AXYS Technologies has achieved a new standard in floating LiDAR devices by developing a dual ZephIR 300 arrangement on the WindSentinel buoy.
WindSentinel is a floating LiDAR device that accurately measures wind speed and direction offshore at turbine hub-height and across the blade span.
AXYS president and CEO Terry Tarle said: "ZephIR 300 is a proven market leader in the LiDAR sector and providing clients with an option for dual deployment really does offer an unparalleled level of risk reduction.
"We are also pleased to now offer ‘Data as a Service’ to the industry with no need to acquire technology, just the high-quality data it provides. We can mobilise to any site, anywhere."
AXYS WindSentinel integrates the NOMAD buoy that is designed to perform in harsh marine weather.
The ZephIR 300 continuous wave (CW) wind LiDAR features more than 200 individual IEC-compliant performance validations and offers high-resolution measurements at an unmatched data rate of 50Hz.
ZephIR LiDAR MD Ian Locker said: "This new standard for dual ZephIR 300s provides real benefit in continuous data capture, even during service periods which can be made out of sync."
According to AXYS, 50 points are measured in the free space in every second targeted by the sensor and chosen by the user, anywhere from 10m up to 200m.
It will provide very accurate measurements of the wind speed, direction and other characteristics such as turbulence intensity.
ZephIR 300 is also the single most validated wind LiDAR at a consistent IEC-compliant met mast site, the company stated.
Image: AXYS president and CEO Terry Tarle with ZephIR LiDAR MD Ian Locker. Photo: courtesy of AXYS Technologies Inc.