Accession Number:

ADA209919

Title:

Radar Techniques for Air Force Applications in Avoidance of Bird- Aircraft Collisions and Improvement of Flight Safety

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jun-31 Dec 1978

Corporate Author:

CLEMSON UNIV SC DEPT OF ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Evaluation of the influence of aircraft landing lights on flight behavior of migrating birds at night has been completed. Birds do not make evasive maneuvers to avoid approaching aircrafts with their landing lights on. Evaluation of the ANTVS-5 image intensifier shows that it is an ideal instrument to use in quantifying and monitoring bird migrations. The correlation between migration traffic rate and the density of bird echoes on the radar screen is identical on different nights when the magnitude of migration is the same. An automatic system composed of an image intensifier in combination with a closed circuit television video tape system has been developed to gather more accurate data on nocturnal migration. Keywords Bird strikes Collision avoidance Radar Nocturnal bird migration Animal migration.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE