Deadline: 2019-07-10 Award: $50,000 Open to: Everyone*
Bird strikes by aircraft need to be addressed quickly for safety. Identification of the bird is critical to determine its size/weight and to determine if more testing for damage is required and what action to take. Currently, birds can be identified by DNA and feather identification, but the methods are time consuming (weeks) including shipping samples back and forth. A faster method for bird identification, preferably with a handheld device is required.