Inflow characterization using measurements from the SpinnerLidar: the ScanFlow experiment

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We present a preliminary analysis of inflow measurements performed with a SpinnerLidar on a turbine’s nacelle and those from three grounded-based short-range continuous- wave lidars (WindScanners) during the ScanFlow experiment. After proper filtering for blade contamination and hub/nacelle shading of the beam, the SpinnerLidar measurements capture the structure of the inflow in detail. The WindScanners’ 3D measurements provide estimations of the three wind speed components without any flow assumptions. These 3D wind field measurements are used as reference to evaluate SpinnerLidar reconstructed winds. A wind reconstruction methodology for the SpinnerLidar measurements is evaluated against a numerical wind inflow simulation successfully. An intercomparison between reconstructed longitudinal velocity components from the WindScanners and the Spinnerlidar shows good agreement (no bias and high correlation) at hub height and close to zero biases for all vertical levels measured by the SpinnerLidar.
Original languageEnglish
Article number052027
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number5
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2018 - Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Milan, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 7


ConferenceThe Science of Making Torque from Wind 2018
LocationPolitecnico di Milano (POLIMI)
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