FAA clears Xsight's FODetect sensor

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has cleared a hybrid sensor solution integrating radar and electro-optical sensors as meeting its highest level of performance.
Xsight Systems, the provider of advanced runway sensing solutions chosen by airports worldwide said the FAA has now published its final performance assessment report on its FODetect solution.
The hybrid sensor solution was tested at Boston Logan International Airport and were conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration, Williams J. Hughes Technical Center, Aviation Research Division, Airport Technology Branch and the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois.
Results show that the hybrid sensor solution, consisting of integrated radar and electro-optical sensors, meets or exceeds the highest level of performance in every parameter required by FAA regulation.
“The FODetect system was able to detect the objects of various shapes, sizes, and materials on runway surfaces and perform satisfactorily in nighttime, daytime, sun, rain, mist, fog, and snow conditions, as required by FAA Advisory Circular 150/5220-24, “Airport Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Detection Equipmen,” stated the report.
Alon Nitzan President and CEO of Xsight Systems said: “This finalizes an important milestone in the FODetect introduction to the market. We have been honored that our technology has been selected by the FAA and it has been a pleasure to have worked collaboratively with the FAA & CEAT experts.”
“We are proud of the results and trust that our innovative radar and day/night image processing technology provides the most reliable and efficient solution to automated runway FOD detection,which in turn contributes to heightened airport safety and to increased operational efficiency.”
The final report follows the interim performance assessment which has been previously shared with key stakeholders.
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