This paper describes a Fuzzy Logic Controller (FLC) designed and implemented to control the yaw angle of a 10 KW fixed speed teetered-rotor wind turbine presently being commissioned at the University of Texas at El Paso. The technical challenge of this project is that the wind turbine represents a highly stochastic nonlinear system. The problems associated with the wind turbine yaw control are of a similar nature as those experienced with position control of high inertia equipment like tracking antenna, gun turrets, and overhead cranes. Furthermore, the wind turbine yaw controller must be extremely cost-effective and highly reliable in order to be economical viable comparing to the fossil fueled power generators.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
|Published - Aug 20 1993
|Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XII: Algorithms and Techniques 1993 - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 7 1993 → Sep 10 1993