Investigation of Deteriorating Effects of Wind Farms on SAR Imaging

Karabayir O., Yucedag S. M., Yucedag O. M., Coskun A. F., Serim H. A., Kent Pınar S.

22nd IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Trabzon, Turkey, 23 - 25 April 2014, pp.409-412 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-412
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) signal model that considers the rotational movement and scattering of wind turbines is proposed. The Radar Cross Sections (RCS) of the wind turbines that are modelled via the assembly of canonical structures are included in the signal model and the deteriorating effects of wind farms on SAR images are investigated. These SAR images are compared to the SAR images that are obtained without using RCS values and the significance of considering the time-varying scattering characteristics of wind turbines on SAR imaging is put forth.