Ahead of the wave

Ringwood, John (2010) Ahead of the wave. Journal of Ocean Technology, 5 (2). pp. 73-91.

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This paper examines the challenges of efficiently harnessing wave energy. A variety of energy conversion device types is reviewed and a generic heaving buoy device selected for detailed examination. A number of modeling and control challenges are detailed and a hierarchical control structure is indicated. Both potable water production and electricity generation are included as possible uses of such devices and each presents separate control challenges.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Wave energy; mathematical modeling; control systems; electricity generation;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 3613
Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 09:34
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Ocean Technology
Publisher: Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Refereed: Yes

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