The National Science Foundation awarded an SBIR grant for the study and development of an animal deterrence system using our high brightness UV-LED technology. A protected airspace is created by the illumination of high brightness ultraviolet LED (light emitting diode) light which deters birds/bats and other animals through an involuntary response. The involuntary deterrence response reduces the risk of mortality and potential economic losses. An effective deterrence system has significant economic and social value. The cost of aircraft bird strikes in the US is estimated at $1B/yr. A bird/bat mortality mitigation technique, particularly for endangered or protected species, is a high priority for wind energy developers and operators.
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