Wind Turbine Motion Control

Driving renewable energy technology

The requirement was for a wind turbine pitch blade controller unit for SWIFT as the end customer. What was specifically needed and challenging was the provision of a scaled vertical axis wind turbine motor drive.

Complex motor control is one of the things we do very well and in this case we:

  • Designed and developed holistic electronics, software and the HMI
  • Designed complex motion control profiles for aerofoils
  • Implemented a smart communications network between 5 aerofoils
  • Developed algorithm processing electronics

With this project completed, it allowed the customer to trial and validate aeronautical models being tested for continued wind turbine development.