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 frequently cited impediments to wind energy developments.
Laufer Wind deploys radar units on the perimeter of a wind farm, optimally placed to meet the safety coverage requirements while minimizing costs to the developer. Radars are controlled by a central computer, which in turn relays on-off commands to wind turbine obstruction lights via fiber infrastructure.
Laufer Wind’s proprietary MD-12 radar has the capabilities for an Aircraft Detection System required by Civil Aviation Authorities, at a fraction of our competitors’ cost. Specs for the MD-12 available here.
The system contains multiple levels of redundant fail-safe protection, to assure that risk to assets, pilots and communities is minimized. The default is set to a Lights On condition if hardware or software problems occur.
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