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Title: IFT&E Summary and Wind ? Radar Interference Mitigation R&D.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the AWEA Siting Seminar held February 10, 2015 in Austin, TX, US.
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Jason Biddle. IFT&E Summary and Wind ? Radar Interference Mitigation R&D.. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Jason Biddle. IFT&E Summary and Wind ? Radar Interference Mitigation R&D.. United States.
Jason Biddle. 2015. "IFT&E Summary and Wind ? Radar Interference Mitigation R&D.". United States. doi:.
title = {IFT&E Summary and Wind ? Radar Interference Mitigation R&D.},
author = {Jason Biddle},
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year = 2015,
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  • Wind turbines have grown in size and capacity with today's average turbine having a power capacity of around 1.9 MW, reaching to heights of over 495 feet from ground to blade tip, and operating with speeds at the tip of the blade up to 200 knots. When these machines are installed within the line-of-sight of a radar system, they can cause significant clutter and interference, detrimentally impacting the primary surveillance radar (PSR) performance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) were co-funded to conduct field tests and evaluations over two years in ordermore » to: I. Characterize the impact of wind turbines on existing Program-of-Record (POR) air surveillance radars; II. Assess near-term technologies proposed by industry that have the potential to mitigate the interference from wind turbines on radar systems; and III. Collect data and increase technical understanding of interference issues to advance development of long-term mitigation strategies. MIT LL and SNL managed the tests and evaluated resulting data from three flight campaigns to test eight mitigation technologies on terminal (short) and long-range (60 nmi and 250 nmi) radar systems. Combined across the three flight campaigns, more than 460 of hours of flight time were logged. This paper summarizes the Interagency Field Test & Evaluation (IFT&E) program and publicly- available results from the tests. It will also discuss the current wind turbine-radar interference evaluation process within the government and a proposed process to deploy mitigation technologies.« less