The Bird Collision Avoidance System (BCAS) consists of several interconnected modules. The main functions of the system are:
The detection of birds and bats is carried out by thermal imaging and daylight stereo cameras that constantly search the area for flying objects.
As soon as an object is recognized, the data is analyzed. If the flying object is recognized as a bird or bat, the system positions the acoustic module, which emits a sound signal directed at the bird. If this signal, the Acoustic Startle Reflex (ASR), is triggered, the bird changes course and flies away. This acoustic signal does not harm the birds and is designed so that the animals do not get used to the signal. This has been proven after extensive tests and research in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, and WWF Bulgaria. From the first use, the system works autonomously and offers real-time remote data monitoring. The database can be accessed to retrieve videos, data and other information. The collected data can be used for detailed analysis and reporting purposes.
The BCAS software is a modular web-based application that enables access to all functions of the system, fast storage and data retrieval for millions of data records.
BCAS consists of the following modules: