A.B. Utkin and T. Rocha da Silva from INOV, and P. Reis from ANA, Aeroportos de Portugal, SA, submitted the article “Affordable Laser Imaging Instrumentation for Persistent Runway Monitoring” at the ICLO 2020 – International Conference Laser Optics 2020, within the scope of the dissemination actions foreseen in the MPP- Permanent Runway Monitoring Project.

An affordable system for non-intrusive runway pavement health assessment is being developed in Portugal within the framework of the MPP – Persistent Runway Monitoring project (European Commission Partnership Agreement “Portugal 2020”). As a component of this system, a laser imaging setup was designed to provide efficient and nearly real-time evaluation of the runway conditions and prompt detection of foreign object debris.

The International Conference Laser Optics takes place biennially in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This is a scientific event with a long tradition in the field of laser physics, optics, and photonics. The 19th International Conference on Laser Optics (ICLO 2020) was held from 2 to 6 November 2020.