameter.

Last Modified January 22, 2020

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Heading Control PI Documentation 

The control law uses proportional (Rudder parameter), and Integral (Yawing parameter) actions and a biais (Permanent Helm).

Last Modified January 22, 2020

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Heading Control PID Documentation 

The control law uses proportional (Rudder parameter), Integral (Yawing parameter) and derivative (Counter Rudder parameter) actions and a biais (Permanent Helm).

Last Modified January 22, 2020

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Heading Control 2 Dim PID Documentation 

The control law uses a 2 degree of freedom PID. Its parameters are a proportional gain (Rudder), an integral gain (Yawing), a derivative gain (Counter Rudder), a biais (Permanent Helm).

Last Modified January 22, 2020

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