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