Scope and Work Packages
The project is divided into several different work packages, which are highlighted below:
WP1: Initial testing and data collection from radar and inertia sensors
In this work package data collection will be carried out using either existing commercial radar, radar development equipment or easier radar prototype. The collection of radar data will be synchronized with the collection of inertial sensor data (wave data), and video shooting of the sea to provide sufficient with data to perform work package 2. Calibration and reference measurements will be made using corner reflectors on wave measuring buoys with integrated inertial sensors in the sea. The data collection will focus on an angle sector based on available antenna solution. The tests will be performed in relevant environment at the Swedish Westcoast with access and installation of scales on a wavebuoy. The measurement data will be sent via the mobile network to a fixed station for storage and post-analysis.
WP2: Generating preliminary wave prediction algorithms
Within this work package, the team will develop a first machine learning algorithm with the goal of predicting the buoy’s movement with a 5-20 second advance. The developers contribute in this work package with expertise on wave propagation, wave-buoy interaction and experience in the demands of the quality of prediction.
WP3: Development of preliminary control strategies
In this work package, an evaluation of the effect of the test data on a model of a wave power plant takes place in order to be able to assess how much greater power generation can be expected. The team will produce requirements specification based on contacts with wave power companies and the result of work packages 2. Within this feasibility study, an assessment will be made of the potential of a control algorithm. This is done by end users in this project (Ocean Harvesting Technologies and Corpower).
WP4: Project management and planning for further pilot study
The last work package is forward-looking where the plan for the pilot study and product development is developed based on the results of the first three work packages. All the project partners contribute here in all aspects, both technically and market-wise.
Johannes Hüffmeier, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden