The FLiDAR system
Measuring the power of the sea
with Navex Elektro Belgium
The FLiDAR measurement buoy represents a major breakthrough for the offshore wind industry,
enabling major cost reductions for offshore wind resource assessments. Development companies
considering the deployment of new marine renewable technologies such as offshore wind, wave
and tidal energy will find the FLiDAR very useful. It can be deployed in one day and delivers highly
accurate data throughout the project development, with real-time data access. It has been proven
to measure wind potential with an accuracy equivalent to fixed offshore met masts, regardless of
the sea state.
The business concept of FLiDAR is based on a rental model with data service agreement, minimising financial
risk and maximising flexibility for the customer. As quality, dependability and full-time availability are key
aspects, the developers of FLiDAR turned to Navex Elektro and Mastervolt for the onboard energy supply.
NUMBER AVG. POWER HOURS/DAY
Wireless broadband communication (Iridium Pilot)
31 W 24 hr
14.6 W 24 hr
Solid State PC’s
8.3 W 24 hr
Remote wind measurement system (LiDAR)
65 W 24 hr
Satellite positioning (Septentrio)
10 W 24 hr
18 W 24 hr
Total AC consumers
= 4.670 kWh
0 to 8.400 kWh
40 W 24 hr
= 3.840 to 12.240kWh
To ensure full-time operation at sea, long
periods of autonomous power supply must be
guaranteed, even when solar and wind power
generation are far below average.
All power needs to be supplied at either 12 V
or 24 V DC.
Measuring and controlling all (redundant)
onboard energy consumers and sources
remotely, again to ensure full-time operation
and, if necessary, timely service.