WP 2000

Processing, Modelling and Design Tools Development

WP 2100: E-scanning X-band Radar Model & Design Tool

  • To define, develop and Calibrate a Radar Simulator mixing fluid mechanical model of ambient turbulent air and Electromagnetic model in X-band for better performance assessment of Wind/EDR monitoring in all weather conditions. Calibration with real Radar recorded data.
  • To develop algorithms and models for realistic physically-based simulation of signals and data during the radar monitoring of atmospheric wind and turbulence events.
  • To develop and test new generation of High Doppler Resolution Signal Processing/Data processing for Radar retrieval of 3D Wind Field and EDR (Eddy Dissipation Rate). To study real-time algorithms implementation. To validate algorithms with real recorded data.
  • Design of a multiple-Doppler 3-D wind and EDR field retrieval system for radar network.
  • To study new advanced weather-dependant 3D scanning strategies for Electronic scanning X-band Radar with associated waveforms selection rules and procedures.

WP 2200: High Power Lidar Model & Design Tool

  • To define, develop and Calibrate a Lidar Simulator for a 1.5 micron laser source in order to assess and optimize the performances of the future lidar in terms of wind/EDR monitoring depending on the weather conditions.
  • To develop and test new generation of High Doppler Resolution Signal Processing for Lidar retrieval of 3D Wind Field and EDR (Eddy Dissipation Rate). Validate with real recorded data. The huge amount of data provided by the lidar will have to be used and post-processed in almost real-time in order to calculate from the lidar measurements 1D, 2D and 3D wind data as well as the higher wind moments (turbulence, EDR).
  • To define new lidar scanning strategies  (types, sequence of scanning scenarios, timing for each scenarios, angular, spatial resolution ) in order to use the full abilities of the ultra-fast and high power lidar developed in WP1200 and reach the requirements of WP5000.

WP 2300: ADS-B Downlink and S Band PSR Radar

  • To study and develop Doppler Radar Signal Processing of an innovative PSR ATC S-band Radar weather channel for 2D-Wind Field monitoring and Eddy Dissipation Rate retrieval. Validation with operational PSR radar (STAR2000) and experimental S-band radar (PARSAX) data records. Based on available S-band radar platforms participants (PARSAX from TUD and STAR2000 from TR6) provide experimental data for testing and validation algorithms for wind/turbulence monitoring and retrievals.
  • To study ADS-B Downlink of MET data from airplane (update rate, data format/size,…) including correction of corrupted, biased and noisy airborne probes data of wind & EDR.