Foreign Object Damage (FOD) Inlet Debris Monitoring System (IDMS)

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University of Notre Dame

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FOD is a significant driver for engine removal for nearly every platform in Naval Aviation. Debris ingestion had caused the F-35, F-18 and AV-8B to have unacceptable levels of readiness and safety. The comprehensive FOD program seeks to understand, quantify, and prescribe solutions to FOD and requires coordination across commands and installations. The purpose of this project is to develop an on-wing Inlet IDMS capable of detecting engine FOD events.


05/08/20: Request for White Papers Released
06/03/20: White Papers Due
07/09/20: Solution Selected
10/08/20: Request for Proposal Released
10/29/20: Proposal Submitted
02/04/21: Awarded