Chaplin, Robert and Rahmati, Rahmati and Gunura, K. and Ma, Xiandong and Aggidis, George A. (2009) Control systems for WRASPA. In: International Conference on CLEAN ELECTRICAL POWER, Renewable Energy Resources Impact, 2009-06-092009-06-11, Capri, Italy.
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The paper discusses the need for a wave energy converter (WEC) to sense and respond to its environment in order to survive and to produce its maximum useful output. Such systems are described for Wraspa, a WEC being developed at Lancaster University and first reported at ICCEP in 2007. The main control system that continually monitors and optimises the power-take-off is termed ldquoStepwise Controlrdquo and seeks to continually adjust the damping force applied to the collector to suit the wave force that drives it. The complete instrumentation and control system that will be needed is considered briefly, including the above PTO control system; direction sensing and heading control; tide level compensation; condition monitoring and provisions for access and maintenance.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Conference on CLEAN ELECTRICAL POWER, Renewable Energy Resources Impact|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Control equipment ; Control systems ; Controllability ; Energy conversion ; Energy resources ; Energy storage ; Marine technology|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
|Deposited By:||Mrs Yaling Zhang|
|Deposited On:||04 Jun 2010 09:24|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2015 07:20|
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