Sensor Faults Detection and Estimation for a Dfig Equipped Wind Turbine
Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based on wind turbines demand a high degree of reliability and availability and they are characterized by expensive and safety critical maintenance work. This paper deals with a new strategy for detection and estimation of current sensor faults in the stator and rotor of a DFIG. First, a state space model of a DFIG is developed based on voltages and flux equations, which can be used in order to estimate states and to generate residuals by using a Luenberger observer. Then, the residuals results are exploited for faults detection and estimation. Finally, the effectiveness of the developed approach is validated through simulation tests performed by different faults scenarios. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.