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    What is a Fresnel Zone?

    Wireless Links Wireless communication systems are ubiquitous throughout the UK and many other countries. Typical uses include mobile phone networks, whereby individual masts are connected to the wider network via point-to-point communication links. Figure 1: Microwave link antennae – Spain Interference Links between two antennae function best with a clear,…

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    What is a VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)?

    Developments worldwide can receive objections from numerous sources, including Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). Often such objections are related to radar interference, however issues can also be raised due to potential impact on VORs. ‘VOR’ stands for ‘Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range’. Overview of VOR VOR is a navigation system…

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    Solar developments and Glint and Glare

    Developers or communities that are seeking to build a solar farm or mount a large number of solar panels on their roof should know that such developments can generate glint and glare which might result in higher risks towards certain receptors.   Glare from solar PV panels The receptors that are…

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    New Quarantine Rules – Are They Too Late?

    Background All passengers now entering Britain from abroad will be forced to spend two weeks in quarantine under the new law that aims to further reduce the rate of infection and help prevent a second wave of the pandemic. Though the Police Federation Chair has already admitted that it will…

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    Who exactly is NATS?

    NATS and UK Development Developers of wind turbines and large buildings in the UK are likely to have encountered NATS in one way or another. New applications for tall building developments are routinely by NATS in the context of potential interference. For wind turbine planning applications in the UK, NATS…

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    Lift Off for the World’s First Commercial Spaceflight

    Background For the first time ever, two astronauts onboard a spacecraft developed and built by a privately owned company has launched into space. The Crew Dragon capsule, shown below, docked to the International Space Station (ISS) approximately 19 hours after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. The…

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    A Brief History Of Flight (Part Deux)

    By S.C.Watson (Mike’s brother) If you missed A Brief Histoty of Flight Part 1, click here. What do the stethoscope, the Etch-a-sketch, the pencil sharpener and hair dryers have in common?  Well the answer is they are all great French inventions. It is perhaps surprising to the casual xenophobe (whose…

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    Coronavirus Cuts Carbon Emissions – The Bounce Back

    Introduction At the start of the lockdown in the UK, we released an article outlining ways in which the temporary drop in carbon emissions resulting from COVID-19 pandemic could become permanent – read the article here.  Now that lockdown measures are starting to ease and life gets back to normal,…

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