CWD
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Center for Wind power drives
    Center for Wind power drives
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
    Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
  • 4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
    4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
  • 1MW-Prüfstand
    1MW-Prüfstand
  • Campus Melaten
    Campus Melaten
Airborne wind measuring system
WindLocator – the CWD’s airborne wind measuring system

Lift-Off for the WindLocator – the CWD’s Airborne Wind Measuring System

Steep territory, differences in roughness or tunnel effects create wind phenomena that lead to yield differences of more than 30% between individual turbines within a single wind farm if the latter is set in complex terrain. The WindLocator, the airborne wind measuring system developed by the Center for Windpower Drives, makes autonomous, position-controlled measuring of local wind situations and thus yield-optimized park planning possible.

Learn more about the technology behind the WindLocator and its possibilities.

 

News

  • Torque 2016

    The Center for Wind Power Drives was represented at this year’s TORQUE – the world’s largest wind conference 2016 – with seven contributions. Presentations and posters on the themes of drive trains, testing, aerodynamics and...[more]

  • CWD 2017

    Zahlreich eingegangene Abstracts versprechen viele interessante Beiträge auf der nächsten Conference for Wind Power Drives (CWD 2017), die am 7. und 8. März 2017 in Aachen stattfinden wird. Insbesondere sind wir gespannt auf...[more]

  • Plabed – Planetary Bearing Design

    As part of the Plabed project, which began in June, existing calculation models for mapping the load on planetary gear bearings will be improved and the loads on a test bench reproduced. The knowledge gained with regard to...[more]

  • 2nd CWD-Newsletter

    The last few weeks have been marked by the close cooperation of various disciplines along wind turbine drive trains at the CWD. Their efforts have paid off: the completion of the assembly of our flagship FVA nacelle project means...[more]

  • IEA Wind Task 35

    The CWD dedicated 6 and 7 June entirely to the IEA Wind Task 35. This workshop was visited by Professors Shuju Hu, Yangfeng Meng and Ya Deng from the Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing. Part of the task involved investigating...[more]

  • FVA Nacelle - Start of the test procedure

    This week the test procedure of the FVA-Nacelle has started. Within the next weeks over 200 sensors will be applied to the Nacelle. The hardwae in the loop operation will start soon. Thanks to all employees who have made it...[more]

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