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The UAV Icing Lab has been featured in the online magazine NorwegianSciTechNews.com and its Norwegian counterpart, Gemini.no. The article is using a lot of multi-media elements and is aimed at the general public!

Are unmanned aircraft more sensitive to icing compared to manned aircraft?

**NEW Publication** A recent paper investigates the sensitivity of unmanned aircraft to icing in comparison to manned aircraft. Differences in airframe size and airspeed can lead to substantially different icing performance penalties. Think of a “normal” aircraft. Chances are that you are thinking of something that is officially called a “large transport aircraft” – aContinue reading “Are unmanned aircraft more sensitive to icing compared to manned aircraft?”

How is an UAV affected by in-flight icing and can we simulate it accurately?

**NEW MASTER THESIS** One of the master students of the UAV Icing Lab has finished his thesis work. Johannes Oswald conducted his thesis in collaboration with the Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics at the University of Stuttgart and the von Karman Institude for Fluid Dynamics. Read more about this research project here. Ice build-upContinue reading “How is an UAV affected by in-flight icing and can we simulate it accurately?”

How much energy is required to prevent ice on UAVs?

**NEW PUBLICATION** In-flight icing on UAVs is a severe hazard that prevents drone operations in bad weather conditions. In order to overcome this limitation, UAVs can be equipped with ice protection systems that mitigate the negative effects of icing. One solution is to heat the exposed surfaces of the aircraft electrically with carbon fiber materials.Continue reading “How much energy is required to prevent ice on UAVs?”

Why is icing on UAVs important?

In-flight icing of drones is a severe hazard that significantly limits the usage of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The UAV Icing Lab has the mission to provide knowledge and solutions for the operations of unmanned aircraft in icing conditions. Atmospheric icing is a well known phenomenon in the Nordic countries. Icing on power linesContinue reading “Why is icing on UAVs important?”

Hello world.

Hello world! This is the first post from the UAV Icing Lab. We are a research workgroup at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) focussing on the challenge of atmopsheric icing on unmanned aircraft. Our mission is to provide knowledge and solution for unmanned aircraft in icing conditions. Let’s go.

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