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Wind Control Design and Deployment

"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."

- Morten Pedersen - CIM Industrial Systems A/S

Siemens Wind Power Develops a Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator for Wind Turbine Control System Software Testing

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.


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.

Machine Control Resource Kit
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Wind Control System using NI CompactRIO

The CompactRIO programmable automation controller (PAC) is a low-cost reconfigurable control and acquisition system designed for applications that require high performance and reliability. The system combines an open embedded architecture with small size, extreme ruggedness, and hot-swappable industrial I/O modules. CompactRIO is powered by reconfigurable I/O (RIO) FPGA technology.

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Machine Control Resource Kit

The flexibility and productivity of NI tools have proven useful in getting a wind turbine control system prototype working quickly. This resource kit contains various online resources for prototyping with NI tools.

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