Lidar complex

Development of lidar technologies for the detection of wind field structures in complex terrain.


The objective of the BMWi-funded joint project "Development of lidar technologies for recording wind field structures with regard to the optimisation of wind energy utilisation in mountainous, complex terrain" (Lidar complex, FKZ 0325519A) was the further development of methods used in the flachen site finden. Furthermore, new measuring methods are to be tested. The measurement methods were first tested at a flat site and validated at a second site with a complex terrain structure.


October 2012 to June 2016

Project coordination:
Universität Stuttgart – Stuttgarter Lehrstuhl für Windenergie

sponsored by german BMWi
with 1.179.129 €



Project partners

Universität Tübingen, Zentrum für angewandte Geophysik
Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Flugzeugbau und Institut für Aerodynamik und Gasdynamik
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Kenersys GmbH
Fördergesellschaft Windenergie e.V. (FGW)

Content at SWE

Metreological IEC-measurement at site with complex terrain structure
Lidar measurement at IEC conform and complex terrain
Developement of measuring strategies für lidar measurement in complex terrain
Simulation and evaluation of a real wind turbine model at IEC conform terrain
Simulation and evaluation of a generic wind turbine model in complex terrain
Developement and validation of a wind field generator

Further Information about the group

Contact at SWE

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Martin Hofsäß


Research Associate

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