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Title: Systems Engineering Applied to the Development of a Wave Energy Farm.

Abstract

A motivation for undertaking this stakeholder requirements analysis and Systems Engineering exercise is to document the requirements for successful wave energy farms to facilitate better design and better design assessments. A difficulty in wave energy technology development is the absence to date of a verifiable minimum viable product against which the merits of new products might be measured. A consequence of this absence is that technology development progress, technology value, and technology funding have largely been measured, associated with, and driven by technology readiness, measured in technology readiness levels (TRLs). Originating primarily from the space and defense industries, TRLs focus on procedural implementation of technology developments of large and complex engineering projects, where cost is neither mission critical nor a key design driver. The key deficiency with the TRL approach in the context of wave energy conversion is that WEC technology development has been too focused on commercial readiness and not enough on the stakeholder requirements and particularly economic viability required for market entry.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [2];  [1];  [6];  [6]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Wave Venture Ltd., Cornwall (United Kingdom)
  3. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Nantes (France)
  4. Ramboll, Copenhagen (Denmark)
  5. DNV GL, London (United Kingdom)
  6. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
OSTI Identifier:
1365534
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-4507
652904
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER

Citation Formats

Roberts, Jesse D., Bull, Diana L., Costello, Ronan Patrick, Babarit, Aurelien, Nielsen, Kim, Ferreira, Claudio Bittencourt, Kennedy, Ben, Malins, Robert Joseph, Dykes, Kathryn, and Weber, Jochem. Systems Engineering Applied to the Development of a Wave Energy Farm.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1365534.
Roberts, Jesse D., Bull, Diana L., Costello, Ronan Patrick, Babarit, Aurelien, Nielsen, Kim, Ferreira, Claudio Bittencourt, Kennedy, Ben, Malins, Robert Joseph, Dykes, Kathryn, & Weber, Jochem. Systems Engineering Applied to the Development of a Wave Energy Farm.. United States. doi:10.2172/1365534.
Roberts, Jesse D., Bull, Diana L., Costello, Ronan Patrick, Babarit, Aurelien, Nielsen, Kim, Ferreira, Claudio Bittencourt, Kennedy, Ben, Malins, Robert Joseph, Dykes, Kathryn, and Weber, Jochem. Sat . "Systems Engineering Applied to the Development of a Wave Energy Farm.". United States. doi:10.2172/1365534. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1365534.
@article{osti_1365534,
title = {Systems Engineering Applied to the Development of a Wave Energy Farm.},
author = {Roberts, Jesse D. and Bull, Diana L. and Costello, Ronan Patrick and Babarit, Aurelien and Nielsen, Kim and Ferreira, Claudio Bittencourt and Kennedy, Ben and Malins, Robert Joseph and Dykes, Kathryn and Weber, Jochem},
abstractNote = {A motivation for undertaking this stakeholder requirements analysis and Systems Engineering exercise is to document the requirements for successful wave energy farms to facilitate better design and better design assessments. A difficulty in wave energy technology development is the absence to date of a verifiable minimum viable product against which the merits of new products might be measured. A consequence of this absence is that technology development progress, technology value, and technology funding have largely been measured, associated with, and driven by technology readiness, measured in technology readiness levels (TRLs). Originating primarily from the space and defense industries, TRLs focus on procedural implementation of technology developments of large and complex engineering projects, where cost is neither mission critical nor a key design driver. The key deficiency with the TRL approach in the context of wave energy conversion is that WEC technology development has been too focused on commercial readiness and not enough on the stakeholder requirements and particularly economic viability required for market entry.},
doi = {10.2172/1365534},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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