Update: Effective Date Set for FOD-Detecting Radar Rules

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the opening up of the 78-81 GHz band for a limited radar application on a strictly licensed basis. The limited application? Detection of “foreign object debris” (known to the cognoscenti as “FOD") on airport runways. The Commission’s decision has now been published in the Federal Register, so we know that the new rules will take effect on August 26, 2013 just in time for the end-of-summer travel season!

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