DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE ICING PROTECTION SOLUTIONS
EXPANDING UAS OPERATIONS
Efficiency supplies endurance
Autonomy is key
Surgical precision airframe icing detection and mitigation ensures power optimisation. Modular hardware and software guarantees scalability and adaptability. Electro-thermal concepts based on nano technology enables for a light weight solution. These capabilities and characteristics ensure that D•ICE minimises its impact both in and out of atmospheric icing conditions.
Monitoring atmospheric conditions and detecting when icing conditions are prevalent. Applying intelligent icing detection and mitigation algorithms.
D•ICE autonomously diagnoses icing hazards and mitigates threats, without any human interaction required. This enables operators to maintain focus on achieving operational goals and thereby add value to customers.
Detecting Icing Conditions
Detecting Airframe Icing
Mitigating Airframe Icing
The worlds only autonomous icing protection solution for unmanned aircraft
D•ICE is an intelligent ice detection and mitigation solution, designed to add value by enabling operations currently impossible.
... pushing the limits of unmanned aviation
Designed in collaboration with NASA Ames, D•ICE offers a light-weight and power-efficient solution to atmospheric in-flight icing. For operators, D•ICE significantly increases operational capability and greatly reduce operational costs.
D•ICE is available as an embedded custom component in a manufacturing process
and as a retrofit solution for existing unmanned aircraft.
D•ICE CORE ELEMENTS
Strategically applied thermoelectric panels
Control unit processing data and allocating energy
Atmospheric sensor package monitoring flight conditions
Intelligent algorithms for optimised in-flight atmospheric icing protection
The D•ICE technology was initially developed for the unmanned aircraft industry, where the aircraft airframe, external sensory systems, and external propulsion surfaces (e.g. propellers and engine inlets) are all exposed to in-flight atmospheric icing.
However, the modular design architecture enables for a solution that is easily transferrable and scalable. D•ICE can be applied in a multitude of industries providing great value by ensuring safe optimal operations.
The D•ICE technology seem tailored for this industry, as it is the only icing protection solution in the world that functions in complete autonomy. Further, the technological requirements are identical to the ones in the unmanned aircraft industry.
URBAN AIR MOBILITY
The D•ICE technology is designed to serve all unmanned aircraft sizes. Further, proving the viability of the technology in the unmanned aircraft industry will ensure a higher level of trust in the solution for the manned aviation industry.
The D•ICE technology is easily transferrable to wind turbine wings and would be an optimal solution to an unsolved problem in the industry.
UBIQ Aerospace • Krambugata 2,
7011 Trondheim • Norway
Tel: 0047 452 47 771