As part of the development process, scaled testing of wave energy converter devices are necessary to prove a concept, study hydrodynamics, and validate control system approaches. Creating a low-cost, small, lightweight data acquisition system is often a barrier for wave energy converter developers’ ability to test such devices. This paper outlines an open-source solution to these issues, which can be customized based on specific needs. This will help developers with limited resources along a path toward commercialization.
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-mission laboratory managed and operated by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc., for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-NA0003525.