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Simulating the Risk of Bird Strikes

Metz, Isabel and Ellerbroek, Joost and Mühlhausen, Thorsten and Kügler, Dirk and Hoekstra, Jacco M. (2017) Simulating the Risk of Bird Strikes. SESAR Innovation Days, 28. - 30. Nov. 2017, Belgrad, Serbien.

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This paper presents a fast-time simulation environment for assessing the risk of bird strikes in aviation. An existing air traffic simulator was enhanced in order to simulate air and bird traffic simultaneously and to recognize collisions between birds and aircraft. Furthermore, a method was developed to generate bird movement information from different radar sources. The resulting set-up represents the first simulation environment to perform fast-time simulations including air traffic and bird movements. A verification with real data revealed that approximately thrice as many bird strikes occur in the simulation as in reality. When considering bird reaction to approaching aircraft, which is not covered in the simulation as well as unreported strikes, this implies an adequate result. For this reason, the simulator can serve as valuable tool to analyse the risk of bird strikes and to evaluate new Air Traffic Management concepts to reduce the number of these events.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113936/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulating the Risk of Bird Strikes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Metz, Isabelisabel.metz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ellerbroek, JoostTU DelftUNSPECIFIED
Mühlhausen, Thorstenthorsten.muehlhausen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kügler, Dirkdirk.kuegler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hoekstra, Jacco M.TU DelftUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Bird Strike Safety Capacity Fast-Time Simulation BlueSky Air Traffic Management
Event Title:SESAR Innovation Days
Event Location:Belgrad, Serbien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28. - 30. Nov. 2017
Organizer:SESAR Joint Undertaking
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic Concepts and Operation (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Metz, Isabel Carole
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 12:48
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 11:42

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