Journal of Transportation
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Next Generation of Aviation Safety Bird Strike Radar Systems Launched by DeTect
April 11th, 2009
DeTect, Inc., http://www.detect-inc.com/, announced the latest in aviation safety technology, 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," he continued.
Other enhancements to the MERLIN bird strike...
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Source: Journal of Transportation (2009-04-11)