Rutgers Wins NOWRDC Funding
September 30, 2021
CODAR Ocean Sensors is pleased to announce it has been awarded a National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), Innovation in Offshore Wind grant titled “Oceanographic HF Radar Data Preservation in Wind Turbine Interference Mitigation”. Led by Dale Trockel and Chad Whelan, the focus of this project will be twofold: 1) to use empirical machine learning methods, aided by the physics of wind turbine interference (WTI), to estimate WTI signals to a high degree of accuracy such that they can be separated and removed from the oceanographic echoes and 2) to use multiple HFR stations operating in multi-static mode to fill in gaps caused by WTI interference and WTI mitigation methods. CODAR, a member of CeNCOOS, will be partnering with SECOORA member ECU Coastal Studies Institute (Mike Muglia) and MARACOOS members Rutgers University (Hugh Roarty) and Old Dominion University (Teresa Updyke) to investigate these methods using the radar echoes from turbines in the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. For more information, please contact Chad Whelan. To learn more about NOWRDC, visit their website: https://nationaloffshorewind.org/.