A finite difference approach to despiking in-stationary velocity data - tested on a triple-lidar

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A novel despiking method is presented for in-stationary wind lidar velocity measurements. A finite difference approach yields the upper and lower bounds for a valid velocity reading. The sole input to the algorithm is the velocity series and optionally a far- field reference to the temporal variation in the velocity. The new algorithm is benchmarked against common despiking algorithms using a dataset acquired by three synchronised lidars in the upstream area of a full-scale wind turbine rotor and an artificially created space-time series with controlled spike contamination. By accounting for variations in space and time, this approach yields improvements in spike detection for in-stationary lidar measurements of about 25% over other more established stationary methods. Furthermore it proofs to be robust even for large numbers of spikes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number072017
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016 - Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany
Duration: 5 Oct 20167 Oct 2016
Conference number: 6


ConferenceThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016
LocationTechnische Universität München (TUM)
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