Y Pu, S Zhou, J Gu, H Chen, C Zhang – 2012 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics (ICAL), August, 2012
A novel linear generator system prototype has been developed to harness tidal and wave energy. The point absorber is designed to extract energy from ocean waves. The main circuit of power converter and control system based on DSP are designed. The experimental study has been carried out on the three-phase 6/4 structure linear switched reluctance generator. The scotch yoke is designed to convert the motor rotational motion to linear motion, which mimics the tidal motion. Simulation and experimental results verified the design.