Wind Turbine-Radar Interference Mitigation Capability Integration and Testing at Travis Air Force Base
Presentation Description: The Federal Wind Turbine Radar Interference Mitigation (WTRIM) Working Group, consisting of the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) sponsored a long-term data collection study at Travis Air Force Base (AFB), CA that leveraged in-kind assets on site at Travis AFB (e.g. an offline FAA G1 STARS system, a C Speed Lightwave Infill Radar, local Travis AFB DASR technical and operational experts, etc.) as well as employed additional in-kind assets to complement those existing on site (e.g. an additional Lightwave radar for non-co-located variable geometry G1 STARS system integration work, potential access to G4 STARS upgrade capabilities for integration work, etc.) to gather data to evaluate the integration of infill radar systems into STARS as a potential mitigation for wind turbine interference.