Japanese Information Technology provider NECCorp. is helping to reduce the risk of collision between birds and aircraft during take-off and landing. The company will be providing a new ‘Bird Position Detection Solution’ which constantly monitors the surroundings of airports for the presence of birds.
Existing methods of preventing bird interference is subject to many limitations including human fatigue and lack of manpower. To mitigate this issue, NEC has developed a solution which will help in detecting the positions of the birds as well as collecting data on the classification of birds which are found in and around airport facilities. NEC’s solution involves the use of radar, audio, video and data processing devices.
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) has already adopted the new solution. In recent times it has been noticed that bird strikes are causing more problems with aircraft take-offs and landings. Solving such issues has become a challenge for airport authorities, who are responsible for ensuring high level of safety.
Masahiro Takahashi, the General Manager of NEC’s ‘Air Transportation Solutions Division’ said, “The introduction of NEC’s new solution helps to ensure the early detection of birds by continuously monitoring airports and their surroundings, which enables greater efficiency in the implementation of control measures”. Takahashi also said that such a solution will be good for airports which operate 24 hours a day.