Photos taken during the last tests performed in the framework of the SENS4ICE project at the Icing Wind Tunnel of the Technische Universität Braunschweig in May 2022. See the photos in the article below for detailed captions.
In May 2022 two weeks of icing wind tunnel testing (IWT) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig BIWT (Braunschweig Icing Wind Tunnel) successfully concluded the SENS4ICE IWT activities.
AeroTex UK LLP tested the Atmospheric Icing Patch (AIP) thermal ice detection sensor technology and Safran the optical Primary in-Flight Icing Detection System (PFIDS).
The BIWT team provided test conditions for various combinations of temperature, liquid water content (LWC) and particle size representing both Appendix C and O aeroplane icing certification specifications (CS-25/ 14 CFR Part 25, formerly known as FAR 25).
IWT data collection and initial analysis was successful and detailed data analysis is currently ongoing in preparation for the upcoming SENS4ICE icing flight tests early 2023. The excellent cooperation during the tests in Braunschweig was rounded off by the involved project partners visiting the DLR Braunschweig site following an invitation by the project coordinator.