The cup anemometer, a fundamental meteorological instrument for the wind energy industry

Pindado Carrion, Santiago and Cubas Cano, Javier and Sorribes Palmer, Felix (2014). The cup anemometer, a fundamental meteorological instrument for the wind energy industry. In: "International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications", 1-16 jun 2014.

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Title: The cup anemometer, a fundamental meteorological instrument for the wind energy industry
Author/s:
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
  • Cubas Cano, Javier
  • Sorribes Palmer, Felix
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications
Event Dates: 1-16 jun 2014
Title of Book: International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications: conference proceedings papers
Date: 1 June 2014
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Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The cup anemometer has been used widely by the wind energy industry since its early beginning, covering two fundamental aspects: wind mill performance control and wind energy production forecast. Furthermore, despite modern technological advances such as LIDAR and SODAR, the cup anemometer remains clearly the most used instrument by the wind energy industry. Together with the major advantages of this instrument (precision, robustness), some issues must be taken into account by scientists and researchers when using it. Overspeeding, interaction with stream wakes due to allocation on masts and wind- mills, loss of performance due to wear and tear, change of performance due to different climatic conditions, checking of the maintenance status and recalibration, etc. In the present work a review of the research campaigns carried out at the IDR/UPM Institute to analyze cup anemometer performance is included. Several aspects of this instrument are examined: the calibration process, the loss of performances due to aging and wear and tear, the effect of changes of air density, the rotor aerodynamics, and the harmonic terms contained in the anemometer output signal and their possible relation to the anemometer performances.

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Item ID: 30682
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30682/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30682
Official URL: http://www.sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-1/
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 05 Aug 2014 16:00
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2015 07:49
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