Supervisory Controller of the Ship Propulsion Plant
The paper describes an integration of monitoring and control of three main parts of the ship propulsion plant: Main Engine – Shaft Generator – Pitch Propeller. The Supervisory optimal and fuzzy logic controller is to be implemented into the system as an intelligent and adaptive unit, gathering inputs and outputs of three “independent” (main engine, shaft generator, pitch propeller) parts of ship propulsion system. Described above supervisory controller is intentionally included into “Sail by Wire“ Supervisory System and creates a virtual controller of ship’s safety performance. This is an integrated, optimal, adaptive and intelligent control and monitoring system responsible for ship’s safety.
Zygmunt Kitowski, Jerzy Garus and Piotr Szymak
J. Kruszewski "Supervisory Controller of the Ship Propulsion Plant", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 180, pp. 46-55, 2012