This paper is concerned with the design of a rudder roll stabilization (RRS) system by the internal model control (IMC) method. The proposed method directly shapes the output sensitivity function which relates the wave disturbance to the ship roll motion, to achieve good disturbance rejection. Under the IMC structure, the sensitivity functions depend linearly on a design transfer function and this makes it easy to satisfy the internal stability condition. A reference conditioning technique is employed in the design that takes the limited actuator authority into the controller design consideration to avoid unknowingly pushing the actuator beyond its saturation and slew rate limitation boundaries. Numerical results indicate that very good roll reduction is achieved for sinusoidal disturbance and reasonable roll reduction is obtained for a narrow band type of disturbance generated by passing a white noise sequence through a second order shaping filter.
Tzeng, Ching-Yaw; Wu, Chung-Yi; and Chu, Yu-Lung
"A Sensitivity Function Approach to the Design of Rudder Roll Stabilization Controller,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 9:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol9/iss2/5