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Wind power is considered by many to be the most competitive source of renewable power. However, due to the high investment cost it is important to continuously monitor the health of the wind turbine and reduce the cost of unscheduled maintenance. Additionally, the failure of a blade can cause damage in other subsystems and neighboring facilities. Detecting early failure in wind turbines is very important to protect the investment cost of the wind farm.

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Kim, S., Adams, D.E., Sohn, H., Rodriguez-Rivera, G., Myrent, N., Bond, R., Vitek, J., Carr, S., Grama, A., and Meyer, J., "Crack Detection Technique for Operation Wind Turbine Blades Using Vibro-Acoustic Modulation," (invited paper) (2014), Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal, Acknowledgements. Support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation under grant CNS 1136045.
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Myrent, N., Adams, D.E., Rodriguez-Rivera, G., Ulybyshev, D., Vitek, J., Blanton, E., and Kalibera, T., "A Robust Algorithm to Detecting Wind Turbine Blade Health Using Vibro-Acoustic Modulation and Sideband Spectral Analysis," (2014) , 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium. Acknowledgements. Support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation under grant CNS 1136045. (pdf)

Sungmin Kim, Douglas E. Adams , Hoon Sohn, Gustavo Rodriguez_Rivera, Jan Vitek, Scott Carr, Ananth Grama (2013). Validation of Vibro-Acoustic Modulation of Wind Turbine Blades for Structural Health Monitoring Using Operational Vibration as a Pumping Signal. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2013. Stanford. Acknowledgements. Support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation under grant CNS 1136045. (pdf)

Suresh Jagannathan and Jan Vitek (2013). Tilting At Windmills. Off the Beaten Track: Underrepresented Problems for Programming Language Researchers Co-located with POPL 2012. Philadelphia, USA. Acknowledgements. Support for this work is provided by the National Science Foundation under grant CNS 1136045. (pdf)