Are there foreign object debris (FOD) barrier technologies that allow debris to pass in only one direction?

(Image Credit:  Sharon Rice, DSIAC)

(Image Credit: Sharon Rice, DSIAC)

DSIAC is looking for FOD barrier technologies to support the Innovation and Modernization Pax and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.  Such barriers must only permit debris to leave the designated area but not return.  Proposed physical barriers would be used on the edge of a runway or taxiway that would allow wind or engine exhaust to blow FOD off the prepared surface edge but prevent it from traveling back onto the surface.  

If you have a solution to this problem, please either join the discussion on DTIC's DoDTechSpace forum or email the following information to DSIAC ​(both linked below):

  1. Organization/Company Name
  2. Point of Contact Information (Name, Title, Phone, Email)
  3. Concept/Technical Approach Overview
  4. Applicable Experience​
Inquiry Cutoff Date: 
12 March 2020