Some 21,000 bird strikes are recorded every year worldwide, which cost the civil aviation industry around US$1.2 billion per year. Bird strikes have been responsible for the loss of 88 aircraft and have claimed hundreds of lives.
The desire to make increasing use of renewable energy, and at the same time reduce our environmental footprint, requires a balancing act between commerce and ecology. For example, building wind farms provides 'green' energy, but may also have a significant impact on avian fauna.
Drones are increasingly becoming wide spread. They’ve become affordable, easy to obtain and simple to fly. This creates new opportunities, but also poses new threats. To mitigate the negative impact of drones on our society, there is a need for both the detection and intervention of the increasing number of small drones in our immediate airspace.
ROBIN develops radar systems that are specifically designed to track small objects like birds and bats. ROBIN systems are used by military and civil airports to prevent collisions between birds and planes. Ecologists and Energy companies use ROBIN radar systems to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of wind farms on birds....