Experimental analysis of multistatic multiband radar signatures of wind turbines

Fioranelli, F. , Balleri, A., Griffiths, H. and Ritchie, M. (2016) Experimental analysis of multistatic multiband radar signatures of wind turbines. IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation, 10(8), pp. 1400-1410. (doi:10.1049/iet-rsn.2015.0474)

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Abstract

This study presents the analysis of recent experimental data acquired using two radar systems at S-band and X-band to measure simultaneous monostatic and bistatic signatures of operational wind turbines near Shrivenham, UK. Bistatic and multistatic radars are a potential approach to mitigate the adverse effects of wind farm clutter on the performance of radar systems, which is a well-known problem for air traffic control and air defence radar. This analysis compares the simultaneous monostatic and bistatic micro-Doppler signatures of two operational turbines and investigates the key differences at bistatic angles up to 23°. The variations of the signature with different polarisations, namely vertical transmitted and vertical received and horizontal transmitted and horizontal received, are also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fioranelli, Dr Francesco
Authors: Fioranelli, F., Balleri, A., Griffiths, H., and Ritchie, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN:1751-8784
ISSN (Online):1751-8792
Published Online:23 March 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyrihgt © 2016 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
First Published:First published in IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation 10(8): 1400-1410
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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