3D Bird Radar System
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The Height of Excellence in Bird Radar Detection, Monitoring and Deterrence Radar System

Collisions between birds and aircraft (bird strikes) can have catastrophic consequences and have resulted in the loss of lives and aircraft both in Civil Aviation and Military operations.

Radars have been used for detection and tracking of birds for over seventy years. It is only in the recent past that the technology improvements have led to Radars being used for their commercial applications at Airports and Airfields to help reduce the risk of Bird Strikes.

To preserve public safety and to reduce this loss as far as possible, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have recommended that airports should take steps to reduce the risk of bird strikes as far as reasonably possible. This recommendation is reinforced by separate national regulations that require airports to take steps to reduce bird strike risk. Miltronix now brings a unique state of the art 3D Bird Radar with an integrated Deterrent system to provide a total Bird-Aircraft Strike Hazard solution.

Integrated Bird Deterrence System

Traditionally gas cannons and pyrotechnics have been used to disperse birds from airports / aircraft landing paths, and other sites. The gas cannon works by igniting the mixture of gas and air under pressure, with the frequency of detonation regulated either by adjusting the gas feed or with an automatic timing device.

Habituation seems to be the main reason for their loss of effectiveness; a cannon firing repeatedly quickly loses its potential to scare birds. Pyrotechnics include a wide variety of noise-producing cartridges usually fired from rockets or rope bangers, or on aerodromes from modified pistols or shotguns which produce a loud bang and emits flashes of light.

Though pyrotechnics are an effective method of bird scaring, their use is a labour-intensive method of bird scaring, and their regular use in large numbers is expensive and ineffective due to bird habituation.

In contrast, Bird Deterrence options for the Miltronix 3D Bird Radar are based on an automated Command, Control, and Communication System which interfaces the Bird Radar with a variety of non-lethal Bird Deterrent devices like the Long Range Acoustic Device and Bird Control (eye safe) Laser Systems. Under the automated control of the BDMDRS bird deterrence is immensely effective and efficient compared to the more manual and outdated deterrence systems currently in use.

Bird Radar – Salient Features

  • System Capable of TRUE 3D Bird Detection, Monitoring and Deterrence
  • Electronically Scanning TRUE 3D Radar covering the ENTIRE airspace
  • State-Of-The-Art High Tech Multi Beam Antenna System
  • Integrated Acoustic & Laser Deterrents along with a Camera
  • Seamless Automatic Real Time Detection, Monitoring and Deterrence
  • State-of-the-Art High Power Long Range Acoustic Device
  • Various Acoustic Distress Calls and Scare Cannon Sounds
  • Eye Safe Laser to Scare birds
  • Single Radar can cover multiple runways
  • Mobile and Fixed configurations
  • Incorporates custom software capable of:

    • Radar data processing
    • Bird target detection and tracking
    • Clutter removal / display
    • 3D Visualization of Bird Activity
    • Data display and integration into ATC systems
    • Data archiving and Analysis capability

Bird Radar – System Specifications

Radar Specifications

Azimuth Coverage: 0 - 360 degrees in Azimuth with Sector Blanking option
Height Coverage in 360 degrees: 2000 m
Max Single Bird Detection Range: 11 Km for a bird of 60 cm length, 6 Km for a bird of 21 cm length
Range Resolution: 15 m
Frequency: 9380 – 9420 MHz
Peak Transmitted Power >100 W
Multi Beam Antenna: Mechanically scanned, 360 Degrees at 12/24 RPM
Elevation: Multi Beam Electronic Scanning,
Vertical Coverage: 45 Degrees
Antenna Gain: 41 dB at 9400 MHz
Beam-width: 2.4 Degrees
Polarization: VV
Specifications:
General:
  • Power Supply: 110 -230 V, 1-phase, 50 / 60 Hz
  • Temperature: Operate: -20 to +55°C
  • Storage: -40 to +70°C
  • Max Altitude of Operation: 10000 Feet
  • Max Sustainable Wind Speed: 100 Kmph
  • Peak Acoustic Output: 152 dB SPL
  • Acoustics Beam Width: +/- 5°
  • Frequency Range: 245 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Optimized for Programmable and Changeable Bird Deterrence Sounds
  • Built-In Green Eye Safe Long Range Laser
  • Remote Command and Control