THE OBSERVATION OF BIRDS WITH WEATHER AND AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE RADARS

The application of radar to detect, quantify, and monitor the movements of birds in emphasized. Of all the approaches currently being used to reduce the hazards that birds pose to aviation, radar techniques offer the promise of definite results. The distribution of surveillance radars at numerous locations throughout the United States, particularly in the vicinity of active airfields, adds greatly to the attractiveness of this approach. The review of radar techniques and bird migration information should greatly aid radar operators in recognizing the various types of echoes from birds displayed on weather and air traffic control radars, in estimating the numbers of birds passing overhead, and gathering information on the altitude of the birds aloft. Use of these techniques should greatly benefit aviation interests, both civilian and military, by reducing the number of bird/aircraft collisions and improving flight safety.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clemson University

    Clemson, SC  USA  29634
  • Authors:
    • Gauthreaux Sr, S A
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AF-AFOSR-1974-71 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM