What is the energy demand of a secondary surveillance radar?

I'm writing a report to see if it's feasible to power a secondary surveillance radar with wind energy. I'm having trouble with sizing the turbine but I can't seem to find an energy demand for a SSR anywhere. any help is appreciated.

• What kind of SSR do you need to power? What range, what update rate /revolutions per minute. Mode A/C or Mode S. How many aircraft in range? Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 22:37
• This one with a range of 300 km has a peak power of 2 kW. That likely means you need 3 or 4 kW to feed it. Technical characteristics. You surely need to have displays, processing power and a backup power source.
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Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 22:58
• @mins, that figure is probably excluding the motor for turning the antenna assembly. But in total 4 kW should be about right. Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 23:24
• @mins I am not sure whether it is the peak transmission power or it is the average power consumption during peak capacity operation of the whole radar chain, including scheduler, interrogator, receiver, extractor and output generator. The beam itself may have a high peak power, but the duty cycle is quite low because most of the time the receiver is connected to the antenna. When the radar is transmitting, it will draw power from its capacitors, those are recharged while the radar is listening to the reply. Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 23:54

• @darragh That's nonsensical, like asking how fast a car is, measured in feet. Besides, P=U*I, so that's 120W for TCAS (although I also doubt whether that is a realistic number for a ground station). Commented Nov 14, 2017 at 22:55
• @darraghmcsweeney If you can't effortlessly convert among SI units like W and kW and figure out how kWH relates to kW ... don't quit your day job :) You can get kWH from kW if you know how many hours (H) you plan to run this thing. Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 5:28