Control Architecture of a prototype for the real-time validation of emersion and immersion maneuvers of underwater devices for energy harnessing

Portilla, Marina P. and Espín García, María Montserrat and Somolinos Sanchez, Jose Andres and Lopez Piñeiro, Amable and Morales, R. (2015). Control Architecture of a prototype for the real-time validation of emersion and immersion maneuvers of underwater devices for energy harnessing. In: "MARTECH 6th International Workshop on Marine Technology", 15th and 17th September 2015, Cartagena, Spain. pp. 1-4.

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Title: Control Architecture of a prototype for the real-time validation of emersion and immersion maneuvers of underwater devices for energy harnessing
Author/s:
  • Portilla, Marina P.
  • Espín García, María Montserrat
  • Somolinos Sanchez, Jose Andres
  • Lopez Piñeiro, Amable
  • Morales, R.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: MARTECH 6th International Workshop on Marine Technology
Event Dates: 15th and 17th September 2015
Event Location: Cartagena, Spain
Title of Book: Proceedings del MARTECH 6th International Workshop on Marine Technology
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Navales (UPM)
Department: Arquitectura, Construcción y Sistemas Oceánicos y Navales (Dacson)
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The exploitation of renewable marine energy sources requires devices which have been proven to be economically competitive with regard to other traditional energy sources. One of the current study aims is to reduce maintenance costs by successively automating more tasks. Since building real scale prototypes is too expensive and impractical, it is necessary to design and build laboratory prototypes in order to validate both the dynamic model and the control algorithms for the automatic emersion (depth to the sea surface) and immersion (from the sea surface to the depth of operation) maneuvers of hydrokinetic devices with which to harness renewable energies. This paper presents the instrumentation and control architecture of a reduced scale prototype that was conceived for experimentation in a calm water basin of up to 2 m in depth. It is based on a new modular actuator set together with a depth and a 3D-attitude sensor system connected by means of a NI-Crio embedded computer. The prototype of the proposed architecture allows us to validate different control systems by only reprogramming the respective control algorithms.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainDPI2014-53499RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedControl de operaciones de dispositivos marinos de aprovechamiento de la energía hidrocinetica
Government of SpainDPI2011-24113UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 42562
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42562/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42562
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Dec 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2018 12:27
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