X-Sight debris detection system for Bangkok

X-Sight Systems (Xsight) has handed over its FODetect system to Airports of Thailand (AOT).

The system deployment process at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport’s (BKK) two runways lasted five months and was handed over after the system successfully passed a Site Acceptance Tests according to the FAA regulation for FOD detection equipment.

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) refers to any misplaced objects found on airport surfaces that could damage aircrafts, engines, tyres or fuselage, presenting a risk to passenger safety, disrupting airport services, and leading to expensive repairs.

FODetect has been tested by the FAA at Boston’s Logan International airport and was found to meet or exceed the highest level of performance in every parameter required by FAA regulation.

FODetect is an automated FOD detection solution with detection capabilities deriving from a unique hybrid optical-radar sensing technology, advanced image processing software and close range detection. The system is embedded in Surface Detection Units (SDUs) that are co-located with the runway edge lights for easy installation.


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