Design and Evaluation of Wave Energy Conversion Devices to Power Ocean Surveillance Systems and Sensor applications

Lead: S. Grilli.

This study involved numerical simulations and field experiments and used point absorption ocean wave energy harvesting buoy systems. The systems used the heave motion of the buoys to produce useful electrical power. 2005-2012.

Funder: Office of Naval Research, Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council, Department of Ocean Energy, and Rockwell Inc.