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Monitoring of wind turbines

United States Patent

9,714,085
July 25, 2017
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Method and apparatus for determining the deflection or curvature of a rotating blade, such as a wind turbine blade or a helicopter blade. Also, methods and apparatus for establishing an inertial reference system on a rotating blade.
White; Jonathan R. (Sylvania, OH), Adams; Douglas E. (West Lafayette, IN), Paquette; Josh (Bosque Farms, NM)
Purdue Research Foundation (West Lafayette, IN)
12/ 992,804
May 13, 2009
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.