Modelling the Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Safety Radars onboard Oil and Gas Platforms

Laith Danoon, Waleed Al Mashhadani, Anthony Brown

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    Abstract

    Radar Early Warning Systems (REWS) are safety critical radars installed onboard offshore Oil and Gas (O&G) platforms to monitor nearby surface traffic to provide asset and personnel protection and management. Wind turbines near REWS can interfere with the system due to their large and varying returns, radar shadows and overloading of the track table. This paper highlights some of the key parameters affecting the modeling of the potential interference on REWS. This paper will also present some modeling result for generic wind turbines nearfield scattering, simplified shadowing effects and finally a scenario to illustrate the compound effects on the REWS detection performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-5
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2017
    Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2016 - Davos, Swaziland
    Duration: 11 Apr 201615 Apr 2016

    Conference

    Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) 2016
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2016
    Country/TerritorySwaziland
    CityDavos
    Period11/04/1615/04/16

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