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FOD Detection

Automatic advanced radar technology enhances the reliable detection of foreign object debris (FOD), significantly reducing associated risks.

Foreign Object Debris Detection

Ensuring smooth operations and safety for assets, personnel, and travellers

The airport industry faces significant challenges in detecting foreign object debris (FOD) on runways and taxiways. These hazards range from misplaced cargo and broken pavement pieces to wildlife and aircraft parts. The presence of such debris poses severe risks, including tyre punctures, engine ingestion incidents, and, in extreme cases, catastrophic failures leading to accidents. The damage inflicted by FOD costs the global aviation industry billions annually.

Foreign Object Debris Detection

All-weather FOD detection

Navtech’s FOD detection solution employs a high-resolution radar sensor that scans a 150m radius, rotating 360° every 7 seconds. This ensures the detection of objects as small as 3cm x 3cm x 3cm, with the system alerting operators to the precise location of debris for prompt removal. Its robust design operates flawlessly in all weather conditions and light levels, providing continuous surveillance even in extreme temperatures. This capability ensures uninterrupted airport operations, safeguarding assets, personnel, and travellers. Navtech’s solution significantly enhances safety and efficiency in airport environments.

Foreign Object Debris detection Fully automatic FOD Detection

Navtech’s FOD detection solution is a fully automatic system that alerts operators of potential hazards before they have further consequences, ensuring reliable hazard detection in all conditions.

Enhances safety and efficiency

Significantly improves operations by covering the entire runway automatically, ultimately improving efficiency and reducing operating costs.

Runway hazard management

The system can be integrated with existing video management systems (VMS) and cameras to provide visual verification and complete situational awareness.

Reliable performance

Continuous monitoring of the entire, capable of detecting objects as small as 3cm x 3cm x 3cm.

Unaffected by weather or light

Rain or sunshine, day or night, FOD detection systems work continuously in all weather and lighting conditions.

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