Optical Ice Detector: Measurement Comparison to Research Probes

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International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures
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The Collins Aerospace Optical Ice Detector is a short-range polarimetric cloud lidar designed to detect and discriminate among all types of icing conditions with the use of a single sensor. Recent flight tests of the Optical Ice Detector (OID) aboard a fully instrumented atmospheric research aircraft have allowed comparisons of measurements made by the OID with those of standard cloud research probes. The tests included some icing conditions appropriate to the most recent updates to the icing regulations. Cloud detection, discrimination of mixed phase, and quantification of cloud liquid water content for a cloud within the realm of Appendix C were all demonstrated. The duration of the tests (eight hours total) has allowed the compilation of data from the OID and cloud probes for a more comprehensive comparison. The OID measurements and those of the research probes agree favorably given the uncertainties inherent in these instruments.
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https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-1428
Pages
12
Citation
Anderson, K., Ray, M., and Jackson, D., "Optical Ice Detector: Measurement Comparison to Research Probes," Advances and Current Practices in Mobility 6(3):1321-1332, 2024, https://doi.org/10.4271/2023-01-1428.
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Published
Jun 15, 2023
Product Code
2023-01-1428
Content Type
Journal Article
Language
English