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Energies 2017, 10(11), 1860; doi:10.3390/en10111860

Studies on Cup Anemometer Performances Carried out at IDR/UPM Institute. Past and Present Research

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Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad “Ignacio Da Riva” (IDR/UPM), ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Pza. del Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Departamento de Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos (SATAA), ETSI Aeronáutica y del Espacio, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Pza. del Cardenal Cisneros 3, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 20 September 2017 / Revised: 28 October 2017 / Accepted: 9 November 2017 / Published: 14 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Electrical Power and Energy System)
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Abstract

In the present work, the research derived from a wide experience on cup anemometer calibration works at IDR/UPM Institute (Instituto Universitario de MicrogravedadIgnacio Da Riva”) is summarized. This research started in 2008, analyzing large series of calibrations, and is focused on two main aspects: (1) developing a procedure to predict the degradation level of these wind sensors when working on the field and (2) modeling cup anemometer performances. The wear and tear level of this sensor is evaluated studying the output signal and its main frequencies through Fourier analysis. The modeling of the cup anemometer performances is carried out analyzing first the cup aerodynamics. As a result of this process, carried out through several testing and analytical studies since 2010, a new analytical method has been developed. This methodology might represent an alternative to the classic approach used in the present standards of practice such as IEC 64000-12. View Full-Text
Keywords: cup anemometer; wind speed measurements; calibration process; Fourier analysis; IDR/UPM Institute cup anemometer; wind speed measurements; calibration process; Fourier analysis; IDR/UPM Institute
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Roibas-Millan, E.; Cubas, J.; Pindado, S. Studies on Cup Anemometer Performances Carried out at IDR/UPM Institute. Past and Present Research. Energies 2017, 10, 1860.

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