Published: 04 February 2019 04 February 2019
The US Department of Energy has announced up to US$ 28 million in funding for a new Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS).
ATLANTIS projects will develop new technologies for floating, offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) using the discipline of control co-design (CCD). Control co-design methodologies bring together diverse engineering disciplines to work concurrently while designing a device, instead of in sequential steps. To be successful, ATLANTIS projects will require design approaches that maximise power to weight ratios while maintaining or increasing turbine efficiency. The ATLANTIS funding opportunity encourages collaboration, calling on scientists, engineers, and practitioners from different disciplines, technology sectors, and organisations to form diverse and experienced project teams. ARPA-E projects are intended to facilitate scientific and technological discoveries that a single group alone would not be able to achieve.