JFK Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the largest airport serving the greater New York City area.  JFK is located adjacent to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and is the only CEAT radar deployment in the Atlantic flyway.  CEAT deployed 2 avian radar systems to JFK in both AR1 and AR2 configurations.  The AR1, placed in the northeast corner of the airfield, was configured with an array antenna providing coverage from ground to 11 degrees above horizon.  

The AR2, located south of the midpoint of runway 13R-31L and near the shore of Jamaica Bay, was comprised of two 4 degree parabolic dish antennas providing coverage from ground to 8 degrees above horizon.  The radar systems began collecting bird movement data in January 2010.  The AR1 was decommissioned in August of 2012 and the AR2 followed in December of 2012.