Ultrasonic in-flight wing ice detection

Derrick D. Hongerholt, Gary Willms, Joseph Lawrence Rose

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Discussions and sample results are presented for an in-flight wing ice accretion detector based on newly developed ultrasonic guided wave sensors and measurements. Detection over a fairly large area can be accomplished with these sensors. Physical principles, hardware, and computational methods are outlined along with a description of two flight demonstration programs. Excellent results are obtained, pointing to the potential for immediate field use of this new ice detection technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventSAE Advances in Aviation Safety Conference - 2001 Aerospace Congress - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2001Sep 14 2001


OtherSAE Advances in Aviation Safety Conference - 2001 Aerospace Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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