Raytheon has won a contract with the Dutch air force to update its surveillance systems, aiming to help air controllers differentiate between real targets and false objects.
The company will implement the WiMax interference filtering system with hardware and software adjustments to upgrade four airport surveillance radar sites over the next 12 to 15 months, Raytheon said Friday.
Upgrades will aim to help remove radar interference from rotating blades of wind turbines and help controllers detect aircraft targets, according to Raytheon.
“This program represents the culmination of nearly three years of research and development effort to upgrade the complete air traffic control radar system with technology to mitigate the adverse effects on radar performance caused by wind turbines,” said Richard Daniel, Raytheon UK managing director for defense and air traffic management business.
The contract follows previous wind farm mitigation enhancements at Woensdrecht Air Base.
Raytheon says it is discussing this mitigation technology with customers in the U.S., Europe and Canada.