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“Nonlinear Passive Control and Observer Design for Ships”

Authors: Thor I. Fossen,
Affiliation: NTNU, Department of Engineering Cybernetics
Reference: 2000, Vol 21, No 3, pp. 129-184.

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Keywords: Passivity, nonlinear control, observers, ship control, marine systems

Abstract: Starting with passivity of the ambient water-ship system this article proceeds with nonlinear observer design, design of dynamic ship positioning systems and weather optimal positioning control systems exploiting the passivity properties of the vessel and the surrounding water. The article gives an overview of methods for passive ship control and observer design.

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  title={{Nonlinear Passive Control and Observer Design for Ships}},
  author={Fossen, Thor I.},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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