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Controller for a wave energy converter

United States Patent

September 22, 2015
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A wave energy converter (WEC) is described, the WEC including a power take off (PTO) that converts relative motion of bodies of the WEC into electrical energy. A controller controls operation of the PTO, causing the PTO to act as a motor to widen a wave frequency spectrum that is usable to generate electrical energy.
Wilson; David G. (Tijeras, NM), Bull; Diana L. (Albuquerque, NM), Robinett, III; Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 047,700
October 7, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.