Operational Technical Services Lead Wood - Renewable Energy
Presentation Description: Many of us have seen the pretty pictures, and massive data sets that scanning lidar can provide. Remote sensing results in wind resource conference presentations, academia, and sales pitches are all over the wind industry. What are these data sets telling us, can we make decisions with the measurements, how can lidar be used to its maximum potential? Most of these topics require us to think about measuring the wind in a fundamentally different way. This presentation is a journey down the path of exploration, pitfalls, and discovery into how to use scanning lidar in the field. The awesome power and measurement resolution of scanning lidar come up against the demands of legacy business processes, fears of high capital expenditures, and consultant demands for time-series data in a world of spatial resolution rather than temporal resolution. Lidar and remote sensing devices are the sensors of the future, and broad acceptance is here. Our experience with Lidar over the past 15 years developing one of the first scanning lidar units for wind energy applications
Methodology: Provides a connection between the science of scanning Lidar and the applications in the real world.