DeTect has announced it has developed a motion-stabilised True3D Bird Detection Radar (BDR) to support buoy and floating platform offshore wind farm project development and operation.
The Merlin 7360s is based on DeTect’s Merlin True3D bird radar technology and includes a motion stabilisation platform and software to compensate for wave and buoy movement. The system is currently in final testing at DeTect’s Panama City, Florida, USA, headquarters before undergoing certification testing off the French coast in early 2024. This technology facilitates wind farm developers and operators in conducting quantitative pre-construction risk assessments for proposed offshore wind projects and addressing bird mortality in real-time. The 7360s additionally includes DeTect’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) target classification technology that automatically identifies birds and bats down to taxonomic (species) levels while collecting continuous, high-resolution data on biological activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, day and night. The 7360s will be commercially available by mid-2024.