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Title: Controller for a wave energy converter

Abstract

A wave energy converter (WEC) is described, the WEC including a power take off (PTO) that converts relative motion of bodies of the WEC into electrical energy. A controller controls operation of the PTO, causing the PTO to act as a motor to widen a wave frequency spectrum that is usable to generate electrical energy.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1215832
Patent Number(s):
9,140,231
Application Number:
14/047,700
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Wilson, David G., Bull, Diana L., and Robinett, III, Rush D. Controller for a wave energy converter. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Wilson, David G., Bull, Diana L., & Robinett, III, Rush D. Controller for a wave energy converter. United States.
Wilson, David G., Bull, Diana L., and Robinett, III, Rush D. Tue . "Controller for a wave energy converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1215832.
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abstractNote = {A wave energy converter (WEC) is described, the WEC including a power take off (PTO) that converts relative motion of bodies of the WEC into electrical energy. A controller controls operation of the PTO, causing the PTO to act as a motor to widen a wave frequency spectrum that is usable to generate electrical energy.},
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year = {Tue Sep 22 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Sep 22 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
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