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.
Author: Edwin E. Herricks, Elizabeth Woodworth*, and Ryan King