A short-range continuous-wave coherent laser radar (lidar) has been tested in a high-performance wind tunnel for possible use as a standard component in wind tunnels. The lidar was tested in a low as well as a high speed regime ranging from 5-35 m/s and 40-75 m/s, respectively. In both low and high-speed regimes very good correlation with reference measurements was found. Furthermore different staring directions were tested and taking a simple geometrical correction into account very good correlation was again found. These measurements all demonstrate the high accuracy of the lidar and indicate a possible future for short range lidars as a complement to LDA and other standard equipment in wind tunnels.
|Title of host publication||European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publisher||European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||EWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 16 Apr 2012 → 19 Apr 2012
|Conference||EWEA 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition|
|Period||16/04/2012 → 19/04/2012|
Pedersen, A. T., Montes, B. F., Pedersen, J. E., Harris, M., & Mikkelsen, T. (2012). Demonstration of short-range wind lidar in a high-performance wind tunnel. In European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012 (Vol. 3, pp. 1397-1402). European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).