MASK3 for Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls


This report outlines the "MASK3" wave tank test within the Advanced WEC Dynamics and Controls (AWDC) project. This test represents the final test in the AWDC project. The focus of the MASK3 test was to consider coordinated 3-degree-of-freedom (3DOF) control of a WEC in a realistic ocean environment. A key aspect of this test was the inclusion of a "self-tuning" mechanism which uses an optimization algorithm to update controller gains based on a changing sea state. The successful implementation of the self-tuning mechanism is the last crucial step required for such a controller to be implemented in real ocean environments.

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DOE Project Name: Advanced WEC Controls
DOE Project Number: FY17 AOP 110702
DOE Project Lead: William McShane
DOI: 10.15473/1581762
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from May, 2019
Submitted Dec 20, 2019


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