Raytheon Co. has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an advanced wind turbine modeling tool. The tool will provide an accurate assessment of turbines' effects on radar systems throughout the U.S.
Wind farms can interfere with the radar tracking of aircraft and weather by creating a Doppler effect as they rotate, creating potential blackout zones.
The Raytheon team includes Analytical Graphics Inc. and Remcom Inc. The team will deliver this solution to the DHS' directorate of science and technology, special projects division.
SOURCE: Raytheon Co.