Séamus is responsible for building the chasis which will be used to transport and maneuver the laser system. aswell as ensuring optimal collection of laser light which will be used for spectroscopy.
James is responsible for collecting the spectra of multiple known materials such as carbon fibre and building a database which can be used to identify the elements found on wind turbine blades.
Ross is responsible for designing and building a sample holder which can be used in-lab to house wind turbine samples and test the affect that laser power has on the surface of turbine blades.
This work package consists of building a custom designed chassis which will house the spectroscopy system that can be deployed on wind turbine farms. The chassis needs to be capable of housing a laser which can perform the ablation and a telescope / spectrometer setup which can identify the material being ablated ont he surface of the turbine blade.
This work package consists of designing and printing a custom sample holder which can be used to collect lab data on the wind turbine samples. This work package also looks into the affect that laser power has on the surface of the blade and intends to find the ideal conditions for laser ablation in relation to cleaning the blade while preventing damage.
This work package consists of building a database of known spectral lines in order to accurately identify the material being ablated off the surface of the wind turbine using spectroscopy. This spectroscopic technique will also be used to signal the laser to stop firing once the surface has been cleaned and also to shut off the laser to prevent any damage on the surface of the turbine blade.