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8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. 2009.

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Taylor, CJ, Stables, MA, Cross, P, Gunn, K & Aggidis, GA 2009, Linear and nonlinear control of a power take-off simulation for wave energy conversion. in *8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.* 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 7/09/09.

Taylor, C. J., Stables, M. A., Cross, P., Gunn, K., & Aggidis, G. A. (2009). Linear and nonlinear control of a power take-off simulation for wave energy conversion. In *8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference *

Taylor CJ, Stables MA, Cross P, Gunn K, Aggidis GA. Linear and nonlinear control of a power take-off simulation for wave energy conversion. In 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. 2009

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