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Accession Number ADA562502
Title Avian Radar - Is It Worth the Cost.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 55p
Personal Author R. F. Ehasz
Abstract Major Ehasz explored the correlations between bird strike data at United States Air Force (USAF) airfields prior to Avian Radar installation and post Avian Radar installation in order to perform a Business Case Analysis (BCA) to help guide future potential purchases of Avian Radar. He defined the scope of the bird strike problem, explained the associated costs, explored current mitigation efforts leading up to Avian Radar, performed statistical analysis of USAF airfield strike data, and finally suggested additional future solutions for further research. Major Ehasz recommended that all airfields (both civilian and military) recommit to the application of current Air Force Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Safety Hazard (BASH) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance in order to obtain proven bird population and bird strike reductions. As a result of this research, Major Ehasz has concluded that existing Avian Radar is not a cost effective method of bird strike reduction, but the USAF should continue to use existing systems for experimentation and collection of further data in order to continue to pursue the technological breakthroughs of tomorrow.
Keywords Aviation safety
Bird strikes
Cost effectiveness
Landing fields
Statistical analysis

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
41I - Job Environment
63H - Radiofrequency Detection
85A - Air Transportation
85D - Transportation Safety
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Graduate Research Project Jun 2011-Jun 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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