Journal article

LIDAR-Assisted Exact Output Regulation for Load Mitigation in Wind Turbines

Amin Mahdizadeh, Robert Schmid, Denny Oetomo

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Optimizing wind turbine performance involves maximizing energy harvesting while seeking to minimize load fatigues on the tower structure, blades, and rotor. To improve turbine control performance, wind preview measurement technologies, such as light detection and ranging (LIDAR), have been a point of interest for researchers in recent years. In this article, we explore the application of a classical control methodology known as exact output regulation (EOR) for improving the control performance of a LIDAR-enhanced wind turbine. The EOR controller is designed to achieve the rejection of known input disturbances, while also ensuring the system output tracks the desired reference signal. The co..

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