FOD Detection

Be Ready For The Unexpected



Xsight's FOD Detection comprehensive Solution, called FODetect® (Foreign Object Debris Detect), provides automatic and continuous monitoring of airport runways for foreign object debris (FOD), facilitating rapid detection and removal of FOD in all weather conditions.
Each year, FOD amounts to a nearly $13 billion financial loss for the aviation industry worldwide. Even though airports are required to perform manual FOD inspections of the entire runway surface between 4-6 times a day, it’s clear that manual inspections alone are not sufficient to mitigate this serious threat.

FEATURES & CAPABILITIES
  • Automatic and continuous detection of FOD, during both day and night and in all weather conditions
  • Scans runway surfaces in less than 60 seconds to ensure that all aircraft are clear for safe arrivals and departures
  • No blind spots, runway surfaces are scanned in full redundancy.
  • Operators can analyze the imagery and manually operate the system sensor camera for visual validation of the FOD, so that false FOD alarms are avoided
  • Personnel sent to remove FOD are guided directly to the FOD location by a laser beam that can be activated from the system sensor, all the way to the detected FOD
  • Ascription capabilities for post-incident investigation and review

 
 
ADDED VALUES

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Optimal Visibility and Control


  • The ideal ‘ground-level’ perspective for monitoring and addressing runway hazards and contaminants as they occur, in all weather conditions – including low visibility
  • Uniquely designed to work flawlessly with existing runway infrastructure

Decreases Runway Downtime


  • Visual validation of FOD threat before dispatching personnel to the runway – eliminating unnecessary runway closures
 

Quick FOD Retrieval


  • GPS location of the detected FOD is calculated and distributed for quick identification and retrieval
ADDED VALUES

> The Problem
> The Solution

Optimal Visibility and Control


  • The ideal ‘ground-level’ perspective for monitoring and addressing runway hazards and contaminants as they occur, in all weather conditions – including low visibility
  • Uniquely designed to work flawlessly with existing runway infrastructure

Decreases Runway Downtime


  • Visual validation of FOD threat before dispatching personnel to the runway – eliminating unnecessary runway closures

Quick FOD Retrieval


  • GPS location of the detected FOD is calculated and distributed for quick identification and retrieval

Xsight supports proactive runway management

Accurate FOD detection and fast removal from the runway are a daily challenge for airport operations.
FODetect provides airports with a comprehensive solution, resulting in improved safety and increased efficiency and capacity.


Watch how a screwdriver on the runway is being detected and removed in most speed and accuracy by FODetect

RELATED REGULATION
"The Federal Aviation Administration recommends the guidance and specifications in this Advisory Circular for developing and managing an airport FOD management program."