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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Innovation Challenges

Solving these technology innovation challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. If your technology has the answer, get in touch via our contact form on the Innovation Challenges page.

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Reports & Publications

Published Papers

IEA Wind TCP 2015 Annual Report

Armstrong, Helen and Macdonald, Andrew (2016) Download here

“Chapter 39: The United Kingdom”, PWT Communications, LLC: Boulder, CO, 226 pages, ISBN 978-0-9905075-3-6,

 

Offshore wind farms: technologies, design and operations

Names: Ng, Chong and Ran, Li, eds. (2016) Download here

Woodhead Publishing in energy (92). London, UK: Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier. ISBN 9780081007792

Type: Book

 

Power control of direct drive wind turbine with simplified conversion stage & transformerless grid interface

Name: Parker, M.A., Ng, C.H., Ran, L., Spooner, E. Download here

Published: 41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2006, vol. 1, pp. 65 – 68, Sept. 2006, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Type: Conference paper

 

Analysis of the dc-link capacitance requirement in high level MCVSI

Name: Ng, C.H., Parker, M.A., Ran, L., Bumby, J.R. Download here

Published: 41st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, 2006, vol. 1, pp. 103 – 107, Sept. 2006, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Type: Conference paper

 

Experimental tests of an air-cored PM tubular generator for direct drive wave energy converters

Name: Mueller, M.A., Baker, N.J., Ran, L., Chong, N.G., Hong Wei, Tavner, P.J., McKeever, P. Download here

Published: 4th IET Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, 2008, pp. 747 – 751, April 2008, York, UK

Type: Conference paper

 

Fast Individual Harmonic Extraction Technique

Name: Ng, C.H., Busawon, K., Putrus, G.A., and Ran, L. Download here

Published: IEE Proc. Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 152, no. 4, July 2005, pp. 556 – 562.

Type: Journal papers

 

A Multilevel Modular Converter for a Large, Light Weight Wind Turbine Generator

Name: Ng, C.H., Parker, M.A., Li Ran, Tavner, P.J., Bumby, J.R., Spooner, E. Download here

Published: IEEE Trans. On Power Electronics, vol. 23, vo. 3, May 2008, pp. 1062 – 1074.

Type: Journal papers

 

Unbalanced Fault Ride-through Control for a Wind Turbine Inverter

Name: Ng, C.H., Li Ran, Bumby, J. Download here

 

Optical Imaging of 57 spiral galaxies (Knapen+ 2004)

Name: Bradley, T. R., Knapen, J. H., Beckman, J. E., Folkes, S. L. Download here

Type: Galaxy catalogues

 

A composite HII region luminosity function (Bradley+, 2006)

Name: Bradley, T. R., Knapen, J. H., Beckman, J. E., Folkes, S. L. Download here

Type: Galaxy catalogues

 

Structure and star formation in disk galaxies. II. Optical imaging

Name: Knapen, J. H., Stedman, S., Bramich, D. M., Folkes, S. L., Bradley, T. R. Download here

Published: High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium, 2002.7th IEEE

Type: Peer reviewed papers

 

A composite H ii region luminosity function in Hα of unprecedented statistical weight

Name: Bradley, T. R.,Knapen, J. H.,Beckman, J. E.,Folkes, S. L.- (Project Engineer – Distributed Energy) Download here

Published: High Frequency Postgraduate Student Colloquium, 2002.7th IEEE

Type: Peer reviewed papers

 

Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of a wind turbine synchronous generator drive train

Name: Wenxian Yang, M R Wilkinson & P J Tavener Download here

Published: IET Renewable Power Generation

Type: Journal papers

 

 

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