Foreign Object Debris Monitoring & Cleaning Autonomous Systems / Photo Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Command / Photo Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Command

What autonomous or remotely-operated systems can be used for monitoring and cleaning foreign object debris from a runway?

DSIAC staff and subject matter experts (SMEs) searched for autonomous or remotely-operated systems that can be used for detection and monitoring of foreign object debris (FOD) from a runway. The search focus was on technologies that are mature enough to provide short-term impact on enhancing operation of Department of Defense (DoD) base runways. DSIAC staff looked at both subscription based technological information as well as open source material to determine what technologies existed that could accomplish this task. DSIAC also issued a call for information on advanced technologies that could facilitate FOD detection. As responses were collected, they were reviewed, summarized, and then provided to the inquirer. Finally DSIAC SMEs discussed advanced enabling technologies that should be considered for further exploration.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.