University of Limerick

Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 13,000 students and 1,500 staff. Its Mobile Marine Robotics Research Centre (MMRRC) is focused on the application and development of marine robotics and is further engaged in research and development in renewable energy systems and

Overview

Established in 2000 by Dr. Daniel Toal, the Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre (MMRRC) of the University of Limerick is the only research centre focused on the application and development of marine robotics within the island of Ireland. This research centre consists of a mix of PhD and postdoctoral researchers from various disciplines including electrical, computer, mechanical and aeronautical engineering backgrounds. The research centre brings together a highly capable engineering group focused on developing practical and industrial relevant marine technologies. From marine robotics to navigation, sensor development, emergency response planning, remote operated vehicle (ROV) and unmanned aerial (UAS) technologies, they are actively involved in developing a diverse range of practical technologies in national funded, European funded and industry collaborative projects.

Additional information on the research already performed at University of Limerick can be found in:

J. Coleman, H. Ahmad, E. Pican, D. Toal "Non-Reversing Generators in a Novel Design for Pumping Mode Airborne Wind Energy Farm ". In: U. Ahrens, M. Diehl, R. Schmehl (eds.) "Airborne Wind Energy". Springer, Heidelberg, 2013.

J. Coleman, H. Ahmad, E. Pican, D. Toal: "Modelling of a synchronous offshore pumping mode airborne wind energy farm". International Journal of Energy, Vol. 71, 569-578, 2014.

E. Pican, E. Omerdic, D. Toal, M. Leahy: "Analysis of Parallel Connected Synchronous Generators in a Novel Offshore Windfarm Model". Energy 36, pp.6387-6397, 2011.

E. Pican, E. Omerdic, D. Toal, M. Leahy: "Direct Interconnection of Offshore Electricity Generators", Energy, 36 (3) 1543-1553, 2011.

Research environment

The Mobile Marine Robotics Research Centre (MMRRC) is the only research centre in Ireland focused on robotic development and applications for the marine environment. As a part of the SFI MaREI (Marine Renewable Energy Ireland www.marei.ie) research centre the MMRRC is involved in offshore renewable energy research including offshore AWE. The successful candidate will work alongside this dynamic interdisciplinary team mid-2015.

Research Group