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Published: 21 November 2017 21 November 2017

DWT wind tunnelDeutsche WindGuard Wind Tunnel Services has developed a special wind tunnel for the national metrology institute of Germany (PTB). The wind tunnel will be used to calibrate a LiDAR-System newly developed by PTB. The LiDAR has a high spatial and temporal resolution. It will be used by PTB as a traceable reference standard to calibrate other remote sensing devises, like LiDARs and SoDARs.

The wind tunnel is erected on a platform at a height of 8 meters in PTB’s newly finished Competence Center Wind. The PTB-LiDAR-System will be positioned below the platform so it can be calibrated in the test section of the wind tunnel. As a result it can be validated as a reference standard. The wind tunnel was commissioned during the 3rd quarter of 2017 and the testing facility will be commissioned in 2018.

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