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Novel control of a permanent magnet linear generator for ocean wave energy applications

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dc.contributor.advisor Brekken, Ted
dc.contributor.advisor von Jouanne, Annette
dc.creator VanderMeulen, Aaron H.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T17:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T17:40:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2007-06-14
dc.date.issued 2007-07-12T17:40:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/5921
dc.description Graduation date: 2008
dc.description.abstract Wave energy conversion devices are a rapidly growing interest worldwide for the potential to harness a sustainable and renewable energy source. Due to the oscillatory nature of ocean waves, the power generated from a permanent magnet linear generator (PMLG) for ocean wave energy conversion is pulsed. Focusing on direct drive technology, the PMLG directly translates the motion of the waves into electrical energy. The power generated, left unconditioned, is not easily used or stored. With conventional diode rectification topologies, line currents can not be controlled easily, resulting in an uncontrolled generator output and force. With an active rectifier topology, the real and reactive power from the PMLG is fully controllable. This thesis will investigate the generator modeling and design of a novel three-phase active rectifier topology and force controller with a dc-dc converter for bus voltage regulation. An in depth analysis for the controller design and simulations are presented. Hardware for the three-phase active rectifier is specified and built with initial lab test results. The controller design is implemented with National Instruments’ LabView and compiled on a CompactRIO real-time controller. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Permanent Magnet Linear Generator en
dc.subject Controller en
dc.subject Ocean Energy en
dc.subject Wave Energy en
dc.subject Active Rectifier en
dc.subject Three phase converter en
dc.subject dq control en
dc.subject Modeling en
dc.subject Simulations en
dc.subject dc dc converter en
dc.subject.lcsh Ocean wave power en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric generators -- Direct current -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric controllers -- Design and construction en
dc.title Novel control of a permanent magnet linear generator for ocean wave energy applications en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering en
dc.degree.level Master's en
dc.degree.discipline Engineering en
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en
dc.contributor.committeemember Eggerton, Jimmy
dc.contributor.committeemember Zaworski, Joe


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