A Novel Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter
This paper brings forward a novel heaving buoy wave energy converter, which can be installed in underwater robots to supply control and circuit energy consumption during their navigation and executing other tasks. This converter can absorb wave energy on the ocean surface and transform it into electric energy for a DC generator is driven by wave energy. Then the structure and basic principle of wave energy transform methodology is presented. Finally, theoretical model of the converter’s kinetic and dynamic principle is deduced and an factual example is calculated.
C. Cheng et al., "A Novel Heaving Buoy Wave Energy Converter", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 317-319, pp. 1706-1710, 2011