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    US Patent Issued to VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS on Aug. 16 for "Control of a wind turbine" (Danish Inventors)

    August 17, 2022 - U.S. Fed News


      ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 17 -- United States Patent no. 11,415,104, issued on Aug. 16, was assigned to VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S (Aarhus N, Denmark).

      "Control of a wind turbine" was invented by Anders Steen Nielsen (Hojbjerg, Denmark), Tobias Gybel Hovgaard (Ry, Denmark) and Jacob Deleuran Grunnet (Tranbjerg J, Denmark).

      According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A control system and method of control are disclosed. A model predictive control, MPC, unit is configured to determine a control signal for controlling an operation of the wind turbine based at least in part on a cost function comprising a wear cost relating to one or more types of wear of the winding turbine, and a corresponding cost weighting, which defines a relative weighting of the wear cost in the cost function. A weighting determination unit is configured to receive a reference signal comprising a target wear, receive a feedback signal comprising a wear measure of the wind turbine, and determine, based at least in part on a difference between the target wear and the wear measure, a weighting adjustment for at least part of the cost weighting of the cost function. The MPC unit then sets the cost weighting based at least in part on the weighting adjustment."

      The patent was filed on Aug. 20, 2019, under Application No. 16/545,439.

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