Flight Safety Aspects of Precision Radar Near Air Bases in Bird-Aircraft Collision Avoidance
Technical rept. 18 Jun 1970-1 Feb 1972
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER
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The utility of a GEC-AEI No. 654 radar for warning of bird hazards at airfields has been evaluated at Gunbarrel Hill and Valmont Reservoir, near Boulder, Colorado, from 16 March to 19 December 1971. Morning and evening flights of Mallards, Canada Geese, etc., provide good test radar targets at these locations. The 654 radar is useful as it is, but improvements are recommended to allow detection of birds at greater ranges. Some doppler radar signature data were also taken with a cw radar at Baller Lake in spring 1971. Experience with this radar provides a basis for recommending further development of signature capability. Such capability should allow determining quickly if a target is caused by birds or not, the type or size of bird, and whether the echo is from one or a small or large number of birds.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment