Infrared Sensors for Detecting Icing on Helicopter Blades

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-29568
Published July 01, 2001 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Infrared-sensor systems for real-time detection of accretion of ice on helicopter rotor blades are undergoing development. By providing early warnings of icing conditions, these systems would enable pilots to activate deicing equipment or take other corrective action to avoid the severe hazards posed by icing.