Theoretical aspects of high-speed supercavitation vehicle control

Bálint Vanek, József Bokor, Gary Balas

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A control system based on feedback linearization is developed for a high-speed supercavitating underwater vehicle. The supercavitation bubble surrounding the body leads to reduced drag but is also responsible for the undesired switched, nonlinear and delay dependent behavior caused by the phenomena known as planing. The theoretical contributions of the switched control design are discussed in connection with the mathematical description of the system. Special attention is made to understand and handle the complex and novel dynamics of the vehicle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 American Control Conference - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2006 American Control Conference
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Vanek, B., Bokor, J., & Balas, G. (2006). Theoretical aspects of high-speed supercavitation vehicle control. In Proceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference (pp. 5263-5268). [1657559] (Proceedings of the American Control Conference; Vol. 2006).