Ice detection for smart de-icing of wind turbines

The project will develop a new technique, based on acoustic waves and laser (AWL), for detection of icing on wind turbine blades. The technique combines two different methods of ice detection, thereby enabling a more efficient de-icing. A project group with members from Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmers Industrial and Wind Vector will develop theoretical models, methods and algorithms, and also build a demonstrator for an AWL-based sensor system.

Partner organizations

  • WindVector AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/09/2013
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2016

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.