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 laying out the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry that, when solved, 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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Compact High Efficiency Generator (CHEG)

Developing innovative PDD generator technology to reduce gearbox failures.

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The CHEG Project

The Compact High-Efficiency Generator (CHEG) project aims to advance the state of the art in wind turbine generator technology by reducing the cost of the turbine and increasing the efficiency of the generator to reduce the cost of energy. The generator and gearbox are major turbine components and constitute a major part of the cost, complexity and failure modes of wind turbines. The use of the innovative pseudo direct drive (PDD) generator within wind turbines will reduce the capital cost of such installations and subsequent decommissioning, and have a positive impact on operation and maintenance costs.

 

Project Partners

The project’s lead partner is Magnomatics. Also involved are ORE Catapult, ATB Laurence Scott, DNV GL, EDF Energy, and JL Mag.

 


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