Airplane surrounded by birds

Bird Strike Prevention Applications


Accipiter Radar intelligence networks help wildlife control, air operations and ATC personnel keep you safe by providing continuous, real-time and historical bird activity information, day and night.  Accipiter's Total Coverage® Technology provides complete cylindrical coverage of the entire aerosphere with user programmable scan patterns. Our M multi-radar, multi-mission, multi-user  system capabilities support better management of local habitat to make it unattractive to birds as well as offering the data  for the dispersal of approaching birds before they reach hazardous airspace, and providing localized warnings to pilots when bird aircraft strike hazards (BASH) persist.

Conservation efforts over the past 40 years combined with major increases in global air traffic have forced birds and planes to share the same skies more and more frequently.  Thousands of bird strikes are reported each year causing over a billion dollars in damage, travel delays, and more importantly, injuries and loss of life.

Accipiter provides radar-based intelligence networks that cater to the specific needs of BASH management at civil airports, military airfields and professionals carrying out wildlife hazard assessments designed to characterize and quantify bird hazards.

Civil Airports Applications

Military Airfields Applications

Wildlife Hazard Assessment Applications

Further Reference Material

Nohara, Aeromag  Asia,  Real-Time and Historical Situational Awareness of Birds With Avian Radar, July-August 2011

Klope et al, Human Wildlife Conflicts,  Role of near-miss bird strikes in assessing hazards,  Fall 2009 Nohara et al, Using radar cross-section to enhance situational awareness tools for airport avian radars Flight Safety, Paradigm Shift, March 2009

FAA Advisory Circular-Airport Avian Radar Systems, AC No. 150/5220-25, 2010 FAA Guidance Letter 12-04 Eligibility and Justification for Avian Radar
Watson, Wings Magazine, Striking Back with Avian Radar, Nov/Dec. 2009 Nohara, Journal of Air Traffic  Control, Reducing Bird Strikes- New Radar Networks Can Help Make Skies Safer, Summer 2009