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Ascend Avian Radar Network

Project description

New technology to prevent bird strikes

Bird strikes in aviation are a dangerous daily event. These collisions are not only resulting in massive costs and delays for passengers, airlines, and airports but also can have a fatal outcome. Danish company AscendXYZ has worked with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) on a solution that integrates bird radars with Earth observation data to tackle the issue. The EU-funded AARN project will develop the advanced prototype solutions developed by ESA into a market-ready service. It will perform radar hazard measurements of bird activity and make the information available to industry stakeholders, including airlines, pilots and airports. The technology will reshape bird strike prevention by facilitating a plethora of data to airlines on bird activity near airports – creating for the first time in the industry a network of connected systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2


Schleppegrellsgade 3
2200 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 219 421,88