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    A class of globally stabilising controllers for the control of wave energy devices for potable water production

    Lekka, Angeliki and Turner, Mathew C. and Ringwood, John (2012) A class of globally stabilising controllers for the control of wave energy devices for potable water production. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA). IEEE, pp. 1369-1373. ISBN 9781467345033

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    This paper provides a stability analysis for a system that captures wave energy in order to produce potable water. The system, introduced in [1], is a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) of the point-absorber type coupled to a hydraulic Power Take-Off (PTO) that converts wave energy into pressure. Previous work has used a partial state-feedback controller with integral action and feed-forward to provide good nominal control behaviour. Although open-loop stability was proven in [1], no guarantees of closed-loop stability were given; in this paper we provide such guarantees for a class of controllers, of which the controller proposed in [1] is a special case.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at 10.1109/CCA.2012.6402400 . © 2012 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other users, including reprinting/ republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted components of this work in other works.
    Keywords: Wave energy converter; potable water; stability analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 4412
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 15:15
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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