Military Airfields Products
Air operations at military airfields involve take-offs, landings, training patterns, low-flying missions, and night-time operations where the risk of bird strikes can be particularly high. Accipiter® Avian Radar information networks are designed to be located anywhere on the airfield. Proprietary, adjustable dish antennas ensure that full 360° coverage of the required air corridors can be protected from bird strikes, regardless of the location of the radar. If multiple radars are used to cover the main airfield and an outlying field, or if radars are deployed on low-flying routes or at out-lying facilities, they integrate seamlessly into a unified network for wide-area coverage with our patented M3™ multi-radar, multi-mission, multi-user architecture.
Because military stakeholders have unique information needs, we supply our M3™ information system to provide real-time situational awareness, information products and tools allowing all users to receive the information they need simultaneously, whether they are in the tower cab, on the airfield, in air operations, the emergency operations centre, or at their desk. Specialized, plan-view, map-based displays are available with user-defined safety exclusion zones that light-up different colors (based on threat level) in real-time to indicate a localized bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH) alert generated by the system. These alerts are available for use by operations and ATC for instant awareness of hazards and transmission to pilots during operations. Automated alerts can be sent directly to mobile devices to inform wildlife control and air operations personnel for immediate response.
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. Complete storage, replay and forensics associated with bird target data including latitude, longitude, height, speed, heading and size are available from Accipiter. In addition, built-in target analytics support bird strike investigations and flight-planning which needs to incorporate information on local specific temporal/spatial bird and BASH seasonal patterns. Accurate, high-resolution, localized BASH advisories tailored to your airfield, your birds, and your flight corridors can be provided using multi-year data to maximize training production at your facility while maintaining safety.
Plots of year-to-year and year-to-date bird abundance and hazard distributions allow personnel to quantitatively set strategic goals and manage progress, as well as to assess their investments in habitat management. Automatically generated hourly bird traffic and abundance patterns and altitude concentrations reports allow wildlife control to efficiently begin each day’s rounds with instant knowledge of activity from the night before, or gain immediate situational awareness in response to a reported bird strike or BASH alert. Tools to allow users to generate their own displays are also provided. Accipiter’s open, industry standard interfaces protect your investment, your data, and allow for integration with other military information and management systems.
Standard trailer-based, single-radar and dual-radar configurations with associated M3™ information systems are suitable out-of-the-box for most military airfields. Accipiter® Avian Radar options include the widest range of platforms (trailers, roof-top, ground-based), antennas (arrays, single/dual-scanning dishes, multi-beam antennas) and transceivers (X-, S-band, conventional, solid-state, Doppler). Our engineers will recommend variations to best suit your needs today and to preserve your investment as your needs change tomorrow.
Accipiter® Avian Radar information networks are fully compliant with the Functional Performance Requirements Specification released under the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program under the Integration and Validation of Avian Radar Project. They also comply with the US FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5220-25 "Airport Avian Radar Systems".