Biography

 

Francesco Paparella was born in Monza (Italy), in 1987. He received the Bachelor degree in Automation engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2010, with a thesis entitled "Development of a robust controller for the lane keeping of a motor vehicle". Afterwards, he received the Master degree in Automation engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in 2012. His master thesis concerns the load sharing optimization of compression networks for natural gas, and was carried out at the ABB Corporate Research Center in Dattwill (Zurich), in 2012. During 2013, he worked at the RSE SpA-Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, in Milan. His main activities were the programming of algorithms and interfaces in Labview for energy forecasting from solar panel and the management of European proposals. From October 2013, he is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER), Maynooth, Ireland. His research interests are: wave forecasting, dynamic modelling and optimal control of interconnected structures for energy extraction from waves, position estimation using a combination of ultrasound measurements and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and wave tank testing.

 


Francesco Paparella
 

Publications

 

2018

Paparella, Francesco ; Sivcev, Satja ; Toal, Daniel ; Ringwood, John V

A low-cost motion capture system for small-scale wave energy device tank testing (Journal Article)

Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 141 (3), pp. 031008, 2018.

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Peña-Sanchez, Yerai ; Garcia-Abril, Marina ; Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Estimation and Forecasting of Excitation Force for Arrays of Wave Energy Devices (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2018.

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2017

Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Receding Horizon Pseudo-Spectral Control for Energy Maximization of a 1/25th Scale Hinge-Barge Wave Energy Converter (Conference)

Proceedings of the EWTEC 2017, Cork, 2017.

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Garcia-Abril, Marina ; Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Excitation force estimation and forecasting for wave energy applications (Conference)

Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, 2017.

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Mérigaud, Alexis ; Ramos, Jose V; Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Ocean forecasting for wave energy production (Journal Article)

Journal of Marine Research, 75 , pp. 459-505, 2017.

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Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Optimal Control of a Three-Body Hinge-Barge Wave Energy Device Using Pseudospectral Methods (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 8 (1), pp. 200–207, 2017.

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2016

Paparella, Francesco ; Ringwood, John V

Enhancement of the wave energy conversion characteristics of a hinge-barge using pseudospectral control (Conference)

Control (CONTROL), 2016 UKACC 11th International Conference on, IEEE Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, 2016.

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Paparella, Francesco ; Bacelli, Giorgio ; Paulmeno, Andrew ; Mouring, Sarah E; Ringwood, John V

Multibody Modelling of Wave Energy Converters Using Pseudo-Spectral Methods With Application to a Three-Body Hinge-Barge Device (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 7 (3), pp. 966–974, 2016.

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2015

Paparella, Francesco ; Bacelli, Giorgio ; Ó'Catháin, Mícheál ; Ringwood, John V

On the solution of multi-body wave energy converter motions using pseudo-spectral methods (Conference)

Proc. of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes, France, 2015.

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Paparella, Francesco ; Monk, K; Winands, V; Lopes, M F P; Conley, D; Ringwood, John V

Up-Wave and Autoregressive Methods for Short-Term Wave Forecasting for an Oscillating Water Column (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 6 (1), pp. 171-178, 2015.

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2014

Paparella, Francesco ; Monk, K; Winands, V; Lopes, M F P; Conley, D; Ringwood, John V

Benefits of up-wave measurements in linear short-term wave forecasting for wave energy applications (Conference)

Proc. of the 2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Antibes, France, 2014.

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