INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN ELECTRONICA, CONTROL Y PROCESAMIENTO DE SEÑALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Experimental validation of constraint mitigation algorithm in underwater robot depth control
ROSENDO, JUAN LUIS; CLEMENT, BENOIT; GARELLI, FABRICIO
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART I-JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PUBLISHING LTD
Año: 2019 vol. 233 p. 264 - 275
This work explores both modeling and control of the experimental Ciscrea autonomous underwater vehicle. A 6-degree-of-freedom model is presented and validated for turn and emerge/sink maneuvers. Then, a constraint compensating algorithm is proposed based on quasi-sliding mode conditioning ideas and added to a pre-existing inaccessible proportional-derivative controller in order to improve the overall closed-loop response. By considering actuator constraints, the employed technique allows path following at greater speed than the original controller for a given error tolerance. Experimental results on the so-called Ciscrea underwater robot are presented.