Germans show tunnel vision
Deutsche WindGuard supports calibration of new wind lidar system
Deutsche WindGuard has developed a special wind tunnel for the national metrology institute of Germany (PTB) that will be used to calibrate a new lidar system.
The institute’s lidar will be used as a reference standard to calibrate other remote sensing devises.
The wind tunnel has been built on an eight-metre high platform with the lidar positioned below.
PTB fluid flow measuring techniques working group head said: “Constructional limits as well as our high expectations/sophisticated requirements with regards to flow quality required the design and construction of a new wind tunnel.
“We chose to work with Deutsche WindGuard, because this way we could access their valuable experience from the development and design of several wind tunnels with excellent flow quality.”