Wind lidar measurements from a drone

January 25th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has demonstrated the use of drone wind lidar for vertical and horizontal profiling to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally. The company has now achieved accurate wind lidar measurements from a commercially-available unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for demonstration purposes, and tested the system successfully with good data rates and sensitivity. A number of ZX Lidar systems are available for testing in this or similar applications. The company’s 2018 drone wind lidar trial results will be presented at the Wind Energy Science Conference (WESC) 2019. ZX Lidars provides wind lidar products, ZX 300, ZX 300M and ZX TM for wind energy and meteorological applications. These lidars deliver accurate wind measurements in both onshore and offshore applications at measurement heights/ranges across the full swept area of the blades of modern wind turbines, and beyond.

Contact Alex Woodward, ZX Lidars, alex@zxlidars.com

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