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Electromagnetic Interference on Large Wind Turbines

Siemens AG, Wittelsbacherplatz 2, 80333 Munich, Germany
Siemens Wind Power A/S, 7330 Brande, Denmark
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Energies 2009, 2(4), 1118-1129;
Received: 27 September 2009 / Accepted: 18 November 2009 / Published: 20 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wind Energy)
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Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can both affect and be transmitted by mega-watt wind turbines. This paper provides a general overview on EMI with respect to mega-watt wind turbines. Possibilities of measuring all types of electromagnetic interference are shown. Electromagnetic fields resulting from a GSM transmitter mounted on a mega-watt wind turbine will be analyzed in detail. This cellular system operates as a real-time communication link. The method-of-moments is used to analytically describe the electro-magnetic fields. The electromagnetic interference will be analyzed under the given boundary condition with a commercial simulation tool. Different transmitter positions are judged on the basis of their radiation patterns. The principal EMI mechanisms are described and taken into consideration. View Full-Text
Keywords: wind turbine; EMI; EMC; MoM wind turbine; EMI; EMC; MoM

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Krug, F.; Lewke, B. Electromagnetic Interference on Large Wind Turbines. Energies 2009, 2, 1118-1129.

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