One of the challenges the tidal power industry faces, is the requirement of cost effective, reliable but highly accurate acquisition of flow data. Different methods are required , applications range over different spatial and temporal scales. This report assembles in the first sections, theoretical background information on acoustic Doppler Velocimetry and RADAR measurements. The use of existing expertise in field tests of marine vehicles is discussed next, followed by a discussion of issues relating to recreating field conditions in laboratory environments. The last three sections present practical applications of various methods performed in field conditions. While progress has been made over the last years, this overview highlights the challenges in full scale field measurements and knowledge gaps in the industry.
|Publisher||Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network|
|Number of pages||77|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2015|
Schmitt, P., Salvatore, F., Lidderdale, A., Dick, C., Richon, J-B., Porter, K., Maisondieu, C., & Johnston, C. (2015). 4.11(EC) Report new instrumentation and field measuring technology for tidal currents. Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.