Are there technologies that detect foreign object debris (FOD) entering jet engine inlets?

(Image Credit:  Sharon Rice, DSIAC)

(Image Credit: Sharon Rice, DSIAC)

DSIAC is looking for technologies supporting the Innovation and Modernization Pax and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division that can detect FOD entering jet engine inlets or impacting jet turbine blades.  Technologies can be related to fan blade vibration sensing, speed change sensing, other sensors detecting small particles as they enter the inlet, or other innovative solutions detecting FOD events.

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. Technology/Technical Approach Overview
  4. Applicable Experience​


Inquiry Cutoff Date: 
12 March 2020