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In order to test the potential and limits of UAVs for wind power meteorology, this project assembles four different UAVs from four participating groups. Risø has built a lighter-than-air kite with a long tether and nano-synchronised sensors, Bergen University flies the SUMO, a pusher airplane of 580g total weight equipped with a 100Hz Pitot tube, Tübingen University in conjunction with the TU Braunschweig flies the Carolo, a 2m wide two prop model with a 5-hole pitot tube on the nose, and Aalborg University will use a helicopter with a sonic anemometer as a slung load.
It was planned to fly all those platforms during one week at the Danish national test station for large wind turbines at Høvsøre. One of the large lessons learnt was that permitting is a major concern - both the campaign at Høvsøre and the alternate location at Risø had to be cancelled for different reasons, both related to flying permits. There was one week of flying though at the Nøjsomheds Odde wind farm in Lolland, where we could compare the SUMO and balloon with a Lidar and data from the wind farm. The other platforms performed their tests separately. Lastly, the lessons learnt were used to do a detailed planning for a possible offshore campaign.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the EWEA 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||EWEA 2012: Europe's Primier Wind Energy Event - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 16 Apr 2012 → 19 Apr 2012
|Location||Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Period||16/04/2012 → 19/04/2012|
Anders la Cour-Harbo (Manager), Simon Jensen (Operator), Frank Høgh Rasmussen (Other), Jesper Dejgaard Meyer (Other), Aitor Ramirez Gomez (Other), O. M. Bektash (Other), Tobias Leth (Other), Luminita Cristiana Totu (Other), Jacob Naundrup Pedersen (Other), Stefano Primatesta (Other), Petr Gabrlik (Other) & Morten Bisgaard (Operator)Department of Electronic Systems
Facility: Testing facility