In this paper, we consider the minimum time problem for underwater vehicles. Using Lagrangian mechanics, we write the equations of motion for marine vehicles with 6 degrees of freedom as a controlled mechanical system. We then apply the necessary conditions from the maximum principle for a trajectory to be time optimal. Using techniques from differential geometry we analyze the resuls. Finally we supplement the theoretical study with numerical simulations.
Volume Subject Area:Ocean Engineering
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