Performance Assessment of a Hybrid Radar and Electro-Optical FOD Detection System


Download Performance Assessment Report, June 2012

FAA has published its final performance assessment report on the FODetect solution.

The tests were executed on the hybrid sensor solution installed at Boston Logan International Airport and were conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration, Williams J. Hughes Technical Center, Aviation Research Division, Airport Technology Branch and the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Results show that the hybrid sensor solution, consisting of integrated radar and electro-optical sensors, meets or exceeds the highest level of performance in every parameter required by FAA regulation.

As quoted in the report: "The FODetect system was able to detect the objects of various shapes, sizes, and materials on runway surfaces and perform satisfactorily in nighttime, daytime, sun, rain, mist, fog, and snow conditions, as required by FAA Advisory Circular 150/5220-24, "Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipment."