Radar Simulation of Wind Turbines

Palindrome was recently granted a project, in which wind turbine radar signatures are being simulated with our proprietary target generation technology. The project is funded by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, the Federal Office of Energy as well as the Swiss Climate Foundation.

The construction of wind turbines is often inhibited because of their negative influence on meteorological or air traffic control radars. Our technology is supposed to help to minimize the disturbing influence, such that more wind turbine projects can be approved.

Skyguide objects to 23% of all planned wind turbine projects in Switzerland because of concerns with regard to possible radar disturbances caused by the turbine rotors. We aim at reducing the percentage of projects that negatively influence radar systems and therefore help to facilitate additional wind energy on the order of 3GWh per year.