Controlling the power of wind with TI MCUs
October 13, 2016
ti.com - Did you know that wind turbines not only produce power, they produce wakes?
Similar to the ripples you would see in a body of water, wind turbine wakes are invisible
ripples, waves, and other disturbances in the atmosphere downstream that can damage
turbines and decrease efficiency.
To emulate the full-scale physics of controlling wind wakes in real-time, "Hyper Accelerated
Wind Farm Kinematic-Control Simulator" (HAWKS), a platform with multiple functional
and programmable wind turbines is being built at the National Wind Institute (NWI)
at Texas Tech University (TTU).
Read the story here.