Up-Wave and Autoregressive Methods for Short-Term Wave Forecasting for an Oscillating Water Column


Paparella, Francesco and Monk, Kieran and Winands, Victor and Lopes, M.F.P. and Conley, Daniel and Ringwood, John (2015) Up-Wave and Autoregressive Methods for Short-Term Wave Forecasting for an Oscillating Water Column. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 6 (1). pp. 171-178. ISSN 1949-3029

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Abstract

The real-time control of wave energy converters (WECs) requires the prediction of the wave elevation at the location of the device in order to maximize the power extracted from the waves. One possibility is to predict the future wave elevation by combining its past history with the spatial information coming from a sensor which measures the free surface elevation up-wave of the WEC. As an application example, this paper focuses on the prediction of the wave elevation inside the chamber of the oscillating water column (OWC) for the Pico OWC plant in the Azores, and two different sensors for the measurement of the free surface elevation up-wave of the OWC were tested. The study showed that the use of the additional information coming from the up-wave sensor does not significantly improve the linear prediction of the chamber wave elevation given by a forecasting model based only on the past values of the chamber wave elevation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: wave forecasting; Time series; wave energy;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 9434
Identification Number: 10.1109/TSTE.2014.2360751
Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 15:23
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Refereed: Yes
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