Researchers Work to Prevent Bats from Flying into Wind Turbine’s Blades #drone #droneday
Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Haifa have developed a way to use drones outfitted with tools that output ultrasonic signals and lights to redirect bats to higher altitude outside of the turbines’ path. Here’s more from Tel Aviv University:
“The advantage of the drone is that it is in constant motion and transmits a combination of visual and acoustic signals designed specifically for bats, warning them of danger. When signals are stationary and constant, animals tend to get used to them and eventually ignore them.”
Yuval Werber shares that, “the study, which is part of my doctoral thesis, was conducted in the Hula Valley, an area with a lot of bat activity. We operated the drone at a height of 100 meters – the average height of the center of a wind turbine, and in motion along a path of about 100 meters, back and forth.”
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