Controlling the power of wind with TI MCUs

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).

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