A step forward towards radar sensor networks for structural health monitoring of wind turbines

J. M. Munoz-Ferreras, Z. Peng, Y. Tang, R. Gomez-Garcia, D. Liang, C. Li

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Abstract

Structural health monitoring (SHM) of wind turbines can be carried out through inexpensive noncontact radar systems. This paper reports the first steps for the proper deployment of a network of radar sensors around the wind turbine, which may provide useful information to reliably detect possible defects or malfunctioning. In particular, the echo features for a 50-m-height wind turbine when illuminated by a 24-GHz Doppler radar from different near positions are carefully studied and evaluated in a simulated scenario. The performed simulations are in close agreement with the experimental results obtained through a 24-GHz radar gun. As main conclusions, this analysis reveals the convenience of employing high-frequency radar systems for the sensor network and situating the radars on the ground.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRWS 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages23-25
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398053
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2016
EventIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2016 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2016Jan 27 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS
Volume2016-March
ISSN (Print)2164-2958
ISSN (Electronic)2164-2974

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period01/24/1601/27/16

Keywords

  • Doppler radars
  • Wind turbine
  • remote sensing
  • spectrogram
  • structural health monitoring (SHM)

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