Leosphere, a provider of LIDAR for atmospheric observations, and NRG Systems, a manufacturer of measurement systems for the renewable energy industry, have introduced Flow Complexity Recognition (FCR), an add-on solution for the WINDCUBE v2 Lidar Remote Sensor.
Supported by WINDCUBE's vertical fifth beam, FCR enables the Lidar Remote Sensor to provide precise, bankable data in all terrain types – including complex terrain – with no post-processing or post-correction, the companies explain.
‘In complex terrain, all mechanical and remote sensors are prone to higher measurement uncertainty and may introduce measurement bias due to lack of flow homogeneity across the measured volume,’ explains Matthieu Boquet, scientific developments supervisor at Leosphere. "The use of FCR minimizes – or even eliminates – this bias, allowing WINDCUBE to measure with extreme accuracy and provide bankable data across all terrain types. For the first time, wind energy developers can use the same remote sensor with ease and confidence at all sites – onshore or offshore."