DASA competition: Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence Stream 2 Phase 3
This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks proposals to reduce the impact of offshore windfarms on UK Air Defence.
This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition seeks proposals for novel and innovative models to understand the effect of disparate technologies to reduce the impact of offshore windfarms on UK Air Defence.
What innovations are we looking for?
The primary objective of this competition is to allow the comparison of disparate mitigation techniques, including those that are based on:
- Improved radar tracking approaches, whether by the use of better discrimination algorithms to allow the windfarm clutter to be rejected or additional radars to improve tracking performance over the windfarm.
- Materials approaches, where the materials used to construct the turbine are altered to reduce the clutter observed by the radar.
- Alternative tracking approaches, where non-radar sensors are used to supplement the existing radar network over the windfarm.
These three areas are not mutually exclusive and combinations of these are also in scope.
The model should be able to measure/determine the effectiveness of these approaches over a representative set of scenarios that are designed to challenge proposed mitigation approaches.
Total funding available
The total possible funding available for Stream 2 Phase 3 of this competition is £500,000 (ex VAT).
Midday on 24 October 2023 (BST)