[Research Area] Robotic Buoy & Oceanic Renewable Energy

Concept
To develop wave-energy harvesting robotic mooring-less buoy system
Small size wave-energy converter which can generate 10 W electrical power on robot buoy
Virtual mooring system using no-cost propulsion system
Realization of the aimed fully functional robotic buoy system

System Description
1. Wave energy converter
    • Wave turbine: Self-rectifying flip-type wave energy converter

2. Virtual mooring system
    • Wave-induced propulsion system
    • Anti-current station keeping

 3. Robot fleet
    • Cooperative mission with underwater robot

Sea trial

Sponsor 

미해군 고등기술 연구소(Office of Naval Research) 지원과제 

Reference

국내 특허 2건, 미국 특허 1건

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