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Title: Eagle Take Minimization System

Abstract

Laufer Wind (LW) has developed a prototype Eagle Take Minimization System that shows capabilities for autonomously detecting, tracking, and visually identifying eagles and other protected avians out to approximately 1 km range with no human-in-the-loop. This type of detection system is important for animals that fly too close to facilities that can harm them, such as large wind turbine farms. The Eagle Take Minimization System consists of networked and sensor-fused commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) X-band radars, PZT visible cameras and a Central Controller computer that can be interfaced with a wind facility SCADA. The intended design of the Eagle Take System is to detect and reliably identify eagles at far enough range so that proximate turbines can be stopped to greatly reduce the risk of eagle injury or death. These curtailed turbines would be released when eagles have moved away. Other wind turbines that are not in close proximity to eagles would continue producing electricity as usual throughout the process.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Laufer Wind Group, LLC, Bedford, NH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Laufer Wind Group, LLC, Bedford, NH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1460284
Report Number(s):
DE-EE0007884.0000
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007884
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY

Citation Formats

Petr, Rod, Knag, John, and Laufer, Eric. Eagle Take Minimization System. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1460284.
Petr, Rod, Knag, John, & Laufer, Eric. Eagle Take Minimization System. United States. doi:10.2172/1460284.
Petr, Rod, Knag, John, and Laufer, Eric. Thu . "Eagle Take Minimization System". United States. doi:10.2172/1460284. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1460284.
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title = {Eagle Take Minimization System},
author = {Petr, Rod and Knag, John and Laufer, Eric},
abstractNote = {Laufer Wind (LW) has developed a prototype Eagle Take Minimization System that shows capabilities for autonomously detecting, tracking, and visually identifying eagles and other protected avians out to approximately 1 km range with no human-in-the-loop. This type of detection system is important for animals that fly too close to facilities that can harm them, such as large wind turbine farms. The Eagle Take Minimization System consists of networked and sensor-fused commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) X-band radars, PZT visible cameras and a Central Controller computer that can be interfaced with a wind facility SCADA. The intended design of the Eagle Take System is to detect and reliably identify eagles at far enough range so that proximate turbines can be stopped to greatly reduce the risk of eagle injury or death. These curtailed turbines would be released when eagles have moved away. Other wind turbines that are not in close proximity to eagles would continue producing electricity as usual throughout the process.},
doi = {10.2172/1460284},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Mar 08 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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