10/29/2013 - The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) identified state-of-the-art small wind turbines capable in extreme arctic conditions for a winter demonstration.
The demonstration will provide proof-of-concept as well as data regarding site conditions and failure mechanisms.
The site will be remotely monitored to include data on ice, temperature, wind, humidity, and vibration sensors as well as camera feeds of the turbines.
The information will be relayed via satellite for off-site, real-time analysis. In addition to wind turbine analysis, the Air Force will also demonstrate a fuel cell system in the wintery climate. read more>>>