Application-Oriented Adaptive Neural Networks Design for Ship’s Linear-Tracking Control

  • Wei Li
  • Jun Ning
  • Zhengjiang Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7952)


By employing Radial Basis Function (RBF) Neural Networks (NN) to approximate uncertain functions, an application-oriented adaptive neural networks design for ship linear-tracking control was brought in based on dynamic surface control (DSC) and minimal-learning-parameter (MLP) algorithm. With less learning parameters and reduced computation load, the proposed algorithm can avoid the possible controller singularity problem and the trouble caused by ”explosion of complexity” in traditional backstepping methods is removed, so it is convenient to be implemented in applications. In addition, the boundedness stability of the closed-loop system is guaranteed and the tracking error can be made arbitrarily small. Simulation results on ocean-going training ship ’YULONG’ are shown to validate the effectiveness and the performance of the proposed algorithm.


RBF Neural Networks DSC MLP Linear-Tracking Control Backstepping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Li
    • 1
  • Jun Ning
    • 1
  • Zhengjiang Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Navigation CollegeDalian Maritime UniversityChina

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