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Air conformal fibre optic ice detection system

Objective

Air Conformal fibre optic Ice Detection System (ACIDS) aims to develop and test a system in an icing tunnel which is capable of detecting the presence, thickness and type of ice accreted on the leading surfaces of rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The system will be capable of directly measuring ice formation on the leading surfaces, raise an alarm and automatically activate the de-icing cycle. The capability of the system is aimed at reducing engine power demand diverted to de-icing procedures in difficult flying conditions and hence substantially contributes to the safety of the aircraft. The project is an SME initiative as a follow-up to a CRAFT project, bringing together European SMEs, major European helicopter and aircraft manufacturers and research institutes to work on a safety aspect of aviation which crosses national and company boundaries and addresses a growing and critical safety issue.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Address
Vasilika Vouton
71110 Iraklion
Greece

Participants (8)

AOS TECHNOLOGY LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
46,Pate Road 46
LE13 0RG Melton Mowbray
CAMBRIDGE OPTICAL SCIENCE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Ipswich Road, Needham Market
IP6 8EJ Ipswich
EADS CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTRE
Germany
Address

81663 Muenchen
EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Industriestrasse 4
81663 Muenchen
GKN AEROSPACE TRANSPARENCY SYSTEMS - LUTON
United Kingdom
Address
London Luton Airport
LU2 9NQ Luton
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY LTD
Greece
Address
Hellenic Aerospace Industry
32009 Schimatari
UNIVERSITY OF IOANNINA
Greece
Address
1,Salamaga 1
45110 Ioannina
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
Address
Plassey Technological Park
61 Limerick