Control code generator used for control experiments in ship scale model.



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Polo, O. R. and Esteban San Román, Segundo and Marón, A. and Grau, L. and Cruz García, Jesús Manuel de la (2002) Control code generator used for control experiments in ship scale model. In Trol Applications in Marine Systems 2001 (CAMS 2001). Pergamon-Elsevier Science LTD, pp. 279-284. ISBN 0-08-043236-0

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After a study of control design to get a good candidate for testing, it comes a step of experimental confirmation. The general objective of the research is to smooth the vertical motions of a fast ferry. A T-foil and transom flaps are added to a scaled-down replica of the fast ferry. These appendages can move under control. So there is a control system installed on the replica, that moves the appendages using motors, and measures the main variables of the ship and actuators motions. This control system is based on an industrial PC with electronic interfaces for motors and sensors. The control algorithm obtained by the design, must be implemented as real-time control software, to be executed on the industrial PC. For a fast and easy translation from design to real-time application, a new software tool has been developed. This tool generates directly C++ code, easy to compile, from a graphical description of the control. With this tool, the experiments have been achieved in short time. During experiments, several non expected circumstances appear, but this was not a problem: the tool allows for an easy improvement of the original design. The paper describes the tool and its use during experiments.

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© 2001 IFAC. IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (Jul 18-20, 2001. Glasgow, Escocia). The authors want to thank the support of the CICYT Spanish Committee (project TAP97- 0607-C03-01), and the collaboration of the BAZAN and CEHIPAR staff.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Ship Control, Rapid Prototyping, Programming Environment, Automatic Control
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
ID Code:27587
Deposited On:29 Jan 2015 08:50
Last Modified:29 Jan 2015 08:50

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