Airport Bird Deterrent System
- More than 200 people have been killed worldwide as a result of wildlife strikes with aircraft since 1988, according to Bird Strike Committee USA
- 24 aircraft were destroyed and more than 2000 aircraft sustained major damage
- More than 5,000 bird strikes were reported by the U.S. Air Force in 2007
- Bird strikes, or the collision of an aircraft with an airborne bird, tend to happen when aircraft are close to the ground, which means just before landing or after take-off, when jet engines are turning at top speeds.
- Bird strikes cost more than 1 billion US dollar per year worldwide. (Replacement of one engine costs 5 million US dollars
Airport Area Monitoring and Protection System (AAMPS) by Advanced Systems International (ASI)
Purpose of AAMPS:
To detect and respond to bird threads in the takeoff and landing zone to minimize bird strikes.
How AAMPS works:
- 24 hours a day detection of incursions of birds by radar
- Automatic response of day/night cameras for further assessment
- Characterize intrusions and response according to protocol
- Perform necessary deterrence measures such as personnel deployment, air traffic delays and long range acoustic device (LRAD) which moves the birds out of the danger zone.
- ASI can custom design the intrusion detection systems to all forms of threats such as animal/bird intrusion on and near airport runways and landing and takeoff zones, or a complete perimeter protection system to detect incursion of personnel and vehicles.