Design and Modeling of a Smart Wave Energy Converter

  • Taofeek Orekan
  • Peng Zhang
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This chapter presents theoretical analysis of the Smart-WEC at different wave conditions (regular and irregular waves). The Smart-WEC is a new type of point absorber wave energy converter that stores energy from the waves and form a completely self-contained, persistent, energy source platform suitable for powering distributed ocean systems (e.g., AUV). Power generated is then transferred through a novel UWPT technology. A direct drive linear generator, which eliminates mechanical parts like gear boxes, is adopted in the Smart-WEC device.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taofeek Orekan
    • 1
  • Peng Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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