A Permanent-Magnet Tubular Linear Generator for Ocean Wave Energy Conversion

TitleA Permanent-Magnet Tubular Linear Generator for Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPrudell, J., M. Stoddard, E. A. Amon, T. K. A. Brekken, and A. von Jouanne
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume46
Issue6
Pagination2392 - 2400
Date Published11/2010
ISSN1939-9367
KeywordsAC generators, marine technology, ocean wave energy, permanent magnet generators, tubular linear generator, wave energy converter
Abstract

This paper presents a novel permanent-magnet tubular linear generator (PMTLG) buoy system designed to convert the linear motion of ocean waves into electrical energy. The design incorporates no working seals and a saltwater air-gap bearing surface integration between the PMTLG buoy components. The internal generator design will be discussed, in addition to the system integration with the buoy structure. The simulation and hardware results of the generator are presented.

DOI10.1109/TIA.2010.2073433
Short TitleIEEE Trans. on Ind. Applicat.