Accession Number : ADA252395


Title :   Ultrasonics as a Method of Bird Control


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 1991-Jan 1992


Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Hamershock, David M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a252395.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The potential users of ultrasonic bird repelling devices (UBRDs) are many and include: all branches of the military, airfield managers, biologists, pest control/maintenance employees, government agencies (the Federal Aviation Administration, the US Department of Agriculture), agri-/aquaculturalists, aircraft manufacturers, and homeowners. A literature search conducted to find reports addressing the efficacy of UBRDs revealed several substantial efforts. This report compiles and presents the results of the literature search. Avian hearing physiology, ultrasonic sound characteristics, and the physical effects of ultrasonics on biological systems are addressed.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT , *ULTRASONICS , *COLLISION AVOIDANCE , *REPELLERS , *BIRD STRIKES , MAINTENANCE , SOUND , PHYSIOLOGY , HEARING , PEST CONTROL , ADDRESSING , PESTS , ULTRASONIC FREQUENCIES , BIOLOGISTS , COLLISIONS , AVOIDANCE , BIRDS , LANDING FIELDS , WINDSHIELDS , MANAGEMENT , CONTROL


Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Biology
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE