Wave Energy converters linear QUADratic control FRAMEwork
EPF Elettrotecnica Srl
The WEQUAD FRAME (Wave Energy converters linear QUADratic control FRAMEwork) project applied the linear quadratic modern control synthesis principles to multiple WEC technologies, in order to build a common control development framework for the PTOs regulating control laws.
The main criteria for the R&D activities has been the feasibility in all its facets and the performance optimisation of the primary capture and the secondary conversion. Another fundamental criteria was the integratability with specific WEC ad-hoc control solutions.
EPF Energy Automation presented a poster on their Stage 1 Control Systems project at the 2017 WES Annual Conference. All Stage 1 Control System posters are available to download here.
Control Systems Stage 1 Public Report for the EPF Elettrotecnica Srl "WEQUAD FRAME" project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.View Details