Small Scale Wind Lidar

Wind Ranger 100/200

  • Affordable , compact , eye safe cw wind lidar
  • Innovative frequency modulation of laser signal
  • Wind profiling within up to 20 range gates up to 100 m / 200 m height
  • Easy and fast transportation and installation
  • Set up at sites where wind masts cannot be mounted
  • Easy to operate by web interface for control and real time visualization
  • Built in quality control
  • Automatic system monitoring
  • Typical applications include wind farm planning, urban climatology, marine platform instrumentation, etc.
Laser wavelength
1550 nm, laser class 1M (eye-safe)
Measuring ranges

Wind Ranger 100: 5 … 100 m

Wind Ranger 200: 5 … 200 m

Max. number of measuring ranges
20, consecutively measured
Range resolution (range depedent)
0.16 m at 10 m, 16 m at 100 m
Range of wind speed
0 … 60 m/s
Range of wind direction
0 … 360 °
Range of std. dev. of vertical wind
0.02 … 3 m/s
Accuracy of wind speed*
0.2 m/s or 2 % at wind speeds > 10 m/s
Accuracy of wind direction*
3 ° at wind speeds > 5 m/s
Accuracy of std. dev. of vertical wind*
0.1 m/s or 5 %
Range resolution
Depending on range, 16 cm @ 10 m
Time resolution radial wind
0.5 s (one complete 3D-VAD scan)
Averaging time wind profiles
Adjustable, typically 1 .. 30 minutes
Data output and control
Ethernet, Web GUI
Built-in memory
32 GB
Optional
inclination sensor, compass, GPS
Power requirements
230 V, 60 W (optionally 24 VDC)
Ambient conditions
-30°C … + 35 °C, 5 … 100 %
Weight
< 40 kg
Enclosure dimensions (H x W x D)
620 mm x 530 mm x 340 mm

* Observed uncertainty in measurements depends on parameter settings (averaging time, number of measuring heights, etc.) and atmospheric conditions (aerosol distribution, visibility, turbulence).

Accuracies are given for 10 minutes averages, 8 measuring ranges, 1 rev./s , moderate turbulence.