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The Scientific World Journal - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 982508, 11 pages -

Research Article

Department of Communications Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU, Alda. Urquijo s-n, 48013 Bilbao, Spain

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943, USA

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Building, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Received 9 December 2013; Accepted 25 December 2013; Published 17 March 2014

Academic Editors: A. Atimtay and A. Piacentino

Copyright © 2014 Olatz Grande et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The potential impact that offshore wind farms may cause on nearby marine radars should be considered before the wind farm is installed. Strong radar echoes from the turbines may degrade radars’ detection capability in the area around the wind farm. Although conventional computational methods provide accurate results of scattering by wind turbines, they are not directly implementable in software tools that can be used to conduct the impact studies. This paper proposes a simple model to assess the clutter that wind turbines may generate on marine radars. This method can be easily implemented in the system modeling software tools for the impact analysis of a wind farm in a real scenario.

Autor: Olatz Grande, Josune Cañizo, Itziar Angulo, David Jenn, Laith R. Danoon, David Guerra, and David de la Vega



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