Real-time latching control of wave energy converter with consideration of wave force prediction

Liang Li, Yan Gao, Zhiming Yuan

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A real-time latching controller with consideration of wave force prediction is developed and applied to a heaving point-absorber to maximize its energy absorption. The control scheme is based on the combination of optimal command theory and first order-one variable grey model GM(1,1). By forecasting the wave forces in the near future, the control action at the next instant is deduced. Simulation results show that the energy absorption is increased due to the real-time controller. Therefore, the developed real-time controller is applicable to an industrial wave energy converter (WEC) in random waves. The effect of wave force prediction deviation is also examined. It is shown that the control efficiency is reduced in the presence of prediction deviation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538616543
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018
Event2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 28 May 201831 May 2018


Conference2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018


  • energy absorption
  • optimal command theory
  • real-time latching control
  • renewable energy
  • wave energy converter
  • wave force prediction

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