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Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 686 894
Project duration December 2016 - December 2018
Status Completed
Venture Eurostars

Purpose and goal

FODBASA aims at integrating high level key systems components to build up a unique sensor capable of simultaneous FODA (Foreign Object Debris Avoidance) and BASA (Bird-Aircraft Strike Avoidance) actions. The envisaged system, based on state-of-the-art military technology, will deliver a cost effective solution without sacrificing performance. FODBASA will allow for important operational space gains in airport critical zones, improving not just airports’ safety but also their capacity.

Expected results and effects

The solutions developed in FODBASA will open up a significant market opportunity that lies within the approx. 200 medium to large-sized airports that will now be able to invest in these protection systems. The FODBASA system, not only will improve efficiency and coverage but will also allow important gains for the airport safety and capacity. As first movers, the business impact for the SMEs will be significant.

Planned approach and implementation

The FODBASA result will consist of a prototype with a physical hardware component embedded into a software environment to provide full control of the system. The hardware component will integrate four units - [i] radar sensors which will be responsible for debris/bird designation, acquisition and tracking; [ii] Auxiliary Sensor Fusion Unit which will be responsible for interfacing with an auxiliary sensor suite; [iii] Visualisation display to eventually be situated in control towers and [iv] Operator Control System which will allow control and monitoring of the system.

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Last updated 31 January 2019

Reference number 2017-01648

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