Genetic Programming for the Automatic Design of Controllers for a Surface Ship

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  author =       "Eva Alfaro-Cid and Euan W. McGookin and 
                 David J. Murray-Smith and Thor I. Fossen",
  title =        "Genetic Programming for the Automatic Design of
                 Controllers for a Surface Ship",
  journal =      "IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation
  year =         "2008",
  month =        jun,
  volume =       "9",
  number =       "2",
  pages =        "311--321",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, control
                 system synthesis, navigation, propulsion, ships
                 CyberShip II, automatic design, controller structure,
                 navigation controllers, propulsion controllers, supply
                 ship, surface ship",
  ISSN =         "1524-9050",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1109/TITS.2008.922932",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "In this paper, the implementation of genetic
                 programming (GP) to design a controller structure is
                 assessed. GP is used to evolve control strategies that,
                 given the current and desired state of the propulsion
                 and heading dynamics of a supply ship as inputs,
                 generate the commanded forces required to maneuver the
                 ship. The controllers created using GP are evaluated
                 through computer simulations and real maneuverability
                 tests in a laboratory water basin facility. The
                 robustness of each controller is analyzed through the
                 simulation of environmental disturbances. In addition,
                 GP runs in the presence of disturbances are carried out
                 so that the different controllers obtained can be
                 compared. The particular vessel used in this paper is a
                 scale model of a supply ship called CyberShip II. The
                 results obtained illustrate the benefits of using GP
                 for the automatic design of propulsion and navigation
                 controllers for surface ships.",
  notes =        "Also known as \cite{4517335}",
  uk_research_excellence_2014 = "This paper represents the outcome of a
                 Marie Curie funded collaborative project with the
                 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NUST),
                 and is one of the first studies to use Genetic
                 Programming in the design of marine vehicle control
                 systems. The research involved the optimisation of the
                 structure and associated gains of a control system for
                 guiding a surface vessel. The optimised controller was
                 used on the test vehicle in tank trials and evaluated
                 in the Marine Cybernetics Laboratory at NUST (Contact:
                 Thor Fossen, ), to demonstrate the power of this
                 optimisation method for controller design.",

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