At this week’s Renewable UK 2013 exhibition (5-7 November) British technology company Aveillant is demonstrating how its 3D Holographic Radars™ provide a solution for wind farm developers wanting to build near airports.
The technology has been independently proven to detect more than 99% of air traffic, distinguishing aircraft from wind turbines at a test site at Prestwick Airport, near Glasgow. This exceeds the CAA safety recommendation of 90%.
Aveillant is a UK technology company, spun off from Cambridge Consultants in October 2011. Cambridge Consultant’s spin-offs have a track record of success, generating a combined market value in excess of £1.5bn and more than 3,000 new jobs.
A spokeswoman explained: “Aveillant’s Holographic Radar™ offers a major evolutionary advance in surveillance radar, which delivers the unique ability to differentiate targets and clutter.
“The technology identifies and differentiates every moving object’s signature by continuously measuring all the detailed characteristics of every individual radar reflection.
“3D Holographic Radar™ technology offers a major advance in surveillance radar. It identifies and differentiates every moving object’s signature by constantly measuring all the detailed characteristics of every individual radar reflection, providing a continuous and clear view of airspace.”
Aveillant can support wind farm projects throughout the full lifecycle – from initial planning all the way through to operation. It enables multiple wind farms to be included under a regional solution that means each wind farm will only pay for the services required and coverage of the affected airspace over the life of the wind farm.
In July, during live demonstrations at Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Aveillant proved that its Holographic RadarTM could reliably distinguish between wind turbines and aircraft, and that it can successfully integrate into Air Traffic Control systems to solve the radar clutter problem.
David Crisp, Chief Executive, Aveillant, added: “We received consistent feedback during the demonstrations that the technology fully meets the needs of all the stakeholders. We’re now committed to creating a viable and attractive proposition that works for both airports and wind farm developers alike”.
For more information:
Visit Aveillant on Stand 36 at Renewables UK