Range segmentation for micro-Doppler of backscattered field by wind turbines

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In this paper, a simple electromagnetic model for wind turbine's backscattering is proposed. The wind turbine is modeled as a linear structure made of three rotating wires on which an electromagnetic fields impinges. Since a wind turbine is much bigger than typical radar range resolution cells, just a small part of it is involved in the backscattering for a single resolution cell. An analysis of the micro-Doppler features for each range cell involving the wind turbine is then proposed. The models are both compared and validated using real data acquired with PARSAX radar. The main features obtained from these models can be used to understand the backscattering mechanisms for a wind turbine and for developing of clutter mitigation algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCap 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0187-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3742-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEuCAP 2017: 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017


ConferenceEuCAP 2017
Abbreviated titleEUCAP 2017


  • radar
  • wind turbine
  • backscattering
  • micro-doppler
  • electromagnetic simulation

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