Procedures for FOD Detection System Performance Assessments: Electro-Optical FOD Detection System

As part of a comprehensive performance assessment of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) detection systems at civil airports, assessments of an electro-optical, intelligent vision system was conducted by the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology (CEAT). The performance assessments of FOD detection technologies were designed to provide a rich data resource that could assess the performance of both individual sensors and combined sensor systems. Targets included a variety of items, some with known detection characteristics, such as radar cross sectional area (RCS) for radar-based sensors and color and surface condition for electro-optical systems. Targets also had different shapes and sizes and were made of different materials to provide target characteristics that would challenge detection systems. Assessment campaigns were scheduled over a 12-month period with the intent of testing under varied weather conditions. The electro-optical FOD detection system that was the subject of this assessment was the iFerret™ FOD detection system developed by Stratech Systems, Ltd.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 2010 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference: Next Generation of Airport Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01608190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2016 12:05PM