Siemens Wind Power Develops a Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator for Wind Turbine Control System Software Testing
CIM Industrial Systems A/S
"LabVIEW graphical system design allows us to design modular software that can be easily scaled to meet the growing requirements of rapidly evolving wind energy technology."
To reduce maintenance costs and maximize energy production, wind turbine control design teams are developing advanced control systems that take advantage of today’s advanced embedded system platforms. NI LabVIEW software provides a high-level control design environment that creates a seamless transition to deployment hardware on reconfigurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based embedded platforms such as NI CompactRIO. These programmable automation controller (PAC) systems combine traditional digital control capabilities with advanced high-speed analog I/O and unparalleled real-time signal processing performance.