AirSentinel is a passive receiver which detects on-board transponder signals emitted by aircraft around the wind farm area. Based on these signals, AirSentinel tracks approaching aircraft that may represent a hazard and sends an alert signal to the wind turbine lighting system. The lighting system will activate the obstacle lights until the aircraft is away from the risk zone. AirSentinel allows to keep the wind turbine lights switched off by default during the whole night and to activate them only if and when a low-level flying object is detected.
AirSentinel is a simple and reliable solution for wind farm developers, obstacle lighting manufacturers and Operations and Maintenance providers.