DASA windfarm mitigation for UK air defence phase 2

Could you develop technologies to permit the coexistence of future offshore windfarms alongside UK air defence surveillance systems?

The challenge

The development of offshore wind in the UK has supported domestic energy demands and contributed to the decrease in cost of low-carbon generation technology.

Offshore wind generation capacity is expected to increase substantially to support the 'net zero' ambition. However, the continued development of wind turbine sites has the potential to cause a number of negative effects for military air defence and air control traffic systems.

Have you got the solution? 

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking proposals that can develop technologies to enable the effective surveillance of airspace despite the presence of larger wind farms.

Your solution could belong to one of the following innovation areas:

  • Reduction of clutter or the impact of clutter
  • Ensuring efficient detection and tracking time
  • Mitigations against larger turbine blades and wider turbine spacing development
  • Alternate methods of surveillance
  • Others

The current call is for phase 2 of this multi-phase competition. The total funding available for this phase is £3.6 million (ex. VAT), with individual proposals not exceeding £600,000 (ex. VAT).

It is not compulsory for you to have been involved in previous phases to apply. You should however make yourself aware of the previous competition and the bids funded through phase 1.

Closing date

Proposals should be submitted by midday BST, on 17 June 2021. You must register to DASA submission service first.

How to get involved

Get more details about this open call competition