Test and Measurements (TEM)

The section focuses on experimental research projects and performs both turbine and wind measurements in research projects.

The Section for Test and Measurements focuses on implementation of experimental research projects. Core activities are wind and wind turbine measurements within research projects. TEM has technical expertise within sensors, databases, hardware, and software and offers logistical support for the experimental research projects and the accredited measurements.

The overall purpose in TEM is always to bring research all the way to the wind energy market. TEM contributes actively to all the research and innovation programmes with technical support, regarding all kinds of experimental work. The support includes project management, hardware, software, data handling, databases, design, planning, construction, preparation, installation, completion, and dismantling.

Lidar technology has become a major topic in TEM during the last ten years, including ground-based, nacelle-based, spinner-based and finally 3D WindScanners . New applications for lidars within wind energy are constantly being invented, developed, designed, matured, evaluated, calibrated, and validated together with the other research sections.

Main research and test facilities:
  • DTU Research Turbine (V52) 
Products & Services:
  • Complete plug and play measuring systems for wind resource, power curve, loads, etc. 
  • Database system collecting data from all experimental campaigns based on MySQL. 
  • On-line visualization and display of measurements with RODEO.

Head of Section

Michael Courtney
Senior Researcher
DTU Wind Energy
+45 21 32 72 48