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Wind farm characterization and control using coherent Doppler lidar

Abstract Wind measurements are fundamental inputs for the evaluation of potential energy yield and performance of wind farms. Three-dimensional scanning coherent Doppler lidar (CDL) may provide a new basis for wind farm site selection, design, and control. In this research, CDL measurements obtained from multiple wind energy developments are analyzed and a novel wind farm control approach has been modeled. The possibility of using lidar measurements to more fully characterize the wind field is discussed, specifically, terrain effects, spatial variation of winds, power density, and the effect of shear at different layers within the rotor swept area. Various vector retrieval methods have been applied to the lidar data, and results are presented on an ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Krishnamurthy, Raghavendra (Author) / Calhoun, Ronald J (Advisor) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Committee member) / Fraser, Matthew (Committee member) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Sustainability / characterization / COAMPS / control / Doppler Lidar / wind farm
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 201 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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