- a new Remote Sensing based Research Infrastructure for on- and offshore Wind Energy Research

Torben Mikkelsen (Invited author)

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Recent measurement achievements obtained with new 3D remote sensing based WindScanners will be presented. Our new WindScanner research infrastructure ( development based on remote sensing wind lidars will be presented and first results shown. Wind velocity 3D vector measurements obtained in planetary boundary layer turbulent flow have been acquired from both ground-based and wind turbine-integrated space by time and space synchronized scanning lidars. Results to date include: turbulent inflow over complex terrain scanned in a horizontal-vertical 2D scan plane, and 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional wind vector scan measurements obtained during various WindScanner boundary-layer field campaigns. A special designed `2D upwind rotor plane scanning SpinnerLidar', mounted in the rotating spinner, and able to provide the wind turbine control systems with detailed upwind feed-forward inflow information, is also investigated as a provider of rotor plane inflow for accurate power curve measurements. The instrument development involves both a short range (10 -200 m) and a long-range (100 - 6000 m) synchronized 3D scanning wind lidar system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventNational Telford Institute Advanced Research Workshop: Wireless Sensor Networking and its Engineering Applications: New Directions in Measurement and Control - University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Oct 201324 Oct 2013


WorkshopNational Telford Institute Advanced Research Workshop
LocationUniversity of Aberdeen
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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