Application of Particle Swarm Optimized PDD2 Control for Ship Roll Motion With Active Fins

Ertogan M. , Ertugrul S. , TAYLAN M.

IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, vol.21, no.2, pp.1004-1014, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tmech.2015.2479401
  • Page Numbers: pp.1004-1014


This paper presents an intelligent control of a ship's roll motion damping system consisting of a pair of active fins driven by a hydraulic system. The suggested intelligent controller updates coefficients of the proportionalderivative- second derivative controller (PDD2) using particle swarm optimization (PSO). The memory-based and the triggered-memory-based PSO algorithms are studied to improve the performance of PSO-PDD2 algorithm for various sea conditions using simulations. The resulting triggeredmemory- based PSO-PDD2 controller shows a superior total roll motion damping performance. Damping of small roll motions has also been achieved. The PSO-PDD2 active fin system controller has been implemented for the sample ship, Marti, in a full-scale sea trial in real time. Results of both simulations and real-time trials are presented. Application of PSO has yielded very promising results not only for PDD2 roll damping controller but also for other possible marine control application.