Whirlwind Laser Scanner Laser Scanner, a new 3D Doppler wind scanner

Whirlwind 1 The Whirlwind Laser Scanner Laser Scanner, newly introduced in 2021, is the state-of-the-art scanning Doppler lidar for a variety of applications.

It can be installed on top of the nacelle of wind turbines for studying wind fields in front of the rotor or in its wake, as well as in the spinner. Ground-based installations permit detailed analyses of wind resource in the context of wind farm planning.

Its excellent insulation, with a housing made from 1.4571 and 1.4404 stainless steel and connectors from the maritime industry, makes the Laser Scanner ideal for offshore applications including installation on met masts and floating buoys.

Main characteristics:

Whirlwind Laser Scanner side viewWhirlwind Laser Scanner side view

   Left: Whirlwind Laser Scanner Laser Scanner for measurements at Stuttgart Wind Energy, Germany.
   Right: Rear view of the instrument equipped with a heat protective cover.

SWE The Whirlwind Laser Scanner Laser Scanner was developed under contract of Stuttgart Wind Energy (SWE), University of Stuttgart, Germany with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Berlin, Germany.