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Reference Number W/63/00661/00/00
Title Offshore wind field sensor using lidar anemometer
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 25%;
Applied Research and Development 75%;
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 75%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Mr G (Gavin ) Poupart
No email address given
QinetiQ Ltd
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 08 February 2005
End Date 08 February 2008
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £67,296
Industrial Sectors Power
Region South East
Programme WIND
Investigators Principal Investigator Mr G (Gavin ) Poupart , QinetiQ Ltd (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , RWE npower plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , Trinity House (0.001%)
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Objectives QinetiQ, together with npower renewables, Trinity House Lighthouse Service, and with funding from the DTI, has announced a major new collaborative project to develop its buoy-mounted LIDAR anemometry system, known as SeaZephIR. The project aims to turn an established technology - light detection and ranging (LIDAR) - into an exciting and viable new solution to measure wind for the optimal siting of offshore wind farms.
Publications QinetiQ (2005). Seeing the light - Development programme announced for SeaZephIR Laser Anemometer. URL http://www.qinetiq.com/home/newsroom/news_releases_homepage/2005/1st_quarter/QinetiQ_s_innovative_sea_lidar_system.html, QinetiQ, UK (PDF 62 KB)
Final Report QinetiQ (2005). QinetiQ s ZephIR to assess wind resource at world s deepest offshore wind farm. URL http://www.qinetiq.com/home/newsroom/news_releases_homepage/2005/4th_quarter/ZephIR_to_assess_wind_resource_at_world_s_deepest_offshore_wind_farm.html, QinetiQ, UK (PDF 63 KB)
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