Hazing of birds
Runway, take-off and landing areas
Bioacoustic equipment is permanently installed along the runway and covers both the runway and climbing and descending areas at a distance of up to 1.5 km
Bioacoustic unit on a vehicler
Modernization of an existing bioacoustic airport system by way of its equipment with additional vehicle for online response to birds presence in the territory of aerodrome.
Low efficiency of systems applied nowadays and necessity to use long-range equipment are evident.
Bird strike to airliners both on aerodrome runways and in aerial aircraft take-off/landing areas that is beyond runways but nevertheless within airport responsibility area. It is hard enough to cover these additional distances with conventional bioacoustic systems as their operating range is tens meters. Hence low efficiency of systems applied nowadays and necessity to equip runways and other similar facilities with radiators with longer operation range are evident. Similar challenges occur at military aerodromes. Statistically major collisions (around 65 %) do not cause significant damage to an aircraft, therewith a bird will almost always die. In other cases aviation equipment suffers significant damage. Sufficiently serious damage with human injuries is possible mainly in case of bird strike into cockpit windows or engines; major accidents (47-54.5 % as per various data) fall onto aircraft engines. As a result an expensive repair is expected as well as losses due to aircraft takeaway from operational schedule for a period of repairing damaged equipment. The extent of the problem is underlined by the number of registered bird strikes on to aircrafts. Thus far, based on official ICAO data, over a period of 2001 to 2007, there were registered 42,508 strikes in the world. Today intensity of air transportation is steadily growing every year with increase of the number of dangerous collisions. Based on assessments of international experts, annual damage to global commercial aviation resulted through collisions with birds amounts to $ 1.2 bln. Solutions developed by our company in the field of measures to prevent birds strike onto airliners imply various versions of application. First: the equipment shall be installed permanently and remotely controlled. Second: the equipment is used on a vehicle for quick response to birds appearance in the territory of an aerodrome.
SOLID DOMESTIC WASTE LANDFILLS
A necessity to haze birds from solid domestic waste landfills is due to the fact that landfills are a source of infections and diseases, and birds are their vectors
Almost all types of birds reaching a high number in landfills are carriers of extremely hazardous infections for people.
Therefore a community of birds emerged and living over a number of years can contribute to introduction of antipersonal agents into urban environment.
In warm periods landfills are a place of staying and close contact of birds from different ecological groups, which in native habitats are rare to be seen.
In landfills these species come in close contact in places of common feeding and rest grounds; they also can be universal feeders for mosquitoes – carriers of several infectious agents.
Gulls make an overnight stop on a seashore to Don delta and seashore of Taganrog Gulf where mosquitoes are numerous, while in the morning they return to landfills where birds from cities (mainly from Western residential community) rush – blue rock pigeons, jackdaws, and rooks (probably house sparrows as well).
During the whole day, under conditions of such a high number of birds per unit area there is a risk of infection with synanthropic mosquitoes carrying an infectant into urban quarters.
Annually among inhabitants of Western residential community one records cases of West Nile Fever, main carriers of the virus are semi-aquatic and synanthropic birds, while main vector is certain species of mosquitoes.
Antigens of West Nile Fever were extracted from mosquitoes caught at the suburbs of the above indicated district.
Efficient bird hazing and prevention their mass mortality
Therewith a flare is produced which is up to several tens meters high, and birds inevitable get into it especially during migrations.
GRAIN STORAGE BARNS
Uniqueness of equipment to control pigeons and other bird species
Natural test results carried out in grain mills in Mordovia have shown uniqueness of our equipment for protection against pigeons and other species of birds.
Owing to recent increase of the number of facilities involved in cereal processing, the challenge of birds hazing is still acute.
Main species of birds parasitizing in grain storage barns is pigeon who is acknowledged by ornithologists as the bird most resistant to bioacoustic impact.
This is related to absence of danger signals (distress calls) among pigeons as compared to other birds.