Genetic programming for the automatic design of controllers for a surface ship

Alfaro-Cid, E., McGookin, E.W. and Murray-Smith, D.J. (2008) Genetic programming for the automatic design of controllers for a surface ship. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 9(2), pp. 311-321. (doi:10.1109/TITS.2008.922932)

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Abstract

In this paper, the implementation of genetic programming (GP) to design a contoller structure is assessed. GP is used to evolve control strategies that, given the current and desired state of the propulsion and heading dynamics of a supply ship as inputs, generate the command forces required to maneuver the ship. The controllers created using GP are evaluated through computer simulations and real maneuverability tests in a laboratory water basin facility. The robustness of each controller is analyzed through the simulation of environmental disturbances. In addition, GP runs in the presence of disturbances are carried out so that the different controllers obtained can be compared. The particular vessel used in this paper is a scale model of a supply ship called CyberShip II. The results obtained illustrate the benefits of using GP for the automatic design of propulsion and navigation controllers for surface ships.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Optimisation, Controller Design, Genetic Programming
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGookin, Dr Euan and Murray-Smith, Professor David
Authors: Alfaro-Cid, E., McGookin, E.W., and Murray-Smith, D.J.
Subjects:T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1524-9050
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 9(2):311-321
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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