DeTect, Inc. recently unveiled its next generation of Merlin Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radars.
“All 2009 Merlin bird radars include full capability to detect and track birds in fog and weather using new solid state radars,” said Gary Andrews, DeTect’s CEO. “Birds do fly in weather, particularly when they are migrating. Magnetron-based, X-band systems are completely blinded by heavy fog and light rain, which is the most high risk period for aircraft bird strikes as the pilots can’t see the birds and the birds can’t see the aircraft.”
Other enhancements include decreased long-term operating costs through state-of-the-art solid state radar sensors, continuous, automated bird strike risk monitoring and alerting in both PPI and PAR displays, and ultra-high resolution user displays that provide an expanded level of detail for bird activity on and around airports.
For more information: DeTect-inc.com.