Environmental Assessment Products
Developing environmental assessment and monitoring protocols is an increasingly common industrial requirement. Accipiter® Avian Radar information networks provide the necessary tools for this task.
The Accipiter® Avian Radar product family includes a number of mature, standard radar systems engineered and configured to meet typical requirements associated with environmental assessment applications. Each system includes our patented M3™ multi-radar, multi-mission, multi-user target information system featuring an open sensor and network architecture for flexibility and scalability, protecting your investment for future growth and changing requirements. A wide range of platform, transceiver, antenna and information system options allow our engineers to customize solutions to meet your particular mission and user requirements.
Accipiter's Total Coverage™ Technology provides complete cylindrical coverage of the entire aerosphere with a beam that scans 0-360° in azimuth and 0-90° in elevation with user programmable scan patterns. Accipiter® Avian Radars produce 360º data complete with latitude, longitude, height, speed, heading, and size information for every target, not just a sample of targets. Thus, for wind turbine pre-installation and other assessments that require knowledge of the altitudes of bats and migratory birds, only Accipiter® Avian Radar information networks supply the necessary data. This data is recorded for subsequent analysis using GIS-based methods (e.g., ArcGIS) or analytical tools developed by and available from Accipiter. The data can then be further analyzed and presented using any of the standard statistical software packages.
Because sites requiring environmental assessments are typically located away from power and network connectivity, standard avian radars are designed to operate in a stand-alone, unattended configuration, powered by built-in diesel generators. The data recorded in Accipiter’s M3™ information system can be copied for transport when generators are being re-fueled and serviced, or transferred via a satellite network link.