Icing and Ice Risk Mitigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


17.5.2019 10:00 - 17.5.2019 12:00


TAV Konferans Salonu, Ayazağa Kampüsü

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Icing and Ice Risk Mitigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Dr. Ali Benmeddour National Research Council Canada – Aerospace 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0R6 Ali.benmeddour@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca Absract :Ice accretion on aerodynamic surfaces, such as wings, tail surfaces and propeller/rotor blades, presents a major hazard to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operating in cold and humid environments. It dramatically impacts their handling qualities and could result in aircraft control difficulties, leading to unsafe operation with the risk of a complete loss of the vehicle, costly payload and valuable data. With decades of experience and two world-class icing facilities, the National Research Council Canada (NRC) has been studying the in-flight icing of UAVs, especially small ones, for the last few years with emphasis on developing ice risk mitigation technologies suitable for safe and efficient operation of these aircraft in icing conditions.