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Japanese-European De-Icing Aircraft Collaborative Exploration


JEDI ACE aims to provide an innovative concept of an integrated ice protection system: an inte-grated approach, consisting of combined passive anti-icing coating, active de-icing devices and ice sensors. The system will be applicable to aircraft wings and will support an important technological milestone: the composite wing concept, which today includes also morphing properties.

The JEDI ACE consortium, consisting of European and Japanese partners, determined three technical objectives for the integrated ice protection system:
1. An active de-icing device based on electro-thermal and/or mechanical actuation, combined with supporting passive anti-icing coatings
2. An ice sensor system for real-time measurements of ice accretion on aircraft structures,
3. An integrated ice protection system with complementary components for excellent operation properties.

The work in JEDI ACE will result in validated design concepts and lab-scale prototypes for the future generation of integrated ice protection systems.
The design will contribute to:

• prevention of ice buildup on leading edges,
• improved in-flight ice assessment,
• improved aircraft safety
• reduced energy consumption during de-icing procedures,
• reduced de-icing procedures on ground,
• compliance with design constraints of composite wings including morphing properties,
• compliance with bleed-air free engines and all-electric aircrafts,
• compliance with other surface and coating requirements like resistance against erosion

The JEDI ACE consortium will develop evaluation devices for all determined objectives on the basis of newest scientific knowledge, combined with appropriate test sessions to validate the performance of the components and deliver the design concept of an integrated ice protection system. This ambitious goal will be achieved by combining the specific SoA competencies through close multinational collaboration.

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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
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