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Long-Range WindScanner System

DTU Wind Energy, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Leosphere, 14-16 Rue Jean Rostand, Orsay 91400, France
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Academic Editors: Xiaofeng Li and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Remote Sens. 2016, 8(11), 896;
Received: 25 August 2016 / Revised: 21 October 2016 / Accepted: 25 October 2016 / Published: 29 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing of Wind Energy)
The technical aspects of a multi-Doppler LiDAR instrument, the long-range WindScanner system, are presented accompanied by an overview of the results from several field campaigns. The long-range WindScanner system consists of three spatially-separated, scanning coherent Doppler LiDARs and a remote master computer that coordinates them. The LiDARs were carefully engineered to perform user-defined and time-controlled scanning trajectories. Their wireless coordination via the master computer allows achieving and maintaining the LiDARs’ synchronization within ten milliseconds. The long-range WindScanner system measures the wind field by emitting and directing three laser beams to intersect, and then scanning the beam intersection over a region of interest. The long-range WindScanner system was developed to tackle the need for high-quality observations of wind fields on scales of modern wind turbine and wind farms. It has been in operation since 2013. View Full-Text
Keywords: coherent Doppler LiDAR; multi-Doppler LiDAR; WindScanner; wind energy coherent Doppler LiDAR; multi-Doppler LiDAR; WindScanner; wind energy
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Vasiljević, N.; Lea, G.; Courtney, M.; Cariou, J.-P.; Mann, J.; Mikkelsen, T. Long-Range WindScanner System. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 896.

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