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Adaptive hierarchical model predictive control of wave energy converters

Principal investigator: Guang LI
The project aims to develop a reliable and efficient control strategy to improve the wave energy converter (WEC) conversion efficiency and survivability over a wide range of sea states. This is to be achieved by integrating some enabling technologies in control and wave prediction into a hierarchical control framework, so that it can be equipped with several important features: maximum energy output, robustness to modelling uncertainties, and survivability at different sea states.