Associate Professor Jeff Scruggs is a participant in one of the projects. This project, which focuses on advanced controls, will develop an optimal control system that predicts ocean conditions and adjusts device settings accordingly to optimize power production for three different wave energy converter (WEC) devices:
(1) the OE buoy developed by Ocean Energy USA
(2) the Surge WEC device developed by Resolute Marine Energy, and
(3) the Wave Carpet developed at CalWave (UC Berkeley).
Device performance improvements will be validated through wave-tank testing and one final full-scale test.
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