Improved Icing Detection in the Air
More than 1 in 100 of an aircraft’s ice encounters are outside of the “classic” icing certification envelopes. This can pose serious threats to safety:
- Icing increases drag (CD), decreases lift (CL) and can cause loss of control.
- A hot air system may not fully evaporate all impinging water drops. Runback ice can result. This can be detected using IVS’ microstrip resonator technology.
- Tapping air from the engine to anti-ice systems can reduce the available thrust.
- And automatic flight control systems can mask the effects of ice accumulation.