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    Control techniques for ocean energy applications.


    Ringwood, John (2013) Control techniques for ocean energy applications. IET 2013.

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    Abstract

    Control systems, despite often being `invisibly' incorporated within products, devices and vehicles, are ubiquitous. They are prevalent within the automotive and aerospace industries and form part of the vanguard of technologies in in- creasing performance, improving fuel economy and increasing safety. One of the most appealing aspects of incorporating control technology in many systems is that the addition of extra control functionality can usually be achieved merely through the addition of extra software code though, in many cases, additional sensors and actuators may be required. This relatively simple implementation modality masks both the capability of control systems and the high level of engineering underpinning the devel- opment of a suitable control algorithm. For example, many high-performance model-based control design methods require an accurate mathematical model of the system to be controlled and a significant number of man-hours can be absorbed in modelling. Nevertheless, there is usually a good case to be made for the incorporation of control technology to improve the performance (both technical and economic), reliability and safety of a system. In this chapter, we will examine the role that control engineering can play in making ocean energy technology more competitive.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Control techniques;ocean energy applications;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6798
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 14:28
    Journal or Publication Title: IET 2013
    Refereed: Yes
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