- Published: 02 February 2017 02 February 2017
Axys Technologies (Axys) has announced that design work with Boulder Environmental Sciences & Technology (BEST) is underway to deploy the world’s first buoy based microwave profiling radiometer on a floating platform, the FLiDAR WindSentinel.
Funded by the US Department of Energy, the BEST Marine Profiling Radiometer (MPR) is the world's first microwave profiling radiometer specifically designed for deployment on a buoy. Once completed, the system will enable users to measure vertical profiles of temperature and humidity within the atmospheric boundary layer and up to 10 kilometres above the floating platform, in addition to wind profiles up to 200 metres provided by the LiDAR. These measurements will improve weather forecasting and lead to better site evaluation and energy production while optimising the proficiency of existing wind farms.