Offshore Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Webinar Series: Terminal Radar

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October 26, 2020 11:00AM to 1:00PM EDT

The Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation Working Group—a consortium of federal agencies composed of DOE, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the Department of Homeland Security—invite you to attend a series of virtual webinars to discuss offshore wind turbine radar interference mitigation strategies and research needs for offshore wind development that may impact sensitive radar systems.

Terminal Radar
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

This webinar will feature briefings on terminal radar systems and will discuss the technical impacts of offshore wind turbines on terminal radars as well as potential mitigation solutions.

Register for the webinar by October 23.


11:00 a.m.

Welcome, Meeting Objectives

Patrick Gilman | U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO)

11:05 a.m.

Terminal Radar Overview & Application to Offshore Wind

- Air Traffic Control use of Surveillance Sources

- Currently Deployed ASR systems

- Wind Farm Impacts on ASR Systems

- Existing ASR Radar Clutter Mitigations

- Limitations of Existing Mitigation Strategies

- Mitigation with Fusion at the Automation Stage

Stuart Francis | Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

11:30 a.m.

Mitigation Techniques Investigated and Applicability to Offshore Wind Turbines

11:30 a.m. | Radar Upgrades and Wind Turbine Siting

- Increased Range Resolution

- Turbine Adaptive Nulling Concept

- Wind Turbine Siting & Spacing Study

Jason Biddle | MIT Lincoln Laboratories

11:40 a.m. | Infill Radars

- Travis AFB Pilot Mitigation Project Infill Radar

- Infill Radar Validation Effort

Megan Wolterman | Federal Aviation Administration

David Mazel | Regulus Group

12:00 p.m. | Reduced Signal Turbines

- Radar Absorbing Material for Wind Turbine Blades

- Lightning Protection System RCS Reduction

Ben Karlson | Sandia National Laboratories

12:10 p.m.

Group Discussion for Offshore Mitigation Opportunities

This session is an opportunity for industry participants to respond to Steve and to an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on past studies, and ideas on future mitigation techniques.


Steve Sample | U.S. Department of Defense Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse

Patrick Gilman | U.S. DOE WETO

1:00 p.m.

Closing and Information for Next Webinar

Patrick Gilman | U.S. DOE WETO