Raytheon reducing effects of wind turbines on radar signals

  • 11-Dec-2009 11:25 EST
072109-F-5306M-107.jpg

Wind farm turbines create a Doppler effect as they rotate, creating a potential radar blackout zone. Raytheon is using hardware and software to detect the turbines on radar systems and eliminate interference with radar displays. U.S. Air Force

The U.K.'s National Air Traffic Services awarded Raytheon Co. a contract to conduct software modeling and field trials of technology that minimizes the effects of wind turbines on radar signals. Wind farm turbines create a Doppler effect as they rotate, creating a potential radar blackout zone. The Raytheon solution uses hardware and software to detect the turbines on radar systems, eliminating interference with radar displays. Under the $6.5 million contract, Raytheon will develop and test advanced mitigation algorithms within its S-band approach and L-band en route primary surveillance radars. System testing will take place in the U.K. and the Netherlands.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
5.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-10-20
The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2016-10-20
One of the biggest issues in bringing forward new designs is the length of time that it takes to agree to a new specification, research and evaluate the alternative features and configurations, and then embark on a development program that will take the design to flight testing and ultimately operational service.
2017-01-03
NRL scientists have demonstrated metallic spin filtering at room temperature using ferromagnet-graphene-ferromagnet thin film junction devices.

Related Items

Book
2010-06-01
Training / Education
2016-04-30
Standard
1993-10-01