Noise characterization of a subsea tidal kite

Pál Schmitt, Matthew K. Pine, Ross M. Culloch, Lilian Lieber, Louise T. Kregting

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This paper presents the first noise measurements of a quarter-scale subsea tidal kite (anchored to the sea floor by a tether and flying in a figure-eight configuration in the water column) operating in field conditions. Challenges in the measurement and post-processing of the data are detailed. Results are presented for three operating conditions of the kite: (1) varying turbine rotations per minute (RPM), (2) varying kite speed, and (3) a twisted tether. Turbine RPM was identified as the main parameter influencing noise emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)EL441-EL446
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2018

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