The innovative Trex FOD Finder system is available in several configurations. Please download the Spec Sheet for more information on the specific configurations:
- FODXM001 (AERO Product ID: 2006577): Trex FOD Finder XM Detection System. Radar System only (does not include truck or vacuum).
- FODXMC002 (AERO Product ID: 2006579): Trex FOD XM-CNT Radar Detection System with Scissor Jack Lift and Mounting Hardware (does not include truck or vacuum).
- FODXMC001 (AERO Product ID: 2006578): Trex FOD XM-C Radar Detection System with Scissor Jack Lift, Truck Mounted.
- FODXMM001 (AERO Product ID: 2006580): Trex FOD XM-M Radar Detection System with Vacuum Retrieval System, Truck Mounted.
- FODXMM002 (AERO Product ID: 2006581): Trex FOD XM-MNT Radar Detection System with Vacuum Retrieval System (does not include truck).
The FOD Finder™ XM system is the only certified mobile FOD detection system approved by the FAA. The millimeter wave (MMW) radar system operates at day and night and in all weather conditions. The 78-81 GHz band does not interfere with airport communications, aircraft navigation, or surveillance systems. The XM system is designed to detect and catalog foreign object debris located anywhere within the designated boundaries of the airfield under surveillance. With the optional vacuum system, the FOD Finder™ XM system becomes a single device solution to aid in the detection, identification, cataloging, retrieval, and documentation of FOD on airfield surfaces. With the optional scissor lift accessory, the FOD radar can be automatically raised during operation and returned to its stowing position inside the bed of the truck to avoid low clearance hazards and following a FOD run.
With an intuitive Touch Screen interface that visually and audibly notifies system operators on detected debris, the FOD Finder™ XM system is easy to operate and requires minimal operator training. The secure data server will catalog, maintain and track geotagged FOD detections to identify airfield problem areas and support Part 139 compliance for database reporting.
With the ability to detect FOD at a speed of 30mph (50km/h), the FOD Finder™ XM system can cover the entire airfield over a variety of surfaces in a short period – reducing inspection time and improving airport efficiency for aircraft use.
FOD Finder™ XM: The Only Solution for Mobile FOD Detection
FOD Finder™ is the only certified mobile FOD detection system approved by the FAA with 100% detection capability in all weather conditions (DOT/FAA/AR-11/12). FOD Finder™ has received an FCC waiver to operate the low power radar system on airport locations (FCC 2013-18013).
FOD Finder™ is a revolutionary technology tool used by airports in the combat against the estimated $4 Billion U.S. dollars in damage and loss of aircraft utilization. Designed to assist airport personnel in the detection, retrieval and cataloging of runway debris and identifies areas of FOD accumulation over time.
FOD Finder™ sees through rain, snow, fog, haze, sandstorm desert and nighttime conditions where finding and removing hazards is mission critical. Limited system downtime with little to no maintenance required. FOD Finder™ is robust and can operate on a variety of airport surfaces. Maximizes airport efficiency by reducing runway downtime for inspection, improving the airport logistics and operations. FOD Finder™ XM can operate at speeds up to 30mph (50km/h), reducing runway closures. Sustainment costs of system upkeep are minimal.