Wind speed and direction measurement based on time of flight ultrasonic anemometer

David Fernandes, Luis Gomes, Aniko Costa

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Abstract

In this paper, an ultrasonic anemometer based in the time of flight is presented. The wind speed and direction is obtained using four ultrasonic transducers in an orthogonal configuration. Two transducers are used in each orthogonal direction as transmitter and receiver of a short sequence of pulses and the time of flight is recorded in both ways. The system is based on a low-cost Arduino-Nano board and the overall system was tested in a wind tunnel, where accuracy and linearity were analyzed. The developed anemometer is intended to be used in a scale model sailboat to support its autonomous navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1417-1422
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014125
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2017
Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017 - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 201721 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh, Scotland
Period18/06/1721/06/17

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    Fernandes, D., Gomes, L., & Costa, A. (2017). Wind speed and direction measurement based on time of flight ultrasonic anemometer. In Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2017 (pp. 1417-1422). [8001453] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2017.8001453