Demonstration of short-range wind lidar in a high-performance wind tunnel

Anders Tegtmeier Pedersen, Belen Fernández Montes, Jens Engholm Pedersen, Michael Harris, Torben Mikkelsen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012
Number of pages6
PublisherEuropean Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-162748291-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEWEC 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 16 Apr 201219 Apr 2012


ConferenceEWEC 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
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