Design of the American Wake Experiment (AWAKEN) Field Campaign

Mithu Debnath, Andy Scholbrock, Daniel Zalkind, Patrick Moriarty, Eric Simley, Nicholas Hamilton, Chris Ivanov, Robert Arthur, Rebecca Barthelmie, Nicola Bodini, Alan Brewer, Lexie Goldberger, Thomas Herges, Brian Hirth, Giacomo Iungo, David Jager, Colleen Kaul, Petra Klein, Raghu Krishnamurthy, Stefano LetiziaJulie Lundquist, David Maniaci, Rob Newsom, Mikhail Pekour, Sara Pryor, Michael Ritsche, Jason Roadman, John Schroeder, William Shaw, Jeroen van Dam, Sonia Wharton

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The American WAKE experimeNt (AWAKEN) is a multi-institutional collaborative field campaign, starting in March 2022, that will gather an unprecedented data set including both atmospheric observations and wind plant operational data. This comprehensive data set will be used to characterize the wind plant performance and turbine loading in different operational and atmospheric conditions and validate the use of different wind plant control strategies and simulation frameworks. An extensive field campaign like AWAKEN requires proper coordination and long-term planning to be successful. In this paper, we review the major activities planned during AWAKEN to provide information for current and future project partners. Specifically, we provide information about the project sites, their planned instruments, and how these will relate to the scientific objectives of the overall AWAKEN project.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numberArticle No. 022058
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2 Jun 2022
Event2022 Science of Making Torque from Wind, TORQUE 2022 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jun 20223 Jun 2022

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5000-82128


  • field campaign design
  • Instrumentation
  • wind plant interactions


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