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Wave energy devices – control

O’Boyle (2015) described a heavily instrumented Wave Energy Converter (WEC) incorporating independent data acquisition and control systems. The C&I system is used to process WEC data, control offshore and onshore hydraulics, and oversee onshore electrical and generator instrumentation. Effort is made to build instrumentation redundancy at multiple levels, by increasing the number of sensors, varying sensor type and functionality, and cable routing.