Phase and amplitude control of a linear generator for wave energy conversion

Jonathan Shek, Ewen Macpherson, Markus Mueller

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Abstract

Direct drive power take-off for wave energy conversion has been proposed as a viable alternative to hydraulic and pneumatic based systems found in conventional wave energy converters. Allowing for further benefits to be realised, this paper presents a reaction force control scheme to maximise energy extraction, and investigates the modelling and simulation of a direct drive wave energy converter. The control scheme is applied to an experimental test rig with a prototype linear machine with results presented and analysed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Power Electronics Machines & Drives
Pages66-70
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

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