Category Archives: Technologies

Wind Turbine Research and Nanosychronization

New forms of instrumentation can have a significant impact on reliability engineering of wind turbines.  By using techniques for synchronized measurements on wind turbines, their subsystems, as well as on the wind field in front of turbines, makes it possible … Continue reading

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Nanosync Research Proposal Submitted

On October 13, 2011, a group of ten companies, universities, and DELTA, submitted a research proposal to develop a system architecture and associated prototypes for wireless nanosynchronized sensor systems.  The research proposal (submitted to the Danish Agency for Science, Technology … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes in the Cloud

The launch of Apple’s iCloud gives an opportunity to stop up and reflect on cloud computing, and its relationship to nanosynchronization. At one level, the Cloud is just a return to centralized computing (mainframes) from the 1970’s, where airline reservations systems were, … Continue reading

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No time lost…portable precision time in your pocket.

Nanosynchronization of multiple transducers requires a common clock source, such as the time signal from GPS.  But when no GPS signal is available, synchronization is still possible, assuming you have a very stable clock, where an atomic clock is as … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away: nanosync takes off

  The maiden flight of the nano-synchronized Aerial Sensor   Can flying transducers be used to map the turbulence field behind wind tubines? This feasibility study shows the instrumentation pod attached to the tethered balloon.  And what does it measure? 3D Windspeed, … Continue reading

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Nano-sync Meeting: May 16 and May 17, 2011

Join us to discuss the future of nanosynchronization its applications how we can work together access research funds from a range of national and international sources. The goal of the meetings is to create one or more research consortia to … Continue reading

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nanoPXI: the virtual PXI Mainframe

PXI  is a modular instrumentation technology providing tight synchronization between modules along with high-speed data transfers between individual modules.  Precision modular instruments are typically placed in a mainframe (or chassis) which provides power, synchronization, and data transfer between the modules.  … Continue reading

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The impossible dream made possible

The above photograph shows the turbulence field behind the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind turbines.  Unique meteorological conditions on 12 February 2008 at 1300 hours resulted in the wind turbines creating condensation (i.e. clouds) of the very humid air, thus … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and precision timing

The tragic March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan gives an opportunity to explain how timing technologies play an important role in earthquake detection, monitoring and prediction. News reports tell us about the physical location of the earthquake, including its depth … Continue reading

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Bootleg video of the DELTA Aerial Sensor

In Denmark we have a tradition of making movies with crummy, shaking handheld cameras, called the “Dogme” rules. Our paparazzi photographer caught this footage of the product using an iPhone 4  . . . but got thrown out before he had … Continue reading

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