Analysis for FOD Automatic Detection System

FOD 자동탐지시스템 요구사항 분석

Kim, Sung-Hoon;Park, Myoung-Kyu;Hong, Gyo-Young;So, Jun-Soo;Kim, Sang-kwon;Kim, Uri-Eol

  • Received : 2016.05.27
  • Accepted : 2016.06.29
  • Published : 2016.06.30


Damage caused by FOD which is a foreign substance at the movement area in airports around the world has reached 200 million every year. In 2000, the casualties occurred 133 people at charles de gaulle airport due to FOD. The occurrence of damage by FOD has continuously influenced in domestic also it makes equipment repair indirectly or directly. Accordingly, One of the solutions to the problem is the development of FOD automatic detection system. That is ongoing for plane movement area in airport. As the analyzed result, the military airport prefered mobile type and the civil airport prefered fixed type due to the characteristics of the operating type. In this paper, we analyzed the minimum performance specifications meeting the domestic requirements by investigating military and private FOD detection systems.


Aircraft;Airport;Detect;Foreign object defective;Radar


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Grant : 공항운영

Supported by : (주)웨이브텍