It was time to turn once more to the field of tidal energy with our client Aqua Power who wished to generate reliable wave movement data for the development of tidal energy devices.
The challenge was to create a life-like simulation in order to test both software and hardware development prior to, and without deep sea submergence.
A rig was developed to simulate wave profiles using servos. This development advanced knowledge in the field of accurate wave simulation. One particular feature was the ability to assess the impact of varying depths of ocean on the proposed tidal energy devices.