A method and a system for tracking motion of a blade

Morten Hartvig Hansen (Opfinder), René Lynge Eriksen (Opfinder)

Publikation: Patent


The present invention relates to a method and a system for tracking the motion of a blade of a wind turbine. One embodiment relates to a blade motion tracking system for installation on a wind turbine blade, where the wind turbine blade comprises a blade root and a blade tip. The system comprises at least one light module comprising at least a first light source, preferably adapted to emit light in the direction of the blade root. An optical measuring device is provided, preferably located at the blade root, adapted to receive light emitted from the first light source(s). The optical measuring device is preferably a position sensitive detector identifying the position of the first light source relative to the position sensitive detector. A single light source located at the tip of the blade, close to the tip of the or towards the tip of the blade, is sufficient to measure deflection of the blade. Advantageously the first light source is modulated with a predefined modulation frequency such that light from the first light source can be distinguished from ambient light and thereby minimize the influence of the ambient light conditions during detection.

IPCF03D 7/ 04 A N
StatusUdgivet - 8. apr. 2021


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