Molas 3D Scanning Wind LiDAR System

  • Applicable for measurement of complex air flow
  • Wind turbine wake measurement
  • Complex terrain applications
  • Small volume and weight, convenient for installation and transport
  • Can be easily configured with wireless and easy data download
  • Wireless access
  • Can be deployed quickly under harsh onshore & offshore sites

The scanning system of Molas 3D scanning wind LiDAR has strong programmability and high wind measurement accuracy, and it can be applied for wind measurements for wind projects, aircraft wake vortex and dangerous meteorological detection for civil aviation industry, high precision wind profile measurement, and emission source tracking for air quality application field. 

Molas 3D Scanning Wind LiDAR System



Distance Measurement Parameters

Measurement Distance: 8km (Corresponding to 75m distance resolution)

4km (Corresponding to 30m distance resolution)

Distance Resolution: 30m/75m

Accumulation Time: 0.5s/1s/2s/4s/8s Optional

Wind Speed Measurement Accuary: 0.1m/s

Pointing Accuracy: 0.1°

Wind speed measurement range: -75m/s to 75m

Vertical Scan Range: -10°~190°


Eye safety: IEC / EN 60825-1 ANIS Z136-1

Anti-corrosion level: C4

Anti-corrosion grade: ISO C5

Data Output

Communication method:



Power Supply: 110VAC ± 20%

or 220VAC ±20%

Dimensions: 800X650X1130mm

Weight: <150kg

Working Environment

Working Temperature Range: -20℃ ~ 50℃

Survive Temperature Range: 

-40℃ ~ 65℃(Power off)

-45℃ ~ 65℃(Power on)

Working Humidity Range: 0~100%RH

Protection Level: 
Housing IP54
Inner Module IP66

Molas 3D Scanning Wind Lidar Applications

d scanning lidar application 1

Wind Resource Area

  • Wind resource assessment: Molas 3D can measure a wide range of regional wind farm information and optimize wind farm site selection;
  • Power curve test, wake eddy current measurement, optimize wind energy utilization and enhance the performance of WTGs
3d scanning lidar application civil aviation

Civil Aviation Industry

  • Detect and early alert dangerous metorological phenomena, such as wind shear, micro downburst etc. 
  • Measure wake vortex to optimize Flight Separation of airport traffic control.
3d scanning lidar application 3 meteorological measurement

Meteorological Measurement

  • The information of wind field is provided to understand the state of wind in boundary layer
  • It can provide accuracy and high precision wind profile information within a few kilometers near the surface to fill the gap of low altitude monitoring. 
3d scanning lidar application 4 air quality measurement

Air Quaility Testing Field

  • Real-time 3D information of smoke and rain diffusion to track the emission sources
  • Optimization of dust emission control in mining industry

The scanning system of Molas 3D scanning coherent Doppler lidar has strong programmability. The measurement plan and Lidar scanning mode configuration can be developed as per scope of the measurement and site conditions. 

Molas 3D Wind Lidar Scanning Modes

The scanning system of Molas 3D scanning coherent Doppler lidar has strong programmability. The measurement plan and Lidar scanning mode configuration can be developed as per scope of the measurement and site conditions. 

1. DBS ( Doppler Beam Swinging) wind profile scanning

Wind profile is the change curve of horizontal wind speed in the atmosphere with altitude. Molas 3D can continuously collect the Wind profile information directly above equipment, by measuring Radial wind speed of the five directions of east, south, west, north and vertical in turn, to calculate wind speed and wind direction profile data.

molas 3d scanning lidar dbs mode

2. PPI ( Plan Position Indicator) scanning - Molas 3D scanning wind lidar

Molas 3D scans the radial wind speed over a large area with a fixed pitch angle and varying azimuth angle. This scanning method can clearly see the change of radial velocity information on the scanning surface, which is suitable for retrieving horizontal wind field at relatively flat terrain, or fine measurement the amount of wake, wind shear, etc.

3. RHI ( Range Height Indicator) scanning - Molas 3D wind scanning lidar

Molas 3D scans at a fixed azimuth and changes the pitch angle, scanning one or more vertical plane slices from top to bottom or bottom to top. This scanning method is suitable for observing changes in wind speed on the vertical plane.


4. Spot Scanning

Molas 3D can collect radial wind speeds in these directions in sequence according to the configured multiple azimuth and pitch angles. This method is generally used in conjunction with some customized inversion algorithms, or in order to improve the time resolution of PPI / RHI and speed up the acquisition speed of a single PPI / RHI. The collected data generally needs to be processed after post-processing.

5. Virtual wind tower scanning

Molas 3D lidar uses PPI scanning to scan a range at the target location (generally requires an azimuth greater than 60 degrees), which can reverse the wind speed and direction at that location. This method is suitable for measuring some places where it is inconvenient to place the radar under the measuring point, or some points with a lower height that cannot be directly measured by the wind profile.


Project examples of MOLAS 3D Scanning wind Lidar

Civil Aviation Projects

  • Product: Molas 3D scanning Lidar;

  • Customer: Air traffic control department ;

  • Project Scope: Aircraft tail vortex and wind shear detection

  • Location: Xinjiang Kashi Airport;

  • Project initiated: year 2018

Offshore Wind Farm Project

  • Product: Molas 3D scanning Lidar;

  • Project Scope: Wind farm wake measurement;

  • Location: East Coast Offshore Wind Fram

  • Project initiated: year 2019

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