Ice detection for smart de-icing of wind turbines
Research Project , 2013 – 2016

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.


Viktor Berbyuk (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics


Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik

Gothenburg, Sweden

WindVector AB

Västra Frölunda, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 2013-001475
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016


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