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Multipath and Receiver Models for Assessing the VOR Bearing Error - Application to Wind Farms

Abstract : The production of electrical energy is mainly based on fossil (oil, coal, natural gas) and fissile (nuclear) fuels. The systematic use of these fuels allows for low production costs but leads to a massive release of pollutant and greenhouse gases [1]. The production of electricity from the fossil fuels is notably the source of huge amounts of CO2. Besides, some products processed in the nuclear industry remain highly radioactive for many years. Hence, the development and exploitation of renewable energies such as wind turbines and solar panels have grown strongly in the recent years. The implementation of these equipments requires considerable areas. The VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Range) and radars are essential systems for air navigation and surveillance of civil and military aircraft. However, these systems are very sensitive to scattering by large-size metallic and non-metallic objects such as buildings, cranes, pylons, or wind turbines. These latter deserve a special consideration because of their height. For VOR, the wind turbines yield an error on the azimuth assessed by the on-board receiver. The level of this error varies according to the proximity of the wind turbine and its size. In addition, the concentration of several wind turbines in a farm can also have a cumulative effect.
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Seif Ben-Hassine. Multipath and Receiver Models for Assessing the VOR Bearing Error - Application to Wind Farms. Electromagnetism. Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, 2020. English. ⟨tel-02930418⟩

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