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Reduction of radar cross-section of a wind turbine

United States Patent

August 2, 2016
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The various technologies presented herein relate to formation of a wind turbine blade having a reduced radar signature in comparison with a turbine blade fabricated using conventional techniques. Various techniques and materials are presented to facilitate reduction in radar signature of a wind turbine blade, where such techniques and materials are amenable for incorporation into existing manufacturing techniques without degradation in mechanical or physical performance of the blade or major alteration of the blade profile.
McDonald; Jacob Jeremiah (Albuquerque, NM), Brock; Billy C. (Albuquerque, NM), Clem; Paul G. (Albuquerque, NM), Loui; Hung (Albuquerque, NM), Allen; Steven E. (Edgewood, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 834,541
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was developed under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.