Patent on freezing rain
The Icing Wind Tunnel for aircraft enables simulation of freezing rain according to EASA Certification Standards CS-25 / CS-29 Appendix O, which is mandatory for certification testing in the large aircraft industry and, most likely in the near future, also for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Through research and development, it was possible to develop a unique selling point here as well. The "Apparatus and method for the production of water droplets of a specific size in an apparatus for the artificial production of rain, snow or icing conditions" was patented in 2018.
Another major challenge is the production of artificial wet snow with flake sizes up to 6 mm. This is currently being actively researched and developed.
- Aquasense [Take Off]: Research and Validation of a Prototype for Simultaneous LWC/IWC Detection in Icing Wind Tunnels
- VertSLD [Take Off]: Prospecting for the Construction of a Vertical Icing Wind Tunnel for Experimental Simulation of Icing by Supercooled Large Droplets
- ICE GENESIS [H2020]: Creating the next generation of 3D simulation means for icing