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Title: Wide-area ice detection using time domain reflectometry
Authors: Yankielun, Norbert E.
Ryerson, Charles C. (Charles Curtis)
Jones, Sarah L.
Keywords: Airplanes--Ice prevention
Deicing chemicals
Optical instruments
Issue Date: Oct-2002
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TR-02-15.
Abstract: Ice accretion on the wings of fixed-wing aircraft and on the rotors of rotary-wing aircraft can have disastrous results. The ice that forms on a wing structure, especially along the leading edge, modifies the wing aerodynamics, resulting in decreased lift. In the extreme, this can lead to stall and loss of control of the aircraft and potentially a crash. Ice building up elsewhere on the wing, rotor, or airframe can add weight to the aircraft. Several techniques and flight protocols have been developed and are widely used to prevent aircraft from becoming ice covered, both in flight and on the ground.
Description: Technical Report
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