Controller Description GE1.5 SLE
The BlueScout Optical Control System (OCS) is designed to improve turbine performance by enhancing alignment of the turbine with approaching wind while maintaining or enhancing the overall safety and reliability of the turbine. The OCS utilizes state of the art laser sensors to detect the approaching wind before it reaches the rotor, and commands yaw actuations of the nacelle in order to reduce yaw error. More timely and accurate alignment with the wind leads to improved power capture.
This document describes the integration concept of the OCS, with emphasis on mechanisms that maintain safe control of the turbine.