Turbine Design

Resilient Turbine Design

Led by Ionut Cardei, Ph.D.
Affiliated Home Campus: Boca Raton
Affiliated Department: Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
REU Scholar: Antony Soriano
REU Scholar Home Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


This research area focuses on the resilient design of cyber-physical systems (CPS) for marine power generation. The Year 1 project involves the REU Scholar in several tasks. For the first task the REU Scholar will learn an industry standard system modeling language and methods for resilient system design. The second task is an investigation with assistance from SNMREC domain experts of failure scenarios affecting ocean power platform components and IT resources operating in the challenging marine environment. This study pays extra attention to the interaction between system components, the impact of environmental factors on system degradation, and the interplay across control processes. Depending on the selected REU Scholars background, the third task consists of one of the following activities:

a) develop a system-level model of the CPS architecture of an ocean power turbine that complies with best practices for resilient design techniques,

b) develop tools and models for estimating hazard risk for ocean power CPS architectures.Required courses: probability/statistics.

Recommended: computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, or Java)

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HBOI ocean fish