BCAS Air

BCAS Air

Our fully automated system for bird and wildlife control covers the whole spectrum of detection, recognition, tracking and deterrence of birds from zones of protection, 24/7, in all weather conditions. It is the most technologically advanced bird control solution on the global market, keeping airports bird-free in a nature-friendly way.


The BCAS Air Technology

Detection
Panoramic Thermal Imaging Camera

  • 180° panoramic field of view of each unit
  • 500+ meters detection of average-size birds
  • Detection, recognition, and tracking of birds in all weather conditions, even in zero visibility
  • Multiple bird detections

Deterrence
Acoustic Module

  • Designed to evoke ASR (Acoustic Startle Reflex)
  • Powerful acoustic emitter – 145 dB @ 1 m
  • Effective deterrence at 400 m
  • Unique sound wave – no habituation, no harassment ● Minimal noise disturbance – only upon detection
  • Sound wave focused at targeted birds
  • Runway clearance function – manual structured emission of signals by all units as little as 1 min before take-off / landing

Data
Monitoring and Control Center

  • Modular web-based application
  • Video record of every detection
  • Remote control of all functions
  • Quick storage and data retrieval
  • Statistical database with detection logs

Why BCAS Air?

Оver 150 systems on 4 continents

Оver 150 systems on 4 continents

Custom design to satisfy the particular ornithological and operational needs of each airport

Custom design to satisfy the particular ornithological and operational needs of each airport

Fully automatic solution with outstanding efficiency through a combination of bird control techniques

Fully automatic solution with outstanding efficiency through a combination of bird control techniques

Operational 24/7 in all-weather conditions

Operational 24/7 in all-weather conditions

No habituation – scientifically proven and field-tested for all types of birds

No habituation – scientifically proven and field-tested for all types of birds

Highest build quality, low maintenance costs and 15+ years lifetime expectancy

Highest build quality, low maintenance costs and 15+ years lifetime expectancy

State of the art technology and innovation, 100% quality control

State of the art technology and innovation, 100% quality control

Harmless to wildlife

Harmless to wildlife

Sensitization effect on birds towards protected areas

Sensitization effect on birds towards protected areas

Full compliance with ICAO, FAA, ECAC and other generally applicable airport non-interference and safety standards

Full compliance with ICAO, FAA, ECAC and other generally applicable airport non-interference and safety standards


Applications

BCAS Air vs Alternatives
BCAS Air dimensions
BCAS Air standard configuration at a 3000m airport runway
BCAS Air Mk 9.0
BCAS Air Mk 9.0
BCAS Air Mk 9.0
BCAS Air Mk 9.0
BCAS Air Mk 8.2
BCAS Air Mk 8.2 demo installation at international airport in EU
BCAS Air Mk 8.2 demo installation at international airport in EU
BCAS Air Mk 7.2
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 at international airport in EU
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 at international airport in Europe
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 at international airport in Africa
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 at international airport in Africa
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 at industrial rooftop
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 at industrial rooftop
BCAS Air Mk 7.2 units ready for shipment

Technical specification

Camera specification
Detector typeUncooled LWIR Thermal Imager
Resolution640px x 4096px
Pixel size17 µm
Spectral band7.5 – 13.5 µm
Performance<50 mK @ f/1.0
Focal length19/25/35/50 mm
Vertical field of view (VFOV)26°/20°/14°/9.9°26°/20°/14°/9.9°
Horizontal field of view (HFOV)32°/25°/18°/12.4°32°/25°/18°/12.4°
Spatial field of view (IFOV)20° x 205°
Bird detection range (100cm wingspan)max. 1300m @ 50mm focal length
Maximum horizontal angle of rotation180°
Scanning rate – 180°12s @ 25mm focal length
Minimum scanning angle (horizontal)
Power supply24VDC / 2A
Acoustic specifications
Sensitivity 2x1W/1m123 dB
Sound Pressure Level (Peak)145 dB
Beam width± 15° @ 2kHz/-3dB
Deterrence signalProprietary for evoking ASR
Max power600W
Nominal impedance2×4 ohm
Power supply24VDC / 2A
Control module specification
DimensionsH/W/D 900/700/500 mm
Weight70 kg
Power supply85-264 VАC / 50-60Hz / 5.9A
Connection and communication specification
Communication interfaceEthernet
Ethernet type10/100 Mbps, RJ-45
ProtocolsTCP/IP, HTTPS, FTP, SNMP
Ethernet standardIEEE 802.3
User interfaceWeb-based UI
Environmental conditions
Operating temperature-20°C ÷ +55°C
Storage temperature-20°C ÷ +60°C
Operating relative humidity100%
Ingress protection Camera / Acoustic / Control modulesIP65 / IP54 / IP54
Physical specification
Overall dimensions (excl. mounting screws and accessories)H/W/D 1040/705/1222 mm
Weight Camera / Acoustic module (excl. mounting frame)14 / 15 kg
Build material (modules)AL5754-H111, AL6082-T6, anodized
Build material (mounting frame)AL5754-H111, AL6060-T6, chemically coated
Weight (mounting frame)18.5kg