- Published: 26 February 2019 26 February 2019
Adelaide-based startup, Ping Services, was awarded a AUS$ 170,000 Accelerating Commercialisation grant by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The grant was given to the startup to help trial, upscale, connect and launch its device Ping Monitor to domestic and international markets after six years in research and development.
The Ping Monitor is an application of aero-acoustic analysis to help continually detect wind turbine blade damage. The device offers a responsive monitoring system for wind turbine maintenance and repair. The device also uses Myriota satellite communications which allows for transfer of data from remote sites. Trials have been run in the US and Europe with large commercial partners to run prototype field trials, analytics and fault detection algorithm testing. The company will now increase the number of international trials they are running with wind farm operators.