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dc.contributor.authorAngulo Pita, Itziar ORCID
dc.contributor.authorGrande, O.
dc.contributor.authorJenn, D.
dc.contributor.authorGuerra Pereda, David ORCID
dc.contributor.authorDe la Vega Moreno, David ORCID
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-20T15:47:00Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T15:47:00Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-27
dc.identifier.citationAtmospheric Measurement Techniques 8(5) : 2183-2193 (2015)es
dc.identifier.issn18671381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/16135
dc.description.abstractLocate full-text(opens in a new window)|View at Publisher| Export | Download | More... Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Volume 8, Issue 5, 27 May 2015, Pages 2183-2193 Estimating reflectivity values from wind turbines for analyzing the potential impact on weather radar services (Article) Angulo, I.a, Grande, O.a, Jenn, D.b, Guerra, D.a, De La Vega, D.a a University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain b Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, United States View references (28) Abstract The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has repeatedly expressed concern over the increasing number of impact cases of wind turbine farms on weather radars. Current signal processing techniques to mitigate wind turbine clutter (WTC) are scarce, so the most practical approach to this issue is the assessment of the potential interference from a wind farm before it is installed. To do so, and in order to obtain a WTC reflectivity model, it is crucial to estimate the radar cross section (RCS) of the wind turbines to be built, which represents the power percentage of the radar signal that is backscattered to the radar receiver. <br><br> For the proposed model, a representative scenario has been chosen in which both the weather radar and the wind farm are placed on clear areas; i.e., wind turbines are supposed to be illuminated only by the lowest elevation angles of the radar beam. <br><br> This paper first characterizes the RCS of wind turbines in the weather radar frequency bands by means of computer simulations based on the physical optics theory and then proposes a simplified model to estimate wind turbine RCS values. This model is of great help in the evaluation of the potential impact of a certain wind farm on the weather radar operation.es
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been partially supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, project TEC2012-32370) and the University of the Basque Country (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, program for the specialization of the postdoctoral researcher staff).es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherCopernicus GmbHes
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO/TEC2012-32370
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectbackscatteres
dc.subjectestimation methodes
dc.subjectradar imageryes
dc.subjectsignal processinges
dc.subjectsimulationes
dc.subjectwind farmes
dc.subjectwind turbinees
dc.titleEstimating reflectivity values from wind turbines for analyzing the potential impact on weather radar serviceses
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holder© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/8/2183/2015/amt-8-2183-2015.htmles
dc.identifier.doi10.5194/amt-8-2183-2015
dc.departamentoesIngeniería de comunicacioneses_ES
dc.departamentoeuKomunikazioen ingeniaritzaes_ES


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