A nonholonomic control method is considered for stabilizing all attitudes and positions (x, y, or z) of an underactuated X4 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) with four thrusters and six degrees of freedom (DOF), in which the positions are stabilized according to the Lyapunov stability theory. A dynamic model is first derived, and then a sequential nonlinear control strategy is implemented for the X4-AUV which is composed of translational and rotational subsystems. A controller for the translational subsystem stabilizes one position out of the x-, y-, and z-coordinates, whereas controllers for the rotational subsystems generate the desired roll, pitch, and yaw angles. Thus, the rotational controllers stabilize all the attitudes of the X4-AUV at the desired (x-, y-, or z-) position of the vehicle. Some numerical simulations are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controllers.
- Nonholonomic systems
- Underactuated control system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Artificial Intelligence