On-board voltage regulation for all-electric DC ships

Ali Haseltalab, Miguel Ayala Botto, Rudy R. Negenborn

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In this paper, a control strategy is proposed for the voltage regulation and the shaft speed control of diesel generators on-board of all-electric ships with Direct Current (DC) power and propulsion systems. The proposed methodology is based on Input-Output Feedback Linearization (IOFL) of the prime mover dynamical model. First, a model for different components in the system is represented and by merging them, the overall model of the system is obtained in state space format. Then, an IOFL-based control algorithm is applied for stabilization, voltage regulation and shaft speed control of the diesel generator. The performance of the algorithm is assessed using a model of an inland vessel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-347
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCAMS 2018: 11th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics, and Vehicles - Opatija, Croatia
Duration: 10 Sep 201812 Sep 2018


  • Diesel Generator-Rectifier
  • Input-Output Feedback Linearization
  • On-Board DC Power System
  • Voltage Regulation


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