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A novel control design for a wave energy converter

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dc.contributor.advisor Brekken, Ted
dc.creator Schacher, Alphonse A.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-23T15:36:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-23T15:36:55Z
dc.date.copyright 2007-06-15
dc.date.issued 2007-07-23T15:36:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/6145
dc.description Graduation date: 2008
dc.description.abstract Ocean wave energy is rapidly becoming a field of great interest in the world of renewable energy. Significant advancements in design and technology are being made to make wave energy a viable alternative for our growing energy demands. The two major hurdles for ocean wave energy to make a significant contribution to our nations energy needs are the permitting of commercial wave parks and the creation of an ocean wave energy converter that is cost effective and reliable. Significant improvements in wave energy converters are now possible with the implementation of specialized generators and power electronic technologies. This allows for dynamic generator loading that gives the ability to control the buoy in order to increase power production and reliability. This thesis presents the development of a novel control design for a wave energy generator which focuses on reliability and power production. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Wave Energy en
dc.subject Control en
dc.subject.lcsh Hydroelectric generators -- Automatic control -- Mathematical models en
dc.subject.lcsh Ocean wave power -- Mathematical models en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric power production -- Equipment and supplies -- Design and construction en
dc.subject.lcsh Electric current converters -- Design and construction -- Mathematical models
dc.title A novel control design for a wave energy converter 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 von Jouanne, Annette

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