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Blade attachment design featuring two GPS antennas and an electronics enclosure for data storage and processing.

Knowing a wind turbine blade’s deflection is vital to engineering and validating more efficient blades. We used groundbreaking techniques in GPS systems to track the position and orientation of a blade tip moving at 190 mph. These systems, when iterated through an extensive testing approach and coupled with post processing algorithms, tracked the position accurately to the size of a tennis ball!


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy


Tom Wilke

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