The technical feasibility of roll motion control devices has been amply demonstrated for over 100 years. Performance, however, can still fall short of expectations because of deficiencies in control system designs, which have proven to be far from trivial due to fundamental performance limitations. This tutorial paper presents an account of the development of various ship roll motion control systems and the challenges associated with their design. The paper discusses how to assess performance, the applicability of different models, and control methods that have been applied in the past.
8th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems. Proceedings of the 8th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (Rostock, Germany 15-17 September, 2010)