A-FOD installation is almost finished for FOD detection at Alanya Gazipaşa International Airport. System will be active on the 300m section of the runway and airport firefighter department will be alerted immediately when FODs (Foreign Object Debris) are detected.
The installation is made with the approval of TAV, in order to be experienced by the relevant units of airport. It detects FODs and wildlife on the runway. The project is the first FOD detection system installation in Turkey.
The system is installed on a tower at a distance of 135 meters from the center line of the runway. The system detects FODs and wildlife in real time by sweeping the runway with electro-optic sensors.
The artificial intelligence-assisted system is now on the phase of collecting data from the runway to use in the machine learning phase. System will be activated at the end of February.
The system is available to visit by PAT area administrators of the airports. A-FOD is developed by ArgosAI Teknoloji, a METU Technopolis company.