Gerenciamento de Vibracao Mecanica e Temperatura em Aerogeradores de Pequeno Porte Através de Rede Wireless Zigbee (Management of Mechanical Vibration and Temperature in Small Wind Turbines Using Zigbee Wireless Network)

Anderson Diogo Spacek (, Oswaldo Hideo Ando Junior (, Joao Mota Neto (, Vilson Coelho (, Mario Oliveira (, Lirio Shaeffer (, Vilson Gruber (

1Associação Beneficente da Indústria Carbonífera de Santa Catarina - SATC
2Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
3Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Feb. 2013
Volume: 11,   Issue: 1 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This paper presents the development of a methodology to manage the mechanic vibration and temperature from Small Wind Turbine (SWT). The objective with this research is propose a new diagnostic and protection tool through analysis and monitoring signals of vibration and temperature from wind turbines, aiming predict a need of preventive maintenance and mostly avoids catastrophic failures. For this feature the system will be composed of a Triple Axis accelerometer who will identify vibration, thermocouples to identify the temperatures at critical points of wind turbine, a microcontroller hardware which will make acquisition and processing of signals from sensors and finally a wireless transmission system using technology ZigBee. The post processing is performed remotely through a computer that receives the data submitted via wireless network presenting them to the user via graphical interface. The software of User friendly interface will have the functionality plus online display of received data also the possibility of storing and reporting data rates of vibration and temperature obtained during monitoring. Finally featuring the prototype of the hardware and software as well as some results obtained in experimental scale.

Index Terms:
Instrumentation, Mechanic Vibration, Temperature Monitoring, Wireless   

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