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UAV cold weather requirements

Operational and technical requirements for UAVs set to operate in cold weather and potential icing conditions.

The objective of the white paper is to give an overview of the physical and meteorological processes related to atmospheric in-flight icing while also describing the effects of icing on UAVs. Further, this document suggests comprehensive operational and technical requirements for ice protection systems that enable safe operations of UAVs in icing conditions.

This holistic approach is designed to inform and guide UAV designers, operators, and policymakers in addressing the challenges of icing in uncrewed aerial operations.

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