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United States Patent Qiao et al. Patent No.: US 10,591,519 B2
A wind turbine generator faultdetection method is described.The method includes acquiring curent data from a wind turbine generator during operation, determining frequency demodulated signals and amplitude demodulated signals by frequency demodulating and amplitude demodulating the current data, resampling the frequency and amplitude demodulated signals corresponding to the current data, monitoring a frequency spectra of the resampled frequency and amplitude demodulated signals corresponding to the current data to identify one or more excitations in the frequency spectra. In response to identifying one or more excitations in the frequnecy spectra at one or more of the variable fault characteristic frequecies, the method includes generating and transmitting an alert that indicates that a wind turbine gnerator fault is detected.