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Energy-Maximizing Control for Ocean Energy Converter

  • Taofeek Orekan
  • Peng Zhang
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Abstract

This chapter presents two control methods, MPEC for maximum power extraction of Smart-WEC and MLCT for life cycle extension of tidal energy converter. The results show that MPEC significantly increase power extraction by the Smart-WEC. Also, in order to eliminate speed sensor in the MLCT technique, an artificial neural network is adopted to estimate the tidal speed.

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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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