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Bird Strike Prevention - An Operational Approach

Metz, Isabel Carole and Mühlhausen, Thorsten and Ellerbroek, Joost and Kügler, Dirk and Hoekstra, Jacco M. (2019) Bird Strike Prevention - An Operational Approach. 2019 North American Bird Strike Conference, 12.-15. August 2019, Halifax, Canada.

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Current bird strike prevention at airports is performed by wildlife control units and concentrates mainly on keeping birds from the perimeter. This research paper focuses on an approach for procedural bird strike prevention involving pilots and air traffic controllers in the process. A system using bird movement information from radar to predict potential collisions between birds and departing aircraft was developed. In case of a foreseen bird strike, take-offs are delayed until a conflict-free trajectory is predicted for the departing aircraft. Fast-time simulations including deterministic bird movement have demonstrated the safety-potential of the concept while runway capacity was only slightly affected even during high traffic demands. Next to the increase in safety, the potential for remarkable cost-savings was revealed. Operational and repair costs saved by the prevention of strikes outnumbered the delay costs generated by a factor up to 2000. Based on these promising results, a model to include the limited predictability of bird movements is under development to analyse the impact of operational bird strike prevention under more realistic conditions. This paper describes the resulting system set-up and presents first outcomes of the performed feasibility study including uncertainty in bird movements.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/127349/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Bird Strike Prevention - An Operational Approach
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Metz, Isabel CaroleIsabel.Metz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mühlhausen, ThorstenThorsten.Muehlhausen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ellerbroek, JoostJ.Ellerbroek (at) tudelft.nlUNSPECIFIED
Kügler, Dirkd.kuegler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hoekstra, Jacco M.J.M.Hoekstra (at) tudelft.nlUNSPECIFIED
Date:August 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Bird Strike, Fast-Time Simulation, Air Traffic Control, Air Traffic Management, Airport Operations
Event Title:2019 North American Bird Strike Conference
Event Location:Halifax, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12.-15. August 2019
Organizer:Bird Strike Association of Canada and Bird Strike Committee USA
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 - Efficient Flight Guidance (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Metz, Isabel Carole
Deposited On:31 Jul 2019 12:24
Last Modified:15 Nov 2019 09:48

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