Applications

Affordable Gyroscopes for Wind Turbine Control

SDI’s quartz MEMS QRS14 and Horizon gyroscopes provide a highly miniaturized, rugged package solution for use in wind turbines where inertia measurement and control are essential to the effective operation of condition monitoring systems (CMS) and the resulting energy capture efficiency of the turbines themselves. Theses devices provide excellent vibration performance, and are highly reliable with long life characteristics, ideally suited for use in remote turbine locations. Detection of angular position and acceleration of turbine blades, including control of blade-pitch, are excellent examples how these sensors contribute.

Critical to Customer Requirements: 
Small, Rugged Design
Superior Vibration Performance
High Reliability, Long Life
High Accuracy Angular/Acceleration Position Detection
Durable For Remote Locations