What is it all about?

Topics of the EMWT® 21

Since 2016 the specialist meeting on Electromagnetic Waves and Windturbines (EMWT®) brings together the increasing number of experts and researchers in the field of electromagnetic waves within the context of wind energy plants and offers a platform to discuss arising and existing problems. 


The construction of power plants based on renewable energy is pushed forward worldwide. Wind energy plays an important role in this effort, thus, wind energy farms can be found in all western countries. With the increase of the number of wind energy plants influences on the propagation of electromagnetic waves were observed. The loss of radar tracks, wrong positioning based on electromagnetic beacons and prediction errors by weather radars are effects which are often noted. Based on these experiences the research of the effects of wind turbines on electromagnetic wave propagation was intensified. An increasing number of publications and contributions in scientific journals and on conferences prove the growing interest in the topic. Topics to discuss about are focused on the following areas:

  • Electromagnetic wave propagation 

  • Electromagnetic characterisation of wind turbines

  • UAV based measurements

  • Passive and active radars

  • Doppler signatures

  • VOR and other NAVAIDs

  • Multilateration systems

  • Direction finding

  • Weather radar

  • Wind profiler

  • Microwave links

  • Interference measurements with electromagnetic wave propagation and waveforms

  • Numerical simulations of interferences

  • Related topics

    What was is about in the past?

    Previous EMWTs

    The first EMWT® was held in 2016 at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, Wachtberg, Germany. From there it moved on year by year. To get an idea of what the EMWT® was and is about, you may also refer to the homepages of the past conferences. You find them linked here: