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AXYS Technologies Inc (AXYS) has announced it has completed pre-commissioning of a WindSentinel platform for the United States Navy project to validate an offshore floating LiDAR wind resource assessment system.
 
AXYS teamed up with Sound & Sea Technology (SST) as well as DNV GL to secure the US Navy contract and supply the system. The LiDAR underwent an initial six month side by side testing process overseen by DNV GL in 2013. Upon passing this test the LiDAR was integrated onto the WindSentinel platform. The WindSentinel is now ready for deployment and waiting the final deployment location to be determined by the US Navy. Sound & Sea Technology will provide overall management of the program, coordination with the Navy, ocean engineering expertise, environmental planning and installation support. DNV GL will provide an evaluation of the validity of the floating LiDAR system by identifying measurement requirements and metrics to qualify the system for use in wind power development. These metrics will be adapted from DNV GL’s recommended practice for validating LIDAR measurements, “DNV Sodar and Lidar Guidelines.”
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