Submitted to: Windpower
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2006
Publication Date: 8/25/2006
Citation: Neal, B., Holman, A., Clark, R.N. 2006. Solid-state sensors for control and data acquisition on small wind turbines. In: Proceedings of American Wind Energy Association. Windpower 2006 Conference and Exhibition, June 4-7, 2006, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2006 CDROM.
Technical Abstract: Two different solid-state sensor packages were evaluated for use on small wind turbines (<200 kW) for control and data acquisition. The two solid-state sensor packages were compared to three mechanical sensor packages that have been used to measure small turbine performance parameters. The solid-state sensor packages were found to be acceptable replacements for two of the three mechanical sensor packages that were compared. The use of solid-state sensors would result in a more portable and lower cost data acquisition system.