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Performance stability of ZephIR in high motion environments: Floating and turbine mounted
M Pitter et al (2014)
This paper demonstrates by simulations, controlled experimental studies and the results of field deployments that the effect of motion on ZephIR performance is insignificant and easily compensated, largely due to the high-resolution, fast data rates and multiple viewing angles enabled by the very high carrier to noise ratio unique to continuous wave wind lidars, such as ZephIR. Stability of ZephIR performance is therefore confirmed for cases where lidar is subject to extreme motion, namely mounted on a floating offshore platform or on a wind turbine nacelle.

The effect of motion on continuous wave lidar wind measurements
A Rutherford et al, AWEA (2013)
The results in this paper demonstrate that the exceptional sensitivity and high data rates of CW wind lidars allows high quality wind measurement to be carried out in many buoy-mounted applications without motion compensation.

Exploring lidar remote sensing technology for offshore wind resource monitoring applications
Jaynes, D. & Jacquemin, J. GL Garrad Hassan (2009)
Offshore wind farm projects that require pre-construction financing cannot afford to rely on proxy data that are recorded at distant locations to characterize key design parameters present at the proposed site.

ZephIR Lidar assessment at the offshore met mast on platform
Kindler, D. WINDTEST, 2006. Report No WT 5256/06. FINO-1. s.l
In February 2006 WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH (WINDTEST) was ordered by TALISMAN ENERGY (Limited) UK to assess the offshore performance of a LiDAR system of type QinetiQ/ZephIR relative to classical measurements at an offshore meteorological mast on the German wind energy research platform FINO-1 located in the German North Sea sector.

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