Grooved Sign

Student researchers created the Dual Image Grooved Sign to improve safety on airport runways. This prototype illustrates how it would be seen from three sides.

Two aviation students have shown their continued ingenuity by placing in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Design Competition for Universities for the second time in three years. Jin Young Kim and Keaton Aktay placed third this year in the Runway Safety, Runway Incursions, Runway Excursions category with their Dual Image Grooved Sign (DIGS) display. DIGS is an innovative way to display different information to pilots when viewed from either side. Being able to see different information depending on which side a plane is approaching from would increase pilot awareness of aircraft positions.