DeTect, Inc. specializes in applied, intelligent radar remote sensing technologies and systems for aviation safety, security and surveillance, drone surveillance and defense, environmental protection, renewable energy, environmental protection, weather and wind measurement with over 280 radar systems installed and operating to date worldwide. DeTect Radar & Sensor Products:
AHAS (Avian Hazard Advisory System) MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radars HARRIER Drone Surveillance Systems DroneWatcher App & RF drone detection & defense systems MERLIN Avian Radar Systems HARRIER Security & Surveillance Radars MERLIN Bird Control Radar Systems HARRIER Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems
DeTect is a fully integrated radar company headquartered in Panama City, Florida, USA with a company-owned engineering and manufacturing facilities in Florida and offices in Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. area) and London, England. The company also has technical support staff based throughout the US, Canada and Europe and representative offices in over 80 countries to support its customers and installations worldwide.
DeTect's MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system is the first and only production bird strike radar system and is the most advanced and widely-used technology available for bird-aircraft strike hazard (BASH) management and for real-time detection, tracking and alerting of hazardous bird activity at commercial airports, military airfields, and military training and bombing ranges. The MERLIN avian radar is proven, operational technology with over 140 MERLIN systems currently operating at sites worldwide in aviation safety and environmental applications. MERLIN has a documented record in reducing bird strikes, increasing safety and reducing aircraft damage and delay costs at both military and commercial airfields. MERLIN is also the only bird radar system to have been evaluated and certified for real-time, tactical flight safety use by the US government (includes NASA and the USAF certifications and approvals) and is the only bird radar approved for and in use at a commercial airport control tower under national flight safety standards.
DeTect specializes in delivery, integration and support of advanced, proven avian radar technologies for wind energy project developers, owners, operators and environmental consultants for bird and bat survey, mortality risk assessment, operational monitoring and real-time risk mitigation for windfarm sites worldwide. DeTect's advanced avian radar technologies and related services in support of wind energy include:
NEXRAD radar data pre-screening site assessment Bird & bat radar systems terrestrial & offshore Bat detection & tracking radars Avian radar data processing, analysis & reporting Bird & bat mortality risk assessment Radar-based mortality risk mitigation systems
In response to the Dark Sky initiative to reduce light pollution and customer demand, DeTect developed the HARRIER Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems (ADLS) for automatic obstruction lighting activation for aviation obstructions such as wind farm turbines, high voltage transmission lines and communication towers. The HARRIER ADLS provides reliable, continuous 360 degree radar surveillance of the airspace around wind farms, communications towers, power lines and installations that require aircraft obstruction lighting from the ground level to above aircraft flight altitudes, automatically issuing signals to activate obstruction lighting when aircraft are detected at a defined outer perimeter.
The MERLIN detect & deter bird control radar system is the most advanced and proven radar system for continuous monitoring of user-defined bird and wildlife control zones and automatic activation of bird deterrent devices to prevent birds entering restricted areas. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) in 2012 presented a Responsible Canadian Energy Award to DeTect's technology based on its proven record of successfully protecting birds at Oil Sands facilities in northern Alberta. In its Press Release, CAPP noted that the MERLIN system installed has been over 97.5% effective in deterring birds approaching oil-contaminated tailings ponds with zero bird mortality in 2010 and 2011.
The MERLIN™ Avian Radar System is the most capable, proven and widely used bird radar system available for conducting bird and bat surveys, research, mortality risk analysis, habitat and migratory studies, and for long-term and operational monitoring and mitigation of risks. MERLIN technology capabilities include:
Risk assessment Siting of new projects & expansions of existing sites Migratory bird & bat studies & research Habitat assessment & use analysis Monitoring & control of operating sites Mortality risk assessment & mitigation planning Bird and bat mortality mitigation
Applications include a wide range of projects with avian mortality risk, bird control and risk management issues.