SENS4ICE Coordinator explains the project challenges in an exclusive article by DLR
Particle sensors for SLD characterisation. Cloud particle sensors are used in flight tests to characterise supercooled water droplets and ice particles. The sensors are seen here during earlier flight tests with DLR’s High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO). Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) has released a dedicated article on the SENS4ICE project in which the Project Coordinator Carsten Schwarz explains the challenges and risks linked to icing conditions on aircraft, in particular the Supercooled Large Droplets (SLDs).
In this framework, SENS4ICE develops a combination of direct and indirect technologies in a unique hybrid approach, with the objective of identifying an icing issue on the aircraft more quickly and reliably and, by doing so, increasing flight safety.