Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Find out more about our robotics and autonomous systems testing and validation facilities.

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

The Catapult has appointed the University of Strathclyde and the University of Manchester to form the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub.

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

Find out more about our work in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

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Stay Current

Dig deeper into the biggest issues facing offshore wind, wave and tidal energy with our series of Analysis & Insight papers.

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Reports & Publications

Ongoing Research Projects

Wind Blade Research Hub Project Synopses

Title: Variable kinematics continuum finite element for modelling wind turbine blade

University: Bristol 

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Title: Lifetime prediction of leading edge protection systems

University: Bristol 

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Title: Novel aeroelastic tailoring methods 

University: Bristol 

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Title: Measurement and understanding of viscoelastic wind blade erosion coatings 

University: Bristol 

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Title: Testing of large offshore wind turbine blades

University: Bristol 

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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub Project Synopses

Title: Optimising offshore wind farm collector networks

University: Strathclyde 

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Title: Power converter controlled as a Synchronous machine with Fault ride through capability

University: Strathclyde 

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Title: Reliability Evaluation of Offshore Wind Power Systems 

University: Manchester 

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Title: Electrical treeing and tracking in polymeric interfaces in cable joints in DC networks 

University: Manchester

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Title: Balance of plant, offshore transmission, availability and reliability improvement (BoPOTARI)

University: Strathclyde 

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Title: Regulatory challenges for delivering the offshore electrical networks of the future

University: Strathclyde 

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Title: Evaluation of co-located wind and battery storage projects in the light of a battery sizing algorithm for maximum return of investment

University: Strathclyde

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Title: Coordination of offshore wind farms and virtual storage plants for the provision of ancillary services 

University: Manchester 

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Powertrain Research Hub Project Synopses

Title: Robust modular machines for offshore wind applications 

University: Sheffield 

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Title: Damage and failure in wind turbine pitch bearings 

University: Sheffield 

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