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Implementation of Small-Scale Wind Turbine Monitoring and Control System Based on Wireless Sensor Network

무선 센서 네트워크 기반 소규모 풍력발전기 모니터링 및 제어 시스템 구현

  • Kim, Do-Young (Chonbuk National University Department of Computer Engineering) ;
  • Kim, Young-Chon (Chonbuk National University Smart Grid Research Center)
  • Received : 2015.03.31
  • Accepted : 2015.08.18
  • Published : 2015.09.30

Abstract

Recently, the wind power has experienced great attentions and growths among many renewable energy sources. To increase the power generation performance and economic feasibility, the size of wind turbine (WT) is getting bigger and most of wind power plants are being constructed on offshore. Therefore, the maintenance cost is relatively high because boats or helicopters are needed operators to reach the WT. In order to combat this kind of problem, remote monitoring and control system for the WT is needed. In this paper, the small-scale WT monitoring and control system is implemented using wireless sensor network technologies. To do this, sensor devices are installed to measure and send the WT status and control device is installed to receive control message for specific operation. The WT is managed by control center through graphic user interface (GUI) based monitoring and control software. Also, smart device based web-program is implemented to make the remote monitoring of the WT possible even though operators are not in control room.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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