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A novel permanent magnet tubular linear generator for ocean wave energy

TitleA novel permanent magnet tubular linear generator for ocean wave energy
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsPrudell, J., M. Stoddard, T. K. A. Brekken, and A. von Jouanne
Conference Name2009 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Pagination3641 - 3646
Date Published11/2009
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationSan Jose, CA
Keywordsdirect energy conversion, ocean waves, permanent magnet generators
Abstract

This paper presents a novel permanent magnet tubular linear generator (PMTLG) buoy system designed to convert the linear motion of the ocean waves into electrical energy. The design incorporates no working seals and a salt water airgap bearing surface integration between PMTLG buoy components. The internal generator design will be discussed, in addition to the system integration with the buoy structure and the linear test bed performance results.

DOI10.1109/ECCE.2009.5316224