Applied Radar Technologies ...
DeTect, Inc. specializes in applied radar remote sensing technologies and systems for aviation safety, security and surveillance, environmental protection, wind energy, weather and wind measurement supporting projects worldwide with over 250 radar systems installed and operating to date.
DeTect Radar Products:
- AHAS (Avian Hazard Advisory System)
- MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radars
- RAPTOR Radar Wind Profilers
- MERLIN Avian Radar Systems
- HARRIER Security & Surveillance Radars
- MERLIN Bird Control Radar Systems
- HARRIER Visual Warning Systems
DeTect is a fully integrated radar company headquartered in Panama City, Florida, USA with company-owned manufacturing facilities in Florida and Colorado and additional offices in Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. area); Montreal, Canada; and, London, England. The company additionally 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. The company is the world leader in advanced bird radar technologies for real-time aircraft birdstrike avoidance, wind energy bird and bat mortality risk mitigation, and industrial bird control with over 120 of its MERLIN bird radars installed in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. The Company's RAPTOR Radar Wind Profiler is the most advanced wind measurement radar available and and was selected by the US National Weather Service for upgrade of the US Next Generation National Profiler Network. DeTect additionally in 2012 deployed the first radar-activated windfarm turbine obstruction lighting system in the US - a HARRIER Visual Warning System - that provides automated activation of wind turbine obstruction lights when aircraft are detected within ten miles of the wind farm.
- Bird-aircraft strike risk assessment & alerting
- Airspace, marine & ground security & surveillance
- Aircraft & ultralight intrusion detection
- Border surveillance & security
- Radar coverage gap filler
- Automatic obstruction lighting activation
- Bird & bat survey & risk mitigation
- Industrial bird control & protection
- Radar data products & networks
- Boundary layer, stratospheric, tropospheric & mesospheric wind measurement
- Specialized weather radar systems
DeTect's professional staff resources include experienced engineers, scientists, aviation safety specialists, meteorologists and technicians that are experts in remote sensing, radar engineering, system integration, operation and environmental management. Specialized expertise includes BASH (Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard) and wind energy avian risk assessment and management with unique application support from leading radar engineers, software developers, ornithologists, biologists and scientists that provide DeTect clients with the most experienced team of experts in remote sensing of birds and bats in the world.
Company facilities include over 30,000 square feet of office, laboratory and manufacturing space in Florida and Colorado to support design, development, assembly, testing and support of advanced radar systems. Research resources include radar airport test sites for systems, components and software development, testing and calibration. DeTect radar systems are built to industrial and military (MILSPEC), European Union (EU CE Mark) and other international standards and incorporate commercial-off-the shelf (COTS) components where possible in order to provide our customers with high performance, competitive cost of acquisition, low O&M, and ongoing technology insertion and upgrade opportunities over the life of the system.
DeTect radar systems are in use at facilities and projects worldwide with a proven record of exceptional performance, reliability and operability and over five million hours of successful operating experience on systems operating since 2003. The US Air Force has purchased seven MERLIN systems to date based on a documented record of improved aircrew safety, reducing aircraft-birdstrike damage and increasing mission readiness. NASA, after evaluation and on-site testing of various bird radar technologies, selected DeTect's MERLIN system to support space launch safety for the $2 billion space shuttle for 22 launches from 2006 to the end of the program in 2011 with 100% system uptime.
With DeTect, customers are getting more than a radar system - as a fully integrated company DeTect provides comprehensive application support with each system that includes full concept-of-operations (CONOPS) development, human factors design, system operational integration, site-specific operation user training and long-term 24-7 support. Each system is supported by DeTect's team of application specialists who have extensive backgrounds and experience in radar systems design, manufacture, siting and, most importantly, integration and use of the technology in the real-world environment with effective user interfaces to meet each customer's specific business operational requirement.