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Reference Number EP/C014790/1
Title Networking of Distributed Sensors for Proactive Condition Monitoring of Wind Turbines
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Wind Energy) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor IW Marshall
No email address given
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2005
End Date 31 March 2007
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £481,599
Industrial Sectors Communications; Environment
Region North West
Programme Information & Communication Technology
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor IW Marshall , Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr KD McDonald-Maier , Computing and Electronic Systems, University of Essex (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish Power Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Moog Insensys Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Engineering Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , MESL Microwave Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Agilent Technologies UK Ltd (0.000%)
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Objectives NB This garnt is linked to EP/C014804/1 and EP/C547594/1
Abstract This project addresses the investigation and demonstration of techniques that enable proactive automated control and management of sensor arrays, focusing in particular on applications of sensor arrays in the operation and management of wind farms. The research will identify desirable proactive behaviours and propose novel nature-inspired algorithms to deliver them. It will also explore mechanisms that facilitate the use of proactive control and management software includinga) a policy drivenmanagement infrastructure that will use high level user goals to constrain the instrument level proactive behaviours,b) a parallel platform that supports appropriate observation, communication and actuation, andc) a lightweight, resilient peer to peer wireless communications architecture.The project will integrate the results of this research into a large scale demonstration intended for deployment at a hilltop windfarm
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Added to Database 11/09/07