Pharovision’s “SENTINEL” FOD detection system provides continuous scanning of airfield runway, taxiway, and other tarmac surfaces. Integrated multiple units can provide complete coverage of an entire airfield. Detected potential targets are displayed instantly at a remote station, for direct analysis and investigation. The system is capable of detecting any object on a runway or taxiway surface from more than 800 meters away, day or night, and instantaneously displaying the geo-location of the object on an aerial map of the airfield.
SENTINEL exceeds all requirements of the FAA’s Advisory Circular for FOD detection systems, and as such, is eligible for AIP funding. As a multi-functional system, it is a game-changer in the industry, providing an airfield with a more cost-effective utilization of its limited resources, enhancing procurement possibilities for the wide variety of uses. The integrated and comprehensive system is capable of simultaneously scanning for debris on all tarmac surfaces within the vicinity, and between aircraft movements, the system is capable of automatically scanning for other types of targets. The system can transmit warnings when a pre-defined level of target size or numbers is reached or a target is in close proximity to an area that could potentially impinge on safety or security (for example, aircraft flight corridors, secured areas, restricted zones, etc).