Accession Number:

ADB084552

Title:

Project BIRD WATCH at Dover AFB

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Feb 1983-Jan 1984

Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

Following an dangerous C5A birdstrike incident in late January 1983, CINCMAC urgently requested that HQ AFSC provide an immediate radar capability for detecting bird hazards at Dover AFB, DE. HQ AFSC, in turn, tasked RADC to provide an immediate bird hazard warning capability for the spring migration season and to recommend radar systems that could provide an adequate capability for interim and far term use. RADC OCTS quickly analyzed the problem and obtained an ARMY tactical GCA radar and crew to provide a bird hazard warning for the spring migration season. This report contains the detailed results obtained during a ten-month intensive effort including a bird strike damage to C5A aircraft, bird hazard corridors and radar bird detection performance data during the fall migration including a single bird flock fifteen miles in extent.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE