Cleaning up light pollution from wind farms

By Paul Dvorak Laufer Radar Systems offers a high-performance pulsed Doppler radar using Commercial-Off-The-Shelf components to achieve very low cost without sacrificing technical capability. The technology is currently deployed as a central component of the Laufer Wind Aircraft Detection System, an FAA-tested radar-activated obstruction lighting technology designed to turn wind turbines’ aviation warning lights on or off depending on the presence of aircraft in the near proximity.
Laufer Wind’s ADS (Aircraft Detection System), a radar-activated lighting solution for wind farms, balances obstruction lighting requirements placed on wind farms by civil aviation authorities with the nuisance light concerns of local communities – one of the

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