URSI BeNeLux Forum 2009 location:Delft date:08 June 2009
Thanks to the Kyoto protocol, large numbers of wind turbines are popping up like mushrooms out of the soil. Unfortunately, they can degrade the performance of RF navigation and guidance systems such as radars and beacons. Sometimes, the turbines can “hide” from the radars in valleys (like in the southern part of Belgium), but this is not very common in our low countries. Here we have used both UTD methods as well as simplified methods to quantize the effects. Indeed, not many moment method solvers have the possibility to deal with moving objects (Doppler shifts, in other words), but with UTD it is within easy reach of the modern computers. However, for some particular applications, and especially due to the large numbers of requests being filed, the computation procedures can be simplified to quantize easily the near-fields around moving objects.