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Apparatus and method for using radar to evaluate wind flow fields for wind energy applications

United States Patent

9,575,177
February 21, 2017
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The present invention provides an apparatus and method for obtaining data to determine one or more characteristics of a wind flow field using one or more radars. Data is collected from the one or more radars, and analyzed to determine the one or more characteristics of the wind flow field. The one or more radars are positioned to have a portion of the wind flow field within a scanning sector of the one or more radars.
Schroeder; John (Lubbock, TX), Hirth; Brian (Lubbock, TX), Guynes; Jerry (Lubbock, TX)
Texas Tech University System (Lubbock, TX)
13/ 952,611
20140028496
July 27, 2013
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG-06-GO86092 awarded by the United States Department of Energy Congressionally Directed Project: Great Plains Wind Power Test Facility. The government has certain rights in the invention.