Improved Icing Detection for Defense
The new optical icing detection from IVS may have no more consequential impact than in national defense. That’s because ice accumulation has been identified as a major cause of accidents on military aircraft. Icing can endanger a defense mission – and put the lives of both military personnel and the private citizens they protect at risk.
IVS technology is important to defense – even on aircraft already equipped with icing protection systems – because it alerts aircraft to approaching ice encounters outside of “classic” icing certification envelopes. That’s where more than 1 in 100 of an aircraft’s icing encounters will happen. Having better awareness of possible icing danger head thus enables the aircraft to use the entire operational flight envelope more confidently.