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

  • Getriebe Lieferung

    Diese Woche wurde das neue Getriebe für die FVA-Gondel geliefert, sodass die Hauptwelle mit dem Getriebe mittels der Schrumpfscheibe verbunden werden konnte. [more]

  • CWD-Newsletter

    This week the first CWD-Newsletter is published. You can find it here. If you want to subscribe to the Newsletter please send an email to news@cwd.rwth-aachen.de .[more]

  • Montage des Generators

    Heute wurde der Generator der FVA-Forschungsanlage in die Gondel integriert. Die Asynchronmaschine mit kurzgeschlossenem Läufer weißt eine Nennleistung von 2750 kW auf. Nun folgt die elektrische Verkabelung zum Umrichtersystem...[more]

  • Nacelle on the Tower

    Within the last week the FVA-Research nacelle was successfully placed on the Toweradapter. The original geometry of the Tower flansh was kept in order to install the complete Azimutsystem with its full functionality. This week...[more]

  • Brian Feeny of the Michigan State University showed new results at the CWD

    Brian Feeny Professor of the department of mechanical engineering of the Michigan State University showed his latest results according to rotor blade vibrations at a workshop at the CWD. [more]

  • Turmadapter

    This week the assambly work at the test bench foundation have begun. The foundation srews connect the longitudinal beams and the four blocks with foundation. The casted tower adapter ist bolted with these longitudinal screws....[more]

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