Wind turbine measurements

In a project funded by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, the Federal Office of Energy and the Swiss Climate Foundation, Palindrome Remote Sensing enhances its radar target simulation capabilities such that realistic radar signatures of wind turbines can be generated.

Wind turbines negatively influence meteorological and air traffic control radars because of the strength of the reflected radar waves and the fact that complex patterns of non-zero Doppler velocities are being induced by the rotating blades.

In a measurement campaign conducted in the vicinity of the Calandawind Turbine in Haldenstein, Switzerland, real and virtual wind turbine signatures were measured with C-band radar.

Wind turbine as seen from the radar location