%0 Journal Article
	%A Ahmad Forouzantabar and  Babak Gholami and  Mohammad Azadi
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 67, 2012
	%T Adaptive Neural Network Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6416
	%V 67
	%X An adaptive neural network controller for
autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) is presented in this paper.
The AUV model is highly nonlinear because of many factors, such as
hydrodynamic drag, damping, and lift forces, Coriolis and centripetal
forces, gravity and buoyancy forces, as well as forces from thruster.
In this regards, a nonlinear neural network is used to approximate the
nonlinear uncertainties of AUV dynamics, thus overcoming some
limitations of conventional controllers and ensure good performance.
The uniform ultimate boundedness of AUV tracking errors and the
stability of the proposed control system are guaranteed based on
Lyapunov theory. Numerical simulation studies for motion control of
an AUV are performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the
proposed controller.
	%P 866 - 871