A Nonlinear Observer for Estimating Transverse Stability Parameters of Marine Surface Vessels
World Congress, Volume # 18 | Part# 1
Galeazzi, Roberto; Perez, Tristan
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Nonlinear observer and filter design; Parameter-varying systems; Nonlinear systems
This paper presents a nonlinear observer for estimating parameters associated with the restoring term of a roll motion model of a marine vessel in longitudinal waves. Changes in restoring, also referred to as transverse stability, can be the result of changes in the vessel's centre of gravity due to, for example, water on deck and also in changes in the buoyancy triggered by variations in the water-plane area produced by longitudinal waves -- propagating along the fore-aft direction along the hull. These variations in the restoring can change dramatically the dynamics of the roll motion leading to dangerous resonance. Therefore, it is of interest to estimate and detect such changes.
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