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The basic idea for the current project is to have a laser anemometer mounted on top of the nacelle. The laser anemometer is remotely measuring the wind velocity in front of the turbine by scattering laser light from the airborne aerosols.

The main outputs of the project are:
- A "demonstrator" of a dedicated, fairly inexpensive laser anemometer for test of operational principles and quality of measurements;
- Theoretical model(s) of the wind flow in front of the wind turbine;
- Analyses of the task and problems related to controlling a wind turbine using a laser anemometer, to provide a decision basis for the possibilities of using the laser anemometer.

The investigation was concentrated on finding the standard and maximum deviation between the wind speed measured with the laser anemometer, and the actual wind speed that the turbine was subjected to.

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