Mohsen Soltani

Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark

September 2010 – December 2010. Working with Stephen Boyd, Dept of Electrical Engineering

My research focuses on the development of advanced control systems for wind energy power plants, wind turbines, and wind farms. Non-stop and long-term operation of a system which is affected by several stochastic inputs demands controllers that are a) robust to uncertainties in the system, b) optimal to ensure efficient energy capture and to reduce structural loads, c) adaptive to adjust the controller parameters when the operating condition changes, and d) fault tolerant of system failures. The research aims to turn the mathematical tools into simplified and practical algorithms that will be implemented on real wind-power generators.