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Foreign Object Detection Robot for Runway


Pallavi Basu , AMITY UNIVERSITY; Rishabh Sharma, amity university; MS Prasad, amity university


Foreign Object Detection (FOD), Microcontroller


Aviation is a fastest growing means of transportation. It is very much dependent on the runway. If there is any object on the runway it causes a fatal accident. FOD can directly threaten safety of flight crews and integrity of the aircraft. In 1998 to 2008, there were 116 FOD occurrences reported to the Aircraft Transport Safety Board (ATSB) that affected high capacity air transport aircraft, which normally happened during the busiest hours of operations at most airport in Australia. Nine of them happened at the aerodrome apron while the other 12 occurred on taxiways. Other occurrences that happened during aircraft pushback included cases when the tyre was punctured by a metal pin and the engine was damaged. The problem is that there is no such system to find out FOD instantly on the runway and also this much of cost effective. Era of automation robot become an important part of our industry. This research introduces the new concept of finding out object on the runway coming to its path and instantly picking it up from the runway. The project is designed to develop a robotic vehicle that can sense metals ahead of it on its path similar to sensing objects. The robot is controlled by a remote android application. Remote operation is achieved by any smart-phone/Tablet etc., with Android OS based touch screen operation. It consists of a metal detector circuit interfaced to the control unit that produces beep sound and detect objects. At the transmitting end using android application, commands are sent to the receiver to control the movement of the robot either to move forward, backward and left or right etc.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I30812
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2018
Page(s): 2335-2337

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