Wireless monitoring system of vertical axis wind turbines based
on LabVIEW and ZigBee
CAO Yanhua1， CAO Yang1，2， WU Guoqing1，2， SHI Yujuan1， LI Qiaomei1
（1. School of Mechanical Engineering，Nantong University，Nantong 226019，China；
2. Jiangsu Engineering Research Center of Wind Energy Application，Nantong 226019，China）
Abstract: Wind turbine monitoring system has important meaning to the research， promotion and application of the wind turbines. Aiming at the monitoring system of the vertical axis wind turbine not mature enough， the wireless monitoring system which based on ZigBee is designed for the vertical axis wind turbines. And the PC interface is wrote based on LabVIEW virtual instrument technology. All kinds of parameters can be collected and stored in the database. The experiments show that the operation parameters of vertical axis wind turbines and environmental parameters can be collected in real-time by the system，the monitoring task can be completed and the system has a good application prospect.