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Simplified Formulae for the Estimation of Offshore Wind Turbines Clutter on Marine Radars

By David Jenn, Olatz Grande, Josune Cañizo, Itziar Angulo, Laith R. Danoon, David Guerra and David de la Vega

Abstract

The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/982508The potential impact that offshore wind farms may cause on nearby marine radars should be considered before the wind farm is installed. Strong radar echoes from the turbines may degrade radars’ detection capability in the area around the wind farm.Although conventional computational methods provide accurate results of scattering by wind turbines, they are not directly implementable in software tools that can be used to conduct the impact studies. This paper proposes a simple model to assess the clutter that wind turbines may generate on marine radars. This method can be easily implemented in the system modeling software tools for the impact analysis of a wind farm in a real scenario.Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Project TEC2012-32370)Basque Government (SAIOTEK program)Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Project TEC2012-32370)Basque Government (SAIOTEK program

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2014
OAI identifier: oai:calhoun.nps.edu:10945/49327

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