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Deployment of Avian Radars at Civil Airports

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Deployment of Avian Radars at Civil Airports

As part of a multiple-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Safety Technology Research & Development Program, avian radar units were deployed at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Washington, by the University of Illinois Center of Excellence in Airport Technology. This report provides a general protocol for avian radar deployment and addresses a wide range of issues associated with radar use in the complex environment of a typical civil airport. The actual activities that must be completed for avian radar deployment will be site- and situation-specific.

 

DOT/FAA/AR-09/61
Author: Edwin E. Herricks, Elizabeth Woodworth*, and Ryan King