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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||EWEC 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 16 Apr 2012 → 19 Apr 2012
|Conference||EWEC 2012 - European Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition|
|Period||16/04/2012 → 19/04/2012|