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FODetect is an automated system that provides continuous monitoring with high-resolution and high-speed detection of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on critical Aircraft Operating Areas (AOA).

Automate Foreign Object Debris Detection (FODD) for Critical Aircraft Operating Areas.

FODD is an automated system that provides continuous monitoring with high-resolution and high-speed detection of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on critical Aircraft Operating Areas (AOA).

Smart Sensors – FODD Surface Detection Units (SDUs) utilize existing edge light infrastructure to minimize installation costs and convert your existing runway or taxiway edge lights into smart edge light sensors. The system is capable of rapidly scanning an entire runway/taxiway between aircraft movements and providing excellent detection resolution.

 

Download as PDFDual technology - Surface Detection Units combine a millimeter-wave radar sensor and an optic sensor with NIR illumination and advanced image processing software to help detect, locate and identify FOD in practically all flight approved weather  conditions – even during snow events.

Automatic Operator Alerts - Each smart SDU continuously scans a portion of the AOA and analyzes the data locally to detect foreign objects.  In cases of positive detection, the FODD system operator receives an audio and visual alert.

FOD imagery - FODetect system software allows the operator real-time interrogation, imagery and classification of detected FODs. The software also provides the operator precise location and size of detected debris. The SDU includes a built-in laser line generator for highlighting FOD locations, assisting ground crews to efficiently remove the debris reduced visibility conditions and at night.