Accipiter Avian Radar at JFK International
Jim With Radar
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Inside Avian Radar Trailer
FOD Testing Grid
FOD Testing with Clipboard
FOD Walk at Changi International Airport
Trex FOD Finder at Chicago O'hare
Chicago O'Hare international Airport
Avian Radar Testing at Skagit Wildlife Reserve
Stratech iFerret FOD Detection System
FOD Testing at dusk at O'Hare

Research Group Bio - David Mayer


B114 Newmark Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

office: 217.722.3721

Dave Mayer is a biologist, field team leader, and an IT specialist in ASMP.  Dave completed his bachelors degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008.  He has participated in FOD technology performance assessments and has been key developer of methods to site avian radar systems at Seattle-Tacoma, Chicago O'Hare, and JFK International airports.  Further, he contributes to the validation and integration of these systems into airport operations. At Seattle-Tacoma he has overseen the installation of the second  on-field radar and the development and implementation of an avian alert system for wildlife managers which is currently undergoing final evaluation. Dave has established connectivity to remote radar systems and managed those connections.  In addition, he has performed regular maintenance of avian radar systems.  Dave has served in the technical role to connect sensor systems in airport environments for remote ASMP access.  He has conducted studies of multiple radar sensors including both magnetron and solid state systems in a variety of bands and provides technical support for sensors currently in ASMP inventory.  He has designed and constructed low cost configurations of radar systems to assist in Wildlife Hazard Assessments. He has also participated in the assessment of FOD Detection systems at T.F. Green, Boston Logan, and O'Hare International Airports.