Radar cross-section analysis of wind turbine blades with radar absorbing materials

Laith Danoon, A. K. Brown

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    Abstract

    Wind turbines interfere with radar systems due to their large radar cross-section (RCS) and the rotation of the blades. Applying radar absorbing materials (RAM) is considered as a possible mitigation measure. This paper will present RCS modeling results of a generic 40 meters blade. The blade is segmented into 4 sections and the monostatic scattering from each section is modeled. Comparison of the RCS before and after applying the RAM is also shown in this paper. The effect of each section on the total RCS of the blade and the possible impact on the Doppler signature is investigated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2011: "Wave to the Future", EuMW 2011, Conference Proceedings - 8th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2011|Eur. Microw. Week: "Wave Future", EuMW, Conf. Proc. - Eur. Radar Conf., EuRAD
    Pages97-100
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
    Event8th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2011, Held as Part of the 14th European Microwave Week 2011, EuMW 2011 - Manchester
    Duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …

    Conference

    Conference8th European Radar Conference, EuRAD 2011, Held as Part of the 14th European Microwave Week 2011, EuMW 2011
    CityManchester
    Period1/07/11 → …

    Keywords

    • Mitigation
    • Radar interference
    • RAM
    • RCS
    • Stealth
    • Wind turbine

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