M1 Ingested Dust Sensor

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M1 Ingested Dust Sensor

The AGT 1500 engine developed by Honeywell for the M1 Ground Combat Vehicle is believed to suffer premature performance degradation due to ingestion of dust, sand, and FOD (Foreign Object Debris). FTL personnel developed an inductive loop sensor that operated almost ideally in the extreme air intake environment, detecting even small dust ingestion events and proving to be highly resistant to fouling.