Our electrical division has the opportunity for hands-on experience using industry loading software such as Altrium. They design, build and test a number of the behind the scenes components that make our wind turbines work, such as PCB and power generations. New members can join in and learn how to design a control system, how to use a PI Controller, as well as the micro-controller programming on Python and C++.
A wind turbine’s electrical components usually reside within the nacelle, the body of the wind turbine.
Design and simulation projects
Redesign the Rectifier Controller.
Optimize the Boost Controller component values and frequency.
Reduce heat losses of the power traces on the PCB.
Rectifier overview schematic
Control System Software – interfacing the control board with all sensors and actuators, monitor data. This will likely be done in Python, but may also be done in another language like C or C++.
Implement a passive control algorithm.
Wind Turbine Simulator
- Develop a graphical simulation to model dynamic behaviour of a wind turbine.
Possible Hardware Projects
Complete the current power board.
Iterate improvements on the current hardware.